“Do yourself, your wallet and your nervous system a favor and please avoid complex recipes.”
If you are a loyal reader to “Tastie Dine“, well you can clearly know that I am on a culinary mission for easy and unique dishes. I am unique in my own way, it may reach a point where I will be selling my recipes for some dime, but as of now… I am gladly sharing my version of cooking with everybody.
Duke Laston” yesterday asked me if I am a chef,… I replied, No, though -what I am doing is just a hobby and its guides me to be busy. I love being busy and it helps me stay healthy.
I will share with you, what I have learnt over a period of time when it comes to culinary/cooking. What you should and shouldn’t do.
#EDUMACATION” as the sassy capital FM’s morning radio presenter Renee Ngamau says, when she is teaching us “Listeners something interesting.
Here are the do’s and don’ts of healthy cooking.
- Always wash your food before cooking.
You never know where your meat or veges are from, so wash them before cutting or cooking. If you’re consuming non-organic produce, a non-toxic fruit and vegetable soap may be used to remove some of the pesticide residue or use vinegar to soak for at least 8-10 mins.
2. Use the right oils.
Not all oils are heat stable, and heating some of them renders them toxic.
- Safflower Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Pumpkin Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Pistachio Oil
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Ghee (clarified butter)
- Palm Oil
3. Slightly cook the vegetables.
When I was hosting Gillian -Cousin the other day, I was making a meal with french beans, I mentioned to her, that there is that joy in eating crunchy vegetables. You can either eat them raw, slightly steam or boil them, to avoid loosing all the nutrients.
4. Cooking Meat.
If you are a foodie and you can’t stay a day without watching food network especially with cutthroat kitchen, barefoot contessa or chopped, and if you are keen enough as they prepare their meat, the cut meats should be cooked medium-rare to rare to preserve the nutrients.
1. Don’t use the micro-wave to cook food.
We do know is that it changes the molecular structure of your food so much so that your digestive system no longer recognizes it as food, which may result in an immune response.
2. No salting foods before cooking.
While cooking, salt can change the proteins in food, then making them hard to digest properly. The best kind of salt to use is sea salt. If you want to salt your foods, do so after cooking and taste your foods first.
3. Avoid storing your foods in plastic containers.
Plastics contain xenohormones, which are basically hormone-mimicking chemicals that may disrupt the endocrine system. Its advisable to store your food in glass containers not plastic. Pyrex makes great storage containers.
Feel free to share your thoughts about this topic.
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