What’s better than cooking a delicious, healthy meal for the people you love?
Cooking that meal fast—and getting great results every time.
(Can I get an amen?)
So when I saw my friend Maria’s ingenious guacamole hack on Twitter (see #4), I wondered how many other handy cooking hacks I’d been missing—and how much time and food I was wasting as a result!
Inspired, I set out on a Twitter scavenger hunt for more cooking hacks, looking for tricks that would be especially useful for healthy plant-based cooks. Not only did I find some hilarious tweets (like this one, which makes you think eating eggs might be bad for brain health), but I rounded up 10 hacks that will save you time and make you look like a pro in the kitchen.
10 Easy cooking hacks from Twitter
1. Sharpen knives…without a knife sharpener
— Yte (@StudioYte) January 9, 2016
Want to get fancy and use an actual sharpener? This compact gem is under $10 and is what I use at home.
2. Cut an entire container of cherry tomatoes in seconds
— Optus (@Optus) January 30, 2015
Because no one likes having a cherry tomato explode in their mouth. (Ick.)
3. Peel an orange in the coolest possible way
— Dawn Lopez (@dawnchats) January 6, 2016
Plus 24 more fruit hacks!
4. Keep guacamole from turning brown
— Maria Pittarelli (@beyondlettuce) April 30, 2016
You’ll never waste the top layer of guacamole again.
5. Chop a mango in a snap
— Dawn Lopez (@homehacksblog) May 2, 2016
Perfect for making kale and mango salad with sweet ginger-cashew dressing.
6. Get the most bang for your lemon buck
Here's a tip for getting more juice from your lemons.
— Ora (@Ora_Home) April 21, 2016
Works for limes, too.
7. Prevent neck strain
— Andrea Buckett Cooks (@Andrea_Buckett) April 3, 2016
You’ll love this hack if you print out recipes so you can mark them up. (I’m talking to you, Ms. Food Blogger. 🙂 )
8. Get more out of corn cobs
— Emily (@westoftheloop) August 4, 2015
Waste not, want not.
9. Make the easiest spaghetti ever
— vegetarian gourmet (@Veg_Gourmet) February 16, 2015
Who knew: Spaghetti can be a one-pot wonder!
10. Rock the meta-hack
— Dana Arcuri (@girlygirlsguide) January 18, 2016
Hack addict? You’ll love this list of 17 cooking hacks—perfect for plant-based foodies.
- Do you have a favorite cooking hack to share? Leave a comment and tell us about it!