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Thursday, September 28, 2017

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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. Broiling individual pieces of meat in proximity
By broiling steaks, pork chops and hamburger patties close together lengthwise toward the front of the broiling rack, you'll likely make each piece turn out equally crispy. My experience has been that the closer to the left end of the rack your meat is placed, the better. 

You didn't really think you were done, did you? Now that you've come this far, top it off with the culinary enhancers below that put the cherry on top of your eating/cooking pleasure. Do it now. 

Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven

KitchenAid® 5-Speed Hand Mixer

Hamilton Beach® Professional-Style 12-Cup Stainless Steel Deep Fryer   

Gevalia 16-Count Cappuccino T DISCs for Tassimo™ Beverage System   

Gevalia 16-Count Latte T DISCs for Tassimo™ Beverage System   

Keurig® K-Cup® Pack 18-Count Krispy Kreme Doughnuts® Decaf Medium Roast Coffee

Health Supplements/Foods



About me

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? Seven tips to prepare and cook food are discussed on homepage.