One way to make big headway when making meals is to speed up dinner prep. Here are 10 hacks with vegetables that will make prep work in the kitchen so much easier.
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Cutting cherry tomatoes (or just about any vegetable that’s spherical in shape) is hard — no doubt!
But to make things easier, arrange all your vegetables onto an even leveled plate and place another place of the same size and level on top. Hold the top plate down slightly and cut through. Ta da!
Peeling potatoes can be hard. They tend to get sticky from all the starch that comes out after boiling.
However, if you make a shallow cut around the centre of the potato before boiling, you’ll be able to get the peel out a lot easier.
Once you’re doing boiling it, quickly put the potatoes in cold water. This shock tactic will cause the skin to retract, making it easier to remove.
Want to get even onion slices?
Simple! Pierce a fork through the onion and cut against it. It’ll give you even onion slices that are perfect for adding into salads and sandwiches.
Cutting pumpkin or squash can be a challenge.
Instead of cutting them up when they’re raw, make small incisions along its skin and microwave it for about three minutes.
Wait for it to cool and slice through!
Don’t have time to sit and chop your broccoli or cauliflower properly? Here’s how you can get small florets without much hassle.
Put your broccoli or cauliflower into a bag and hold it by its stem, then bang it hard against a table.
You should be able to obtain several bite-sized pieces.
Instead of peeling a ginger entirely with a knife or a peeler, use a spoon to scrape the skin off.
We know it might sound silly but shaking garlic cloves in a bag or a glass jar could help!
Want to remove the seeds of a bell pepper?
Follow these tips!
Using a pizza cutter for carrots and celery allows you to go way faster. The rolling motion of the blade lets you cut carrots and celery in one swift motion. Just be careful of your fingers!
Need to shuck an ear of corn? Here’s how: