Posts Tagged ‘easy’

Sliced Raw Veggies with Coarse Sea Salt

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Pink Brandywine Tomatoes with Fleur de Sel

Pink Brandywine Tomatoes with Fleur de Sel

Tuesday Tip

Sliced Raw Veggies with Coarse Sea Salt

The other night when I got home from work I had a lot of fresh vegetables from the garden, and needed a quick vegetable side or salad to go along with our pasta.
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Prepping Navel Oranges for Easy Snacking

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Orange Ready for Prep

Orange Ready for Prep

Tuesday Tip

Prepping Navel Oranges for Easy Snacking

I discovered this prepping technique for oranges when I made candied orange peel for the first time a few years ago.  I just needed the peel, and I ended up with 6 oranges, peeled, yet still intact.  I stored them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and would grab one when I wanted a snack, easily separating out the segments.
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Rice Ahead

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Brown Jasmine Rice

Brown Jasmine Rice

Here is an excellent way to have brown (or white) rice cooked at a moments notice for fast, easy dinners.  Cook dried rice ahead of time (such as on a weekend), cool it, then freeze it.  I originally thought about doing this a few years ago, when I saw pre-cooked, frozen rice at Trader Joe’s.  Of course it costs more to purchase pre-cooked frozen rice, than uncooked rice.  If Trader Joe’s can pre-cook and freeze rice, why can’t I? So, I cooked up a batch, let it cool, and froze it in a thin layer in a plastic zip top freezer bag.  To reheat it I just break off what I need and pop it in the microwave for a couple minutes.  Trader Joe’s does have an excellent uncooked Brown Jasmine Rice, which is much more cost effective than pre-cooked rice.

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