After a long day of work, the last thing any of us want to do is go slog in the kitchen for a half-decent meal. I mean cooking just involves so many steps. There’s the washing, the chopping, the actual cooking, and then if that’s not enough, there’s also the clean-up afterwards. So, it’s no surprise most of us end up getting DoorDash meals most work nights. But now those bills are adding up on your card and you’re wondering if there’s anyway to make cooking easier. Well, this is where Roomi comes in. We’ve got 5 great kitchen tricks for you that will change your life. Whether you’ve never stepped foot in a kitchen before, or you’re a professional chef, these kitchen hacks will appeal to all. So, sit back and watch us blow your mind with these amazing kitchen tips and hacks!

Easy ginger trick: One of the greatest kitchen hacks

Ginger is something that most of us have in our pantry. They add so much flavor to food and have so much nutritional value. Not to mention, ginger tea is one of God’s greatest creations and we stand by that. But for how delicious they are, they can be quite a pain in the ass. I mean, peeling ginger is one of the most annoying things on the planet. I mean, a ginger root has so many nooks and crannies that peeling it takes forever.

So, here’s one of our great kitchen tricks: Scrap the skin of the ginger with a spoon, don’t bother doing it with a knife. And wherever it gets too tough… leave the skin on. There’s no harm in consuming ginger skin, so why bother trying to get every bit of it off! Isn’t that so liberating?!

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Kitchen hacks for the soul: Peeling garlic

If you’re like us, you want to put garlic on everything. I mean, why not? It’s one of the most delicious flavors on this planet. Honestly, we’ve never listened to recipes when they ask us to use 3 garlic cloves. It’s double or nothing for us! Which is what makes this trick one of the best kitchen tips in the world. Peeling garlic is the most boring part of cooking. So, what if we told you that you can actually peel up to 20 garlics in under 20 seconds? Sounds insane, right? But it really isn’t. Check out this video on how to do it. It truly is one of the best kitchen hacks!

Microwave your veggies

This is one of our favorite kitchen tips/hacks ever! If you’ve ever tried to cook roasted potatoes on a Wednesday night, you’re keenly aware of how long it takes to cook them through. Cooking vegetables often takes a very long time, which can be very annoying when all you want is a quick and healthy meal. So in order to cut your cooking time in half, microwave your veggies first. Yes, it’s that easy! Place your veggies in a pot of water and then stick it in the microwave. You can do this with any vegetable that takes a bit long to cook on the stove. How long you need to microwave veggies for will vary based on the veggie and the strength of your microwave. Just make sure it’s soft when you cut into it. Yeah, it’s that easy!

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One of the easiest kitchen hacks: pre-cut veggies

From the list so far, you can probably deduce that veggies take up most of our problems in the kitchen. And this is one of those great kitchen tricks that will finish off all the trouble that comes with cooking veggies. BUY PRE-CUT VEGGIES. It will absolutely change your life. Between these two kitchen tips, this one and the microwave one, you’re going to cut down your cooking time to under 10 minutes. Isn’t that amazing?! So, the next time you go to the grocery store, don’t even bother with whole veggies. Go straight for the pre-cut stuff!

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Weekly Meal Preps

Okay, we’d all like to be one of those people who work the whole day and then come back home and cook to relax. That would be amazing. But most of us don’t have the patience for it and that’s okay! So, what you can do is do a weekly meal prep. Cook maybe twice a week when your schedule is light and then eat those meals through the week.

This is one of those great kitchen tricks that’s best for people who like cooking in bulk. This also helps you think about the meals you will eat the coming week and you can prepare in advance. I mean, how many times have you stood in the middle of your kitchen and wondered what the hell you should cook for dinner? Well, meal prep takes care of that problem. Just cook your meals beforehand and then have a stress free week!

Inculcating these kitchen tips and hacks into your routine might take some time. But once it becomes a habit, you can become an amazing home chef who can make a great meal out of anything in the fridge! So, get started now!

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