Tips and Shortcuts
Normally, I’m just cooking for two, and I found myself wasting so much food, it became aggravating. So, here are a few things I’ve discovered to help save money and time! I’ll keep adding to this list as I learn more tricks. Please send me your favorite shortcut ideas!
SPICES: Instead of buying pieces of fresh, whole ginger, I buy the plastic tube that gives you the freedom to squeeze out just the amount you need for any recipe or dish. The same for basil and garlic that come in tubes you can store in the refrigerator. You can also dry your fresh herbs and store them in an airtight container.
VEGGIES: While I always prefer fresh veggies, there are so many good, healthy, brands of frozen vegetables that don’t come with added salt or other stuff. It’s really handy to keep several packages in my freezer. Lately, I’ve been buying bags of Trader Joe’s frozen roasted corn. It’s delicious! I’ll also buy seasonal veggies, par-cook them and freeze for future use.