This temperature should be between the range of 32F to 41 degrees Farenheit. Food goes bad much quicker in warmer conditions. This more so applies to milk.
2. Use Your Fridge In A Wise Manner
Not all foods need to be stored in the
fridge. Some foods such as bananas, potatoes, pineapples, and onions are better
off outside the fridge. Bread should be stored in cool and dark conditions such
as in a cupboard or a bread bin.
3. Love Your List
Make sure that you stick to the shopping
list that you come up with once you head out shopping. For simplicity, keep
this list in the kitchen while adding items onto it. Make plans and shop with
particular foods in mind.
4. Water Your Vegetables
For your vegetables to stay crisp and
fresh, make sure you water them. Let the stems be in the water. This goes for
vegetables such as celery, broccoli, and asparagus.
5. Freeze Your 5-a-day…
Go ahead and freeze vegetables as well as fruits that you
won’t be using anytime soon. Just freeze them. For vegetables and fruits that
lose their texture once frozen, freezing them either stewed or pureed can help
deal with this. The puree from tomatoes can be used for pizza or pasta dishes
while that of strawberries can be used in smoothies. It can also be used in
other fresh fruits as a sauce. Stewed apples can be used on your muesli or
porridge. Additionally, stewed apples can be used as a fruit crumble’s base.
6. …and Freeze Leftovers
Lots of convenience meals and leftovers
also freeze excellently. If you have prepared food such as rice or pasta with a
sauce, you should freeze the sauce separately.
7. Make Adequate Estimates To Your Portions
Only cook food that’s enough for you to
eat. This reduces wastage. Taking measurements does away with any guesswork.
You’ll probably get the right portions through such measurements.
Sauces or dips can be made from plenty of
leftovers. Mash or blend your leftover pulses or beans with a mix of some
garlic, herbs and lemon juice. This results in a hummus-style dip. These
leftovers can either be from a tin or that you have prepared. Unless you
thoroughly rinse baked bean first, don’t try this with them. Avocados that are
slightly overripe are ideal for guacamole. Peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes
that require to be put to use can come in handy when making home-made salsa.
9. Bring Foods back to Life
It’s possible to give fresh herbs a second
lease of life by immersing them in icy water. Additionally you can try these tips for softening brown sugar among
others. Not all food needs to be thrown away.
10. Revive Past-it Bread
Put bread rolls in the oven when they are
past their best. They’ll crisp up again once heated for a few minutes. Stale
bread can also be made into breadcrumbs. You can mix them with onions and herbs
using them as stuffing for top baked fish or chicken. Alternatively, you can
freeze them for later. Bread loaves also freeze well. Put rolls or a loaf
that’s from an in-store bakery into a freezer bag for freezing rather than
doing so with the packaging it comes in.
11. Freeze Dairy Products
Whole milk is worse when it comes to
freezing in comparison to skimmed or semi-skilled milk. A good shake comes in
handy when it separates after defrosting. Cut hard cheese into smaller pieces
for it to freeze well. You could also grate some of it for use later.