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10 Basic Time Saving Cooking Hacks That You Should Know

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Do you have a set of cooking hacks that save you time and energy in the kitchen?

We spend an average of 24 hours a month in the kitchen cooking up delicious treats for our friends and family.We all need some kitchen skills, from young students living alone to moms and dads feeding their family. If scientists are to be believed, our food choices are even linked to our character. There are tons of great little tricks that can help anyone greatly improve their cooking game, and perhaps get a few people interested in further developing their skills.

Brand new cooking hacks today, and start saving your time and energy for the good stuff.

1. Cut softer foods using a dental floss

Things can get messy if you are cutting a particularly large cake and only have a small knife, but even things like cheese and Swiss rolls can be difficult to cut precisely. You can use dental floss to make quick and precise cuts and avoid the trouble.

2. How to peel garlic in a simple way

To peel garlic the easy way, microwave the whole bulb on high in your microwave for 20 seconds. When you take it out, the skin will slide straight off.

3. This cooking hack makes chopping much easier

Got a slippy-slidey countertop and a slippy-slidey chopping board?

There’s a cooking hack for that!

Simply place a tea towel under your chopping board, and it will prevent it from sliding all over the place.

4. You can use a spoon to help you peel fresh eggs

In case you just have to eat some boiled eggs right now and you only have fresh ones, you can add a little salt in the water with them and then use a spoon to crack one ends slightly and start peeling the shell from the inside. It’s incredibly quick and simple.

5. How to make DIY muffin cases

Batter ready, oven on…no cake cases.

All you need is some baking paper and a glass. Place the paper into an empty tray cup, then place the bottom of your glass inside. Twist it to mould the paper into place, then repeat with the other tray cups.

Pour your batter inside, and bake as normal.

6. Grill your fish on top of lemon slices

Fish will tend to stick and even break up when placed on the grill, but if you put it on top of lemon slices and grill it like that it will be much easier to prepare, and it will get that nice zesty flavor.

7. Microwave oysters for 10-20 seconds to make them much easier to open

Oysters can require quite a bit of brute force to open, and you don’t want to be pressing hard on something with a knife and risk having it slip and hurt you. The simple solution is to microwave them for 10-20 seconds, which loosens them up and allows you to open them using much less force.

8. Put ice cream in a bag before putting it in the freezer

Ice cream can get rock hard in the freezer and it takes ages to thaw out just enough that you can eat it. A simple trick to keep it just the right consistency is to put the container in a plastic zip lock bag before throwing it in the freezer.

9. A cooking hack for cheese lovers

Trying to cut down on the cheese?

Mozarella is a low-calorie choice, and delicious on pizza and pasta dishes.

Keep your portion size low by grating it.

Freeze your mozzarella ball for 30 minutes to slightly harden it, and it will make cutting a breeze.

10. Use protein powder, almond milk, oat flour for healthy snacks

People often view pancakes as a dirty pleasure, but you can make healthy and diet-friendly pancakes using protein powder, almond milk, oat flower, different fruit and other healthy ingredients.

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