A handful of freshly sliced vegetables is just as delicious as a handful of processed snacks, and is usually better for you to boot. However, people often go for the packaged snacks just because they’re convenient. With a mandolin, preparing healthy snacks is almost as easy as opening a packet. And a lot more fun.
With the right basic tools like a chopping board and a sharp knife, everyday food prep is easier – and can even be fun. Seriously, is there anything more satisfying than a sharp knife slicing effortlessly through a mushroom? Well, probably - but it’s still pretty satisfying.
A one-pot meal will save you time, energy and washing up. Creating a menu for the week will help you plan your time and avoid all those impulse buys in the grocery store. And while you’re at it, posting your menu on a notice board in the kitchen will let everyone know what to expect. After all, anticipation is part of the enjoyment.
Don't throw those leftovers away or let them go green and fury in the fridge. Fry them up instead. In Sweden, this is called “pyttipanna” – literally “small pieces in a pan” – and is usually crowned with an egg. But you can do whatever you like with your leftovers.
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