Timesavers in the Kitchen

Whether you love to cook or not, everyone appreciates saving time in the kitchen. The sooner the cooking is done, the sooner you get to eat!


  • Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Rice

  • Cubed and cut butternut squash

  • Pre-minced garlic

  • Triple washed greens

  • Use canned beans

Kitchen Tools

  • Garlic Peeler

  • Anything Dishwasher Safe

  • Kitchen Shears

  • Sharpened Knives

  • Apple Core

  • Cookie Dropper

  • Funnel

  • Jar Opener

  • Microwave Steamer

  • Food Processor

  • Immersion Blender

  • Egg Slicer


  • One tablespoon of oil is one drizzle around the pan or about one cap full of oil.

  • Get used to what one teaspoon of spice looks like in your hand or how many grinds of pepper so you don’t have to get the measuring spoon out every time.

  • Use a garbage bowl for trash to avoid extra trips to the trash can.

  • Keep a conversion “cheat sheet” inside a cabinet door for quick reference.

  • Use a salad spinner to separate seeds from tomatoes. Or, use a melon baller to scoop the out quickly.

  • Use a tea kettle to blanch something instead of waiting for a whole pot to boil.

  • Make and freeze grains ahead of time like quinoa, brown rice, etc. so they can be easily used later.

  • Double your recipes, cook once, eat many times.

  • Shred butter so that it will soften faster.

  • Freeze mozzarella in plastic wrap so it’s easier to grate.

  • Use an egg slicer to quickly slice soft fruits like bananas and strawberries.

  • Skip rinsing the pasta.

  • Keep counters clean with a baking sheet.

  • Add a teaspoon of salt to the water when making hard boiled eggs, makes them easier to peel.

  • Microwave lemon halves for 10 seconds. It makes them easier to juice.


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