12 Tips to Speed Up Recipes

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Speed Up Recipes

We know cooking isn’t everyone’s “cup of tea” – So, we’re here to help you speed up your recipes. With a few tips, you can create full-flavored dishes while spending LESS time in the kitchen and MORE time doing the activities and hobbies that you love. Todays tips and tricks are for speeding up 5 of our most popular recipes!

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Speed Up Recipe Tips – 5 of our Most Popular Recipes!

Browse through our tips and tricks for speeding up 5 of the most popular recipes from our books. Which is your favorite recipe or tip? How can you transfer these tips to other recipes you love? Comment your thoughts below!

Quick and Easy Recipes: Waffles…Baked!

Always Hungry? pg. 223
*Recipe is also available on our blog

Tip 1: Substitute 1 teaspoon baking powder in place of 3/4 teaspoons baking soda. Optional: Add the egg whole instead of separating and beating the whites.

Tip 2: Bake the batter! Grease a sheet pan (cookie tray) or muffin tins. Pour batter in an even layer on the pan OR distribute evenly among muffin tins.  Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes, or until the batter is fully cooked through.

Baking the batter rather than cooking in a waffle iron or on the stovetop (pancakes) reduces the amount of time spent. No need to add batter to the waffle iron or griddle and cook multiple batches of waffles/pancakes.

Quick and Easy Recipes: Shepherd’s Pie

Always Hungry? pg. 238
Tip 1: Use 2 cups frozen vegetable medley in place of fennel and mushrooms.

Tip 2: Use 4 cups thawed frozen crumbled cauliflower in place of 1 small to medium head of cauliflower. Sauté frozen vegetables, onion, garlic, and beef in oil until beef is cooked through. Add salt, pepper, tomato paste and water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Blend together thawed frozen cauliflower and beans with oil, salt, and pepper.

Tip 3: Instead of baking, serve beef sauté over the top of, or on the side of, cauliflower mash.

Quick and Easy Recipes: Eggplant Parmesan

Always Hungry? pg. 247
Tip 1: Replace eggplant and zucchini with 4 cups store-bought spiralized (or sliced) zucchini OR frozen grilled eggplant or zucchini.

Tip 2: Instead of baking, cook in a fry pan with tofu, cheeses, marinara, and basil until all ingredients are warm (about 5 minutes over medium-high heat).

Quick and Easy Recipes: Coconut Cashew Clusters

Always Hungry? pg. 284
Tip 1: Use melted dark chocolate, pre-chopped cashews or nuts and coconut flakes.

Tip 2: Mix, then scoop into silicone ice cube trays. Place in the fridge until set. Remove from silicone ice cube tray and store in the fridge for easy snacks during the week.

Quick and Easy Recipes: Meatloaf with Smoked Paprika Ketchup

Always Delicious pg. 152
Tip 1: Replace Chickpea Breadcrumbs with 1 cup of your favorite beans OR 1/4 cup chickpea flour.

Tip 2: Use 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce and 1/8 teaspoon of vinegar in place of Worcestershire sauce.

Tip 3: Bake as directed OR Instead of baking, sauté all ingredients, and serve as a stir-fry.

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What are Your Favorite Ways to Speed up your Recipes?

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