Friday, September 21, 2018

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Make the cooking process simpler and quicker with the proper techniques and kitchen tools. Below is a list of food preparation steps. On the left and right sidebars you'll find a lot of culinary resources to supplement what you learn here, with these items available at some of the most affordable prices I could find.

1. Handling fruit 
• Many fruits are sprayed with pesticides and contain dirt.  
• Before eating fruits not enclosed in a peel, rinse them off. 
  
2. Cooking vegetables 
• Boil certain vegetables such as carrots, zucchini and squash to soften them before frying them.  
• Use just enough oil to cover the bottom of the skillet. 

3. Cooking meat  
• If you choose to fry meats, cook them in grease or vegetable oil on both sides with enough oil to cover half of the meat.  
• Reduce cooking time by having your oil hot before putting meat into the skillet.  
• Generally fry chicken for 9 minutes on each side then simmer it for two minutes on each side with a lid covering the skillet to soften the meat; however, you should first cook all pieces for 11-12 minutes on each side if not enough of their redness disappears by the time the 9th minute arrives.   
• Prior to cooking, pork chops and steak should be covered in store-bought marinade.  
• To tenderize steak, beat each side with a cooking mallet - do this step before doing a marinade.  
• Broil steak, pork chops and fish on each side to save time, enhance taste and protect your health - eight minutes total for pork chops, 18 - 20 minutes total for steak.  
• Use coating for chicken and fish for better taste. 

4. Preparing meat to freeze  
• It helps to measure the amount of foods such as ground beef you're putting in a plastic freezer bag before freezing it.  
• If your package of beef weighs five pounds, split it in half and put each half into separate bags with 2.5 lbs written on both of them. 

5. Thawing out meat 
• Meat that has bone in it generally takes longer to thaw.  
• Chicken and steak are perfect examples of this with beef being an exception even though it has no bone.  
• If you must keep these meats on the kitchen counter or sink instead of the refrigerator for a few hours, soak them in cold water after the first hour or so. 

6. Dicing and chopping onions and other items 
• If you must cut something such as an onion into small pieces, first cut it into big slices then mash those slices with a large, sharp knife, working your way all around your pile with the blade tip down. 

7. Input on the video located above
• Rice is one of the first items covered.
When boiling rice, put plenty of water in the pot plus sprinkle in an adequate amount of salt beforehand.
• Stir rice frequently - following these two steps helps prevent sticking.
• Also shown is the use of spices before the roasting of vegetables. Please keep in mind that although it's okay to add salt to your dish before baking it, adding salt to meats before broiling them on side A or side B can dry out the meat.

8. Coating chicken more easily
• To save time and waste less coating, sprinkle chicken coating directly onto chicken.
• Do this after blending chicken seasoning with a beaten egg and milk. 

9. Where to put cheese on pizza
• When making this dish, put cheese on top of the pizza sauce.
• This includes instances where your recipe may say to sprinkle it on last.
Most importantly, you should use mozzarella cheese over any other cheese; however, it's okay to use a combination.

10. Baking dishes which include onion
• Saute your onion slices/bits before inserting the entire dish in the oven.
If  you merely blend in raw onion cuttings, they're likely to taste bitter.

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Regarding the major items such as the dining set and kitchen island located above, I look for those which are highly rated and whose prices are competitive and something I hope you can afford.
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If the coffee pots and other cooking items you see here interest you, please explore them before leaving. 
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By buying an appliance you see here, you can save money - the food steamer located above costs much less than many slow cookers/crock pots you may find on Amazon.
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Impress everyone with your fine cookware and newly acquired talent. 
You can come closer to reaching this goal today by investing in some of the resources I have made available before leaving.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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The way you take in food should be done the right way. Preparing, cooking and storing your food in an ideal way will take your culinary pleasure a long way.   

By being required to begin cooking dinner for the household soon after the 2008 presidential election, I learned to cook various foods and use certain techniques in some cases for more efficiency. Consequently, I've come to enjoy cooking. 

I created this site based on my personal cooking and eating experience. Eating is one of life's best pleasures. You should make the most of this pleasure by making your food taste better, handling your food safely and getting the nutrients you need.  

How can you enhance your culinary experience? Tips to prepare and cook food are discussed on homepage.