08 Jul '11, 5pm

Simple cooking tips to reduce your carbon footprint!

Simple cooking tips to reduce your carbon footprint!

Cut food into small pieces before cooking — it will cook more quickly. Select the correct saucepan size for the heating element or gas flame. Put a lid on top of the pan when you can; your meal will cook much more quickly and you won’t be wasting energy. Turn down the heat when a saucepan comes to a boil. You don’t need as much heat to keep a pot boiling as you do to get it to boil, and the contents will cook just as quickly. Only use sufficient water to cover vegetables when cooking them in saucepans. Use a steamer for vegetables — you can cook two or three vegetables on one element or gas ring. Consider using a pressure cooker for cooking some foods — it reduces cooking times dramatically. Make one-pot meals that only need one element or gas ring. Use your oven efficiently by filling up as much of the space as possible. If you’re cooking a meal in the oven, don’t be temp...

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