Make Better Choices - Tips And Tricks For Cooking Healthy Meals!

by Allison Maggie Sanchez

Not everyone is an amazing cook and every extraordinary chef has room for growth. Cooking is a skill that many people refine over the long term. If you want quick tricks to make cooking a little bit easier or funner, read this article. Read on to find out how!

Enjoy eating your winter greens. Kale, collars and broccoli rabe will taste much sweeter after they have lived passed the first frost. The best greens will be deeply and brightly colored and won't show any signs of limpness or yellowing. Always wash these sorts of veggies very carefully as they tend to accumulate a ton of dirt. Lower the trimmed greens into a bowl of cold water, gently swish them in the water, and rinse them thoroughly.

Many vegetables and herbs have a smell that has a tendency to remain on cutting boards, despite how many times you wash them. Put a waterproof mark on the end of the cutting board so you'll know which side to use.

It is important to hold off on adding salt and/or garlic when you are making dried beans. Instead, add these ingredients once the beans are soft. Both garlic and salt can keep your beans from softening while they cook, particularly with old beans. Wait until the beans are half way done before you add the seasonings.

If you wish to eat more protein, try one of the many varieties of beans or tofu available. Both can be found at any grocery store. Try frying tofu and adding seasoning to replace meat. Make beans a less boring source of protein by including some herbs when you boil them.

More often than not, we add way to much salt to our dishes, however it is not yet ruined. Simply slice and peel a few raw potatoes and allow them to simmer in your sauce for around 15 minutes. The additional salt will be absorbed by the potatoes. If you are cooking a tomato-based dish, adding some additional tomatoes will work to dilute the extra salt.

If your recipe calls for slicing meat very thin, you can do this most easily by partly freezing the meat first. This is the perfect technique when you are making Thai or Chinese food. When meats are partially frozen, the slicing is neater and the meat's fibers don't tear and stretch as easily. To ensure the meat cooks evenly, you must let the meat strips thaw thoroughly before cooking.

If you cook with style by using these amazing tips, it could be the start to a great new hobby. It is quite possible for cooking to be a deliciously fun way to learn about food. You can find things out about your heritage and about yourself while you learn to love cooking. You will enjoy food more and your meals will shine as you learn to practice and perfect your cooking!

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