13: Cooking Continuously


📍 Introduction

If you’ve made it this far you are nearly a pro at boiling water. Congratulations! To test your newly acquired skillsets we will embark on the ultimate boiling challenge: cooking continuously. 

Cooking continuously (first mentioned in lesson 6) refers to preparing a series of items one after the next, whilst using the same pot of water. This method can produce a tremendous amount of food in a short period of time, and is therefore one of the highest leverage activities you can use in meal prep. 

🧂 Ingredients & Equipment:

  • Tupperware

✅ Instructions:

  • Boil water 

  • Clean and prep vegetables while waiting 

  • Prepare ice bath

  • Cook vegetables one after the next & shock in ice bath when done

  • Remove, drain, store. 

📝 Notes, Tips, Tricks

  • If two items have similar cooking times you can boil them together/simultaneously (handy chart here

  • Work from least starchy (e.g., vegetables) to most starchy (e.g., pasta, potatoes). End with the eggs to prevent whatever is on the shells from infusing your veggies. 

  • Properly wash items (e.g., soak in a big bowl of water) to ensure dirt & sand is removed from nooks & crannies. This keeps cooking water clean. 

  • Consider saving an hour to do this after returning home from the grocery store or farmer’s market. By knocking it out in one big push you’ll save hours of prep & cleaning time later in the week.  

🎓 Further Studies:

👈 Return to Beginning (Introduction, How to Boil Water)