Cooking Continuously ⏲✨

  
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This lesson is 363 words, a 1 min 3 sec reading time. It is part of the course How to Boil Water. It is also part of the collection MaxF Meal Prep. Subscribe here.

📍 Introduction

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:

📝 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.  

📓 Boiling Times Reference Guide:

  • Short (1-5 min): Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrots, Corn, Green Beans, Peas

  • Medium (10-15 min): Cauliflower, Squash, Brussel Sprouts

  • Long (15+ min): Artichokes, Beets, Potatoes

🎓 Further Studies:

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