We’re offering these basic cooking tips in the hopes of making the time you spend in the kitchen as pleasant as possible.
Either for everyday meals or for your next party, the hints and tips here will be a great resource.
Cooks who understand what they’re doing are more likely to enjoy cooking.
Knowledge is critical when it comes to combining foods or choosing the right cuts of meat.
And that’s just the beginning of what you can expect to find. We’ll have short-cuts, quick-fixes and lists of do's and don'ts when it comes to cooking low carb.
Please enjoy and share these cooking tips with your friends. We know this section of the site will be very practical for all cooks at home.
To simplify things, we’ve created specific links to cover as many topics as possible.
Expect many more tips as the site continues to evolve.
* ABOUT POULTRY
* ABOUT GAME
* ABOUT FISH
* ABOUT SEAFOOD
* CHOOSING LOW CARB VEGETABLES
* CHOOSING FRUIT ON A LOW CARB DIET
* ABOUT DAIRY PRODUCTS
* SELECTING HERBS
* SELECTING SPICES
* METHODS FOR PREPARING FOOD
And much, much more…
You can never have too many basic cooking tips or kitchen advice.
I think the most helpful bit of advice I ever got was when I first started out really cooking for myself. And that bit of advice came from my now husband who said to purchase the best cooking tools that I could afford.
So I invested heavily into very good knives, an assortment of pots and pans and dependable miscellaneous gadgets.
My kitchen devices and tools are many years old and in great condition because I take care of them.
Knives are hand washed to preserve the blades from pitting and losing their edges.
Non-stick pans are also hand washed to maintain the integrity of the non-stick surface.
Washing wooden cutting boards immediately after use is also really important. Just don't soak it. Wash it well with dish soap and very hot water, rinse thoroughly. Then use a clean tea towel to dry it and then let it dry completely standing on its end rather than letting it dry flat. If you leave it flat, in time it will warp and become useless.
every couple of weeks pour coarse salt over the board and rub it down
vigorously with the cut side of half a lemon. Squeeze the juices out as
you go. Then rinse really well. Wipe down with a clean tea towel and allow to dry upright.
Once a month or so, treat the wooden board with bee's wax. I like to use Clapman's Beeswax Salad Bowl Finish. Apply it sparingly with a paper towel or soft cloth and rub it in following the grain of the wood. Then buff with another clean cloth.
I've read that some people use nut oils but I wouldn't. It would be way too easy to unknowingly trigger a nut allergy in some sensitive individuals.
And avoid olive oil or vegetable oil. They turn rancid in no time at all.
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Apr 27, 18 10:57 AM
Want to know how to cook lamb from the best lamb cuts? Great information to ensure success every time!!
Apr 27, 18 10:10 AM
These healthy fish sticks are low carb and totally gluten free. They are crispy on the outside and tender in the middle. Best fish sticks ever!
Apr 27, 18 10:04 AM
Finding a low carb salmon loaf was a challenge, so I decided to tweak and adjust my old standby. And boy am I ever happy I did. Best salmon loaf recipe EVER!!!
Apr 27, 18 08:31 AM
Here are a couple of French omelet recipes. Plain or with a delicate filling, these are wonderful for a low carb light brunch or for breakfast. Love this low carb lifestyle.
Apr 16, 18 03:08 PM
Enjoy a variety of fish cakes as part of your healthy low carb lifestyle! These are nutritious, economical and absolutely yummy! Try one of these delightful recipes this week! You will love them.
Apr 16, 18 02:01 PM
This EGG STRATA will feed a crowd! Or make it now and freeze in portions for later use. Easy to prepare and a great potluck contribution! You won’t blow your low carb diet with this recipe.