Imagine working whole day and has to cook after work. Some will look forward to it while for some it can be a real slog. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Let’s share some great cooking tips to whip up delicious healthy meals in a jiffy.
Whip up your own dressings
Making your own dressing can be so simple and easy. The best part is you can make them during your weekends, and keep them in the fridge. And they taste better when it sits for a while.
If you love a tangy salad, mix oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and vinegar. If you have a sweet tooth, try mixing tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, mixed herbs and some honey. Great sauce for the kids too.
For a wholesome meal, just prepare a fruit salad or a vegetable salad or have both. Blanch a piece of chicken or some yummy salmon fillet. How about throwing in some nuts or even crouton. Pour in your prepared dressing and voila, a big bowl of fresh fibre and protein.
Make yourself a big pot of bolognese sauce
This is one handy cooking tips you just have to try. I like to make my own Bolognese sauce. They are just so easy and simple and my whole family do not mind eating Bolognese spaghetti everyday. 😍
Chop some yellow onions, fresh tomatoes, a can of tomato puree, several bay leaves, black pepper, salt and sugar to taste. Bring all this to a boil, cool it and pack them into bottles in the fridge.
When you come home after work, boil some spaghetti, pour in the Bolognese sauce, toss in minced beef or chicken. Grate some cheese, toast slices of bread and a yummy dinner for the whole family. All done under 30 minutes.
Freeze some fresh herb cubes
I love one of this handy cooking tips. Herbs like fresh parsley, coriander and dill add that extra oomph to your dish. But they do not last long even in the fridge. So what I did was during the weekend, I will buy these fresh herbs. Chop them up and put them into ice cube trays, cover with a little water and freeze them.
After work, I will defrost them with water and fresh and clean herbs ready to be used with your grilled meat. This freezing method saves so much of my time and also cuts down on the wastage. And my meat tastes so homemade with these fresh herbs.
Thick and thin cuts
Another one of those thoughtful cooking tips. During your weekend marketing, buy some thick cuts like chicken chops or pork ribs for the weekend cooking. Leave the thin cuts for the weekday meals. Wrap them up in different packets for each day and lay them flat in the freezer.
Thick cuts takes hours to defrost but thin cuts like chicken fillet need only half an hour. Defrost some fresh herb cubes and you will have great tasting food in a jiffy.
If you have some quick and handy cooking tips to share, leave your comment. We will love to share them. Happy cooking!
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