Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen (Part 1)

Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen (Part 1)

If you ever find yourself wondering how to cook faster, get ready for some of my favorite time-saving secrets in the kitchen!

  • By Jess Dang
  • August 29, 2019

Today’s podcast episode (and next week’s) is for anyone looking to save some time in the kitchen — so basically, it’s for everyone because in all the years I’ve taught cooking and run Cook Smarts, not one person has said, “I wish it took me longer to cook a meal.” Nope, not one.

I know many of the parents in our community have kids headed back to school this week, and with the after-school activities, homework help, PTA meetings, your schedule is about to get packed. So this episode is for all the busy parents out there and anyone who wants to save time cooking!

I have so many tips to share that I’m breaking them down into 2 episodes. In part 1, I’ll cover:

  1. The most important kitchen skill one needs to reduce their prep time
  2. The ingredients to have on your weekly menu to ensure quick and easy meal prep
  3. Quick-cooking ingredients that will make sure you have dinner on the table in a flash

Have a listen and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below! 


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Links mentioned in this episode

Check out the links we’ve mentioned:

  1. Build your knife skills
  2. Join our Kitchen Heroes Facebook Group so that you can participate in a future knife skills challenge
  3. Grab our guide to quick-prep vegetables
  4. Grab our list of quick-cooking methods, vegetables, proteins, and grains


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