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Cooking Is Easy When You Know What To Do Humans need to eat food in order to survive. But eating should be much more than merely a means of survival. Cooking a delicious meal for others can be even better than just eating one. The following advice will help you to improve your cooking skills. For people who like to cook fish, try catching your own so you can have it for free. Catching and preparing fish ensures that it’s as fresh as can be, and gives someone a great sense of satisfaction, knowing they have provided for the family. Potatoes such as russets, which are designed for baking, will provide the harder shell needed when you make “twice baked” potatoes or potato-skin appetizers. Always avoid red potatoes as they have the thinnest skins. To avoid getting overwhelmed when preparing a dinner, make preparations a day in advance. Do little things for your meals the night before so your mealtime will be a little bit easier. Cooking will be less stressful if you have prepared everything in advance. Many important nutrients are removed when vegetables are cooked in lengthy processes like boiling. To retain the healthy nutrients, quickly steam or sauté your vegetables, or even better, eat them raw. You will have fresh fruits all year long. Since many fruits are not in season during certain parts of the year, doing this will allow you to enjoy them anytime. If you want a healthier diet, use less oil when you cook. Lots of unnecessary, and unhealthy, fats sneak into meals made with oils and butter. A great alternative to oils and butters is nonstick cooking sprays. These sprays give you a similar end result without the extra fat. It can be a chore to prepare super-healthy dark leafy greens. Greens usually have thick stems that can be a hassle to remove. However, a simple tip is to take the leaf and fold it in half along the stem, you can then easily take the stem out of the middle. You could also cut the stem from the folded leaf using a knife. When you unfold the leaves there will be perfect de-stemmed greens. Spices should be stored in a cool and dark place. When they are stored in the sun, they lose shelf life because of exposure. Store spices in a dark, cool location to keep them flavorful and fresher for longer. You’ll taste the difference in your dishes. If you are going to cook a complex meal, doing the prep work a day before can ease some stress. Make sure you have all the necessary ingredients and chop and measure them in advance. When the time comes to prepare the meal, you will now only need to assemble the ingredients and cook it. If you do not cook, you are missing out on a lot of fun and satisfaction. You should not only

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learn basic cooking tips, but make them your own. Experiment. Change the tips you read in this article to make them work for you. Your skills will get better and people will bug you to cook for them!

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