Delicious cooking with a considerable saving of time
You want to put something warm on the table in no time, because you have very little time left. Or you would like to prepare something tasty, but you are running out of time because ‘in no time’ your hungry girlfriend or boyfriend will come by. The key is to save a lot of time without sacrificing the taste and / or quality of the meal.
Save time by cooking smart
With a few handy and clever tricks you can save a lot of time while cooking. When you cook pasta, you can cook broccoli, cauliflower or garden peas for the last few minutes. This is not only easy, but also fast and it makes a difference in the dishes (yes, pre-rinsing before it goes into the dishwasher also counts). Small cut vegetables cook faster than coarsely cut vegetables and fresh pasta cooks faster than dry ones as well. For broccoli, if you cut the stems deeply crosswise, they will be cooked just as quickly as the florets.
Spaghetti multigrain, no fattening
Multigrain spaghetti has a full, rich taste and is packed with energy. This spaghetti is made from four grains: wheat, oats, rye and corn. To prepare spaghetti, those grains are processed into wholemeal flour and flour. These are the most important energy sources for the body. In addition, spaghetti is not fattening. After all, a portion of spaghetti multigrain contains only 1.5 grams of fat and has 255 kilocalories (and you can compare that with three large potatoes). Spaghetti is only high in calories when you add cream or cheese sauce, for example. That is why it is better to sprinkle the spaghetti with an aromatic olive oil. In addition, you can vary endlessly with spaghetti multigrain. For example, simple and ready with a tomato minced meat sauce or autumnal with chestnut mushrooms, garlic and parsley. But also colorful with pumpkin, bell pepper and feta cheese. And what about spaghetti multigrain in a lukewarm salad? Mix the cooked pasta with arugula, drizzle with mustard-honey dressing and sprinkle with walnuts. Great for lunch or a light evening meal.
Italian garden herbs
A touch of Italy is useful to add to any dish with the Italian spice mix from Drogheria & Alimentari. A mill contains sali, rosemary, basil, bay leaf, thyme and marjoram. If you use the mix, it is freshly ground every time, which makes the aroma and taste stand out even better.
Nutritious, light and fresh
A meal is top nutrition when the food is not only light and fresh but also nutritious and packed with good nutrients. Such meals include: a nice cold soup, a meal salad or a grilled piece of meat or fish. But steamed dishes are also suitable and especially in summer, fresh accents such as garden herbs and lemon will be very popular. An additional advantage of these types of meals is that you do not have to stand in the kitchen for long and that you can fully enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables that are available in the summer months.
Marinate with yogurt
Yogurt can be used very well to marinate meat and chicken. Covering the meat with yoghurt and then baking or stewing it makes it very tender. You can of course always add extra herbs or seasonings to the yogurt. For example lemon juice, garlic, fresh garden herbs and curry.
Poaching is a technique to gently cook not only fish but also chicken fillet, without using fat. The taste of the fish or chicken therefore remains very pure. You can poach in water, broth, wine and even milk. To poach, heat the liquid to just below boiling point and then add the fish or chicken. Stand by it and make sure that the liquid just does not boil. Then scoop the fish or chicken out of the liquid with a slotted spoon when cooked.
Use kitchen appliances to save time
Kitchen appliances can help you to shorten the preparation time of dishes. Bringing water to the boil, for example, is faster with a kettle than in a pan. Many vegetables (such as cauliflower, broccoli and chicory) can be prepared quickly in the microwave. As a rule of thumb, these vegetables (in a little water and covered with microwave foil)
in the microwave at 900 watts about twice as fast as in a pan on the stove. In addition, less nutrients are lost in this way. It is useful to store the broccoli stems and make a creamy broccoli soup later.
Convenient planning saves time
You will see: a handy planning can save you quite a bit of time when cooking. If you make sure you always have some chopped vegetables in the freezer, you can make a farmer’s omelet in no time with a Dutch stir-fry mix and a few eggs. It is also smart to always cook a few days in advance, then you only have to heat it up later. This only makes many dishes (such as stews) tastier, because the flavors become more intense and can absorb well. You can also plan efficiently when cooking itself. Start with the oven dish and as soon as it is in the oven you have your hands free for the other dishes.
When you add yogurt and quark to hot dishes, they can curdle. You can easily prevent this by stirring 1 tablespoon of cornstarch or potato flour with 2 tablespoons of water and this mixture before adding it to the warm dish by stirring the yogurt or quarter.
Keep the sweet taste
Wash strawberries gently under cold running water before use. Get afterwards remove the crown. After all, if you remove the crown before washing, the strawberry will absorb water and lose its sweet taste. By the way, did you know that legend says that you fall in love with the person with whom you break a heart-shaped strawberry in half?
Bite, snap, bite-sized!
Quick and easy on the go: sandwiches, sandwiches and wraps.
- For breakfast on the go: a light croissant with young matured cheese
- As a snack or a quick lunch: two different sandwiches. 1 with bacon and egg mayonnaise sauce and one with bacon, roma tomato and mayonnaise.
- A delicacy to simply enjoy as part of a hot meal or simply as a snack is a coarsely baked luxury sandwich topped with fresh iceberg lettuce, spring onions and some chopped chives or capers. It is ready in an instant.
- For a hearty appetite: a large club sandwich with grilled chicken, Roma tomato and iceberg lettuce
- For the rumbling stomach: Mozzarella, roma tomato and persto with spinach on Twents dark multigrain bread
- As a closing piece: the perfect combination of young matured cheese on an old-fashioned delicious raisin bun