If you are overwhelmed with making dinner for the family, you should try doing some of the preparing the night before. Before going to bed, cut up the onions and veggies or make your marinating sauce. By completing a few basic steps the day before, you can save yourself time and energy when it is time to prepare your meal after a long, hard day of work.
Fresh fruits, such as apples, avocados, bananas, peaches and pears are likely to turn brown when sliced and exposed to air. Lemon and salt water will stop the process, but the best flavor to use to stop the browning is by dipping the fruit in pineapple juice. Quickly dipping the fruit will be sufficient. There is no reason to soak it for expended periods of time. Slicing meat into thin even strips is easier when the meat is partially frozen. The thin sliced meat is great in many dishes including many Chinese and Thai meals. When the meat is partially frozen, cutting becomes cleaner as the meat fibers are less likely to tear or stretch. Though before cooking the meat strips, make sure you let them thaw completely. This allows for even cooking. After you slice fresh produce, it will start turning brown, especially with avocados, bananas, and pears. Salt water and lemon can stop it, but dipping them in pineapple juice works better for flavor. A quick dip is all that is required, so don’t worry about leaving it to soak. Did you ever feel guilty for tossing moldy fruits in the garbage? Is it alright to eat fruit after removing the moldy sections? There is no way to salvage fruit that has begun decomposing. The fruit needs to be thrown as away as some of the mold may not be visible and can cause you to become ill.
An excellent suggestion is to purchase solid cutting utensils for use in your kitchen. In addition to the practical benefits, you will also improve your safety when cutting foods with sharp utensils. More accidents occur when utensils are dull, because they have a tendency to slip as you cut.
Use silicone, nylon, and rubber spatulas and spoons when cooking with nonstick cookware. When using harder utensils, it can cause scratching or gauges in the nonstick surface, which could then cause the coating to get into food or lose it’s effectiveness. This will not only taste unappealing, it is potentially toxic.