Cooking is what YOU make of it! Have some fun and try new ways of cooking, you never know which one will become your FAVOURITE! You can discover new ways such as grilling, roasting, baking or even slow-cooking. Our personal favourite is slow cooking. Add all your ingredients, turn on the slow cooker, and leave for work. When you come home, you can smell the aroma and eat! It’s really that easy!
If you decide to choose grilling, be sure to stock up on the basics, like a pair of tongs, a grill brush, long handed spatula and a hinged-wired basket. It’s important to keep the lid of your grill down for as long as it’s necessary. I know you want to keep checking on the food, but this lets the heat escape, which could lead to dry food. Be sure to have everything you need for the delicious meal on hand! Use the grill brush to scrub the hot grate to ensure cleanliness. Another quick tip is to use plates, utensils and cutting boards from preventing raw foods from touching raw meat and poultry.
Roasting is relatively different from steaming or braising because you don’t want to add moisture to the food. It’s good to remember that the food is cooked from the outside in and the heat surrounds the food. It’s perfect for large, tender cuts of beef, pork, or lamb. You can even roast vegetables too! All you need is an oven and to be able to regulate the oven’s temperature. You will need a roasting pan big enough to fit your food! You will also need a meat thermometer – if you’re using a cookbook, they normally contain a chart that lets you know how long to roast it for and at what temperature.
Unlike boiling, slow cooking is a moist type of cooking because you end up eating all the vitamin and mineral-rich broth. This type of cooking allows you to purchase inexpensive food and turn it into a delicious master piece. It uses less electricity than an oven too! BONUS! Slow cookers are designed to be left alone and do it's own thing. If you continue to open the lid, you will release heat adding more cooking time. That’s why we recommend turning it on low and going to work. When you come home all you have to do is serve your meal. If the meal normally takes 15-30 minutes, you can cook it for 4-6 hours on low heat. If it takes more than 30 minutes normally, cook it for 5-12 hours on low heat.
Check out one of our favourite recipes – it just so happens to be dairy free! So, grab your slow cooker and give it a try!
- 1 package goat cheese
- 1-2 jars of sauce (can be your choice)
- 1 package of oven ready lasagna noodles
- ½ container dairy free parmesan cheese
- 1. Layer the slow cooker with noodles, goat cheese and parmesan cheese.
- 2. Repeat.
- 3. Turn slow cooker on low heat for 6 hours or high heat for 3 hours.
Don’t forget that if you are stuck and don’t know what to cook, Wiz’s Picks has got you covered! Choose your favourite way of cooking and your favourite meal and you’ll enjoy every bite!