Food | Parenting | Family

11 Genius Cooking Hacks I Wish I Had Known Earlier in Life

Quick, easy and tasty (and dollops of parenting around food).

Karthik Rajan
Jan 31 · 6 min read
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1. Insanely tasty pasta sauce, hailed as world’s best, is only 3 ingredients in one pan.

2. Rice reheating with ice cubes. Works like magic.

3. Pineapple leaf — if it comes off easy, it is ripe enough to cut. No second guesses.

4. Magic words (rolling and curling) that changed the way I used knives

Cutting hand: Chop with the rear part of the blade, not the tip, in a rolling motion.

Other hand: If you can’t see your finger tips, you can’t cut them. So curl your fingers.

5. Best advice about heat: “If it’s done in the pan, it’s overdone on the plate.”

6. The truth about pasta water: should taste as salty as the sea.

7. Clean as you go: the quickest and most efficient way to clean the blender is to add some water and dish soap and blend it.

8. Clean as you go: Microwave high for 5 minutes with a bowl of water, vinegar and toothpick.

9 and 10. Tools,tools, tools: Immersion blender and pressure cooker saves you chopping time and utility bill respectively.

11) Truth about spice: One is more than enough

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