6 Tips and Tools To Make Cooking A Whole Lot Easier
Save about an inch of your scallion roots and place them in tall shot glass filled with water. They will sprout and regrow in less than a week.
2) App that tells you what to look for in your fruit and vegetables.
Perfect Produce for the iPhone and Android operating systems is an application that helps you identify good and bad fruits and vegetables. The app includes seasonality, what characteristics indicate ripeness, and what features indicate a sub-par specimen.
3) Trying to eat healthy? Substitute fattier ingredients with greek yogurt.
If a recipe calls for cream cheese, butter, or sour cream, but you're trying to avoid fattier ingredients, you can always substitute with plain greek yogurt in a pinch.
4) Don't know what to make? Supercook to the rescue!
An interesting site called supercook can help you figure out what whip up. Simply type your ingredients into the search bar, and you will be given a list of recipes that use only what you have.
5) Add salt at different times for different results
Salt is a common staple for seasoning, but be wary of when you add it. When cooking onions, for example, add salt from the get-go to keep them firm, but add it near the end of the process if you're trying to caramelize them.
6) Have a question for a professional chef? Now you can ask it.
In addition to providing recipes and cooking tips, Chef2Chef has a blog that is frequented by well-known professionals. These gourmands often exchange trade tips and will be more than happy to let you in on a few secrets.