cooking

cooking

Boil water in an electric kettle

Need boiled water? Boil it in an electric kettle instead of heating it up on your stove. Besides money and gas this also saves you precious time.

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Boil the amount of water you really need

Why fill up the the whole kettle? Use the exact amount of water you need. Most kettles have a liter indicator on the side to help you with finding the right amount of water you need. Remember that the more water you put in, the more time it takes before it's done. Therefore, using the right amount of water can save you time as well.

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Find recipes for leftovers

Search for recipe websites that let you combine different ingredients into new dishes.

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Put a cover on your pan when boiling water

The water will boil faster.

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Cut vegetables into small pieces

This reduces the cooking time.

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Use a pressure cooker

This halves the cooking time. Many people claim it’s also easier and the food also becomes tastier.

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Use tap water

Did you know bottled water can be up to 10,000 times more expensive per gallon than tap water? Do the maths. Think about the production and transportation that comes with a plastic bottle as well.

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Don’t preheat your oven

Unless it’s absolutely essential, for example if you’re making bread, you don’t need to preheat the oven.

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Turn down the heat of your oven before the end

When you do not open the door it stays at the same heath for about 10 minutes. This saves you 10 minutes of heating power.

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Go vegan for a day (or forever)

Meat can be very bad for the environment.

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Still craving for meat?

Switch to chicken or pork instead of beef.

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Is that faucet dripping?

A leaky faucet that fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes will waste an estimated 3,000 gallons of water per year!

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Weigh ingredients

In this case you use exactly what you need. Your dish will be better and you will have no leftovers.

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Use the right sized saucepan

The bigger the saucepan, the longer it takes before it's heated up.

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Use the microwave to heat products instead of the oven

They use around 50% less energy than conventional ovens do.

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Run your dishwasher only when full to capacity

Washing a half load uses and wastes twice the water, detergent and energy. Besides, you also have to load and unload the machine less frequently. Saves you time as well!

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Leave hot food out of the fridge

Do you want to freeze your leftovers? Save energy by letting it cool down first.

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Don’t cook food straight out of the freezer

It can double your cooking time. Let it thaw first.

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Grow your own herbs

Grow an herb garden indoors all year round for fresh herbs. There are many do-it-yourself kits out there. You can stop buying dried herbs at the store.

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