10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN

10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN

In today’s fast-paced world, most of us have limited
time to cook, but we do want to eat healthy and
delicious foods. Every effort has been made to prepare
dishes in a time-efficient manner. Here are some universal
as well as meal-specific tips to prepare meals in 30
to 45 minutes. Of course, there are dishes and meals that
take a long time and should be prepared when you have
the time and feel creative.
1. Keep the ingredients on hand. 
use cooking many dried ingredients, which
can be stored for a long time.
use cooking many dried ingredients, which  can be stored for a long time.
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
 For perishables,
shop only once or twice a week to save time as
well as money.
2. Clean and chop vegetables. To save time, I
usually clean and chop the whole package of
vegetables at one time and refrigerate small
portions in sealed plastic bags. If you do not
have the time or do not like to mess with
chopping vegetables,
To save time, I usually clean and chop the whole package of vegetables at one time and refrigerate small portions in sealed plastic bags.
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
 many grocery stores now
carry chopped vegetables, which are
convenient and quick to use. The taste of fresh
vegetables cannot be duplicated; spend a little
extra on fresh ingredients and taste the difference.
3. Use frozen vegetables. Keep a good supply of frozen vegetables; they are a convenient
substitute for fresh vegetables.
Keep a good supply of frozen vegetables; they are a convenient substitute for fresh vegetables. I especially like to keep frozen peas, green beans, mixed vegetables, and spinach on hand.
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN 
 I especially like
to keep frozen peas, green beans, mixed
vegetables, and spinach on hand.
4. Stock up on canned beans and tomato
products. 
 For a quick meal, these are very handy. I have included some recipes using canned beans and tomato sauces
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
For a quick meal, these are very
handy. I have included some recipes using
canned beans and tomato sauces.
5. Keep a running grocery list. 
 Encourage family members to add items to the grocery list as needed. This is especially helpful if you have more than one cook in the house.
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
Encourage family
members to add items to the grocery list as
needed. This is especially helpful if you have
more than one cook in the house.
6. Plan meals for the upcoming week. 
Sometimes it takes longer to decide what to cook than cooking itself. Add ingredients to the shopping list as you plan your menus.
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
Sometimes
it takes longer to decide what to cook than
cooking itself. Add ingredients to the shopping
list as you plan your menus.
7. Freeze extras for rainy days. 
 Double the recipe and freeze the extra for those days when nobody can or wants to cook. However, remember not all things freeze well. I have included freezing directions wherever possible
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
Double the recipe
and freeze the extra for those days when
nobody can or wants to cook. However,
remember not all things freeze well. I have
included freezing directions wherever possible.
8. Buy chopped garlic or garlic paste and
substitute for fresh, if desired.
Buy chopped garlic or garlic paste and substitute for fresh, if desired.
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
9. Freeze ginger or use ginger paste. Preparing
ginger can take time. I keep frozen ginger on hand
to save time. To freeze ginger, purchase ⅛ to ¼
a pound of fresh, tender ginger. Peel and grate or
chop the ginger. To grate ginger, grate with the
grain to minimize the fiber that comes out.
Preparing ginger can take time. I keep frozen ginger on hand to save time. To freeze ginger, purchase ⅛ to ¼ pound of fresh, tender ginger. Peel and grate or chop the ginger. To grate ginger, grate with the grain to minimize the fiber that comes out. If you have an electric chopper, finely chop the ginger and freeze it. I usually divide the ginger into approximately 1-teaspoon portions, placing them on a plate lined with plastic wrap and freeze it. When it is completely frozen, remove it from the plastic wrap and store in a sealed plastic bag or container. It will take time initially, but on a daily basis, it saves a lot of time.
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
 If you have an electric chopper, finely chop the ginger
and freeze it. I usually divide the ginger into
approximately 1-teaspoon portions, placing
them on a plate lined with plastic wrap and freeze it. When it is completely frozen, remove it from the plastic wrap and store in a sealed
plastic bag or container. It will take time initially,
but on a daily basis, it saves a lot of time.
10. Prepare and freeze onion. Chopping, grinding, and cooking the onion masala takes time. I will often prepare and freeze the onion
masala portion of a recipe ahead of time.
 Chopping, grinding, and cooking the onion masala takes time. I will often prepare and freeze the onion masala portion of a recipe ahead of time. This is very handy when I’min a hurry or have company. Thaw frozen masala in the refrigerator overnight or in a microwave prior to using. Using frozen masala can save a significant amount of time without altering the taste of the prepared dish.
10 Tricks Useful To SAVE TIME IN THE KITCHEN
 This is very handy when 
I'm a hurry or have
company. Thaw frozen masala in the
refrigerator overnight or in a microwave prior to
use. Using frozen masala can save a
significant amount of time without altering the
taste of the prepared dish.