The Food Lover's Guide to Super Simple Cooking

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12. The Veg-Ahead Tactic
Photo: Randy Mayor

12. The Veg-Ahead Tactic

Blanch veggies ahead of time. Trim and boil green beans, cauliflower, butternut squash, and broccoli for a few minutes just to get them softened. Drain and shock in ice water; then drain and store for the week. Or chop ahead. In a few minutes of downtime, you can get those onions, carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli prepped and ready to go. Store in zip-top bags in the fridge.



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