Cooking Without Recipes (aka Cooking Level 1)

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Table of Contents - Part I:

  1. πŸ₯š How to Boil Water (Boiling)

  2. πŸ₯” How to Cook with Air (Roasting)

  3. 🧼 The Daily Kitchen Cleaning Routine

  4. πŸ₯— The Balanced Salad

  5. 🧊 How to Hack Your Freezer

  6. πŸ₯ͺ Lunch 2.0

Part I - Detailed

Symbol guide: 🎬 = video | πŸ““ = reference guide |⚑️ = hack/maxF | 🌟 = guest star

πŸ₯š1. How to Boil Water (Boiling)

πŸ₯” 2. How to Cook with Air (Roasting)

🧽 3. The Daily Kitchen Cleaning Routine

πŸ₯— 4. The Balanced Salad

🧊 5. How to Hack Your Freezer

πŸ₯ͺ 6. Lunch 2.0

Part II

  1. 🍚 How to Boil Water Part II (Simmering, Steaming, & Poaching)

  2. 🍳 How to Play with Fire (Sauté)

  3. πŸͺ How to Cook with Air Part II (Baking)

  4. πŸ›’ How to Stride Ahead (Meal Prep & Grocery Shopping)

  5. 🧹 The Weekly Kitchen Cleaning Routine

Part II - Detailed:

🍚 7. How to Boil Water II: Simmering, Steaming, & Poaching

🍳 8. How to Play with Fire - Sauté

πŸ›’ 9. Meal Prep & Grocery Shopping

  • The Philosophy of MaxF (w/ Claire Conly, VP Analytics @ Thumbtack) 🌟

  • How to Stride Ahead

  • Pantry Stocking & Organization πŸ““

  • How to Write a Grocery List πŸ““

  • Freezer Stocking Reference Guide πŸ““

  • How to Select Produce

  • Produce Storage Reference Guide πŸ““

  • MaxF Meal Prep

πŸͺ 10. Intro to Baking

  • What is Baking? (w/ Matt Van Horn, CEO of June Oven)🌟

  • Measuring & Converting πŸ““

  • Spinach Quiche/Pie

  • Lasagna

  • Meatballs

  • Spaghetti Squash 🎬

  • Baked Salmon πŸ““

  • Pizza πŸ““

🧹 11. The Weekly Kitchen Cleaning Routine

  • The Weekly Cleaning Routine

  • Gear for Deeper Kitchen Cleaning

  • Vacuuming/Sweeping Floors

  • Mopping the Floors

  • Cleaning the Stovetop

  • Washing (& Disinfecting) the Sink

  • Cleaning Out & Organizing the Fridge

  • Washing & Seasoning Cast Iron

  • How to De-Stain Enamel

  • Wood Board & Utensil Care

  • Laundering Kitchen Cleaning Towels 🎬

Bonus (maybe)

  • Bone Broth

  • Compost Cookies

  • Beef Stew

  • Chicken Cutlets

  • Chopped Liver

  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Oven-β€œFried” Chicken

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