Cooking vegetables perfectly doesn’t have to be guesswork or an exercise in obsessive checking to prevent overcooking. With this Veggie Cooking Times Cheat Sheet from the kitchen company Lark & Larks, you can confidently cook a variety of vegetables in several ways. This awesome reference for cooking vegetables perfectly showed up in my e-mail inbox this week, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.
Quick Reference for the Fridge Door
As a Southerner, my preference for soft vegetables is in my DNA. If I don’t watch myself, I will overcook my vegetables. With the Veggie Cooking Times Cheat Sheet, I have a quick reference to pop up on the refrigerator door to remind me that cooking vegetables perfectly is a cinch. (I have cheat sheets like this all over my refrigerator.) As a classroom teacher, academic cheating makes me cringe, but in the kitchen, cheating is A-OK!
Cooking Vegetables Perfectly is Easy
Cooking vegetables perfectly begins with the freshest, most healthy ingredients. If you can, buy organic vegetables. However, a few vegetables displayed in the cheat sheet are among the “clean fifteen” group of vegetables, which have the “lowest pesticide load”. These include asparagus, cauliflower, eggplant, onions, and frozen green peas (from the cheat sheet).
So while I’m sharing this cheat sheet, I’m also sharing some of my favorite recipes featuring some of the vegetables listed in the chart (click on the photos to see the posts and recipes). Let me know if you try cooking vegetables perfectly using the Veggie Cooking Times Cheat Sheet. We can compare our experiences. By the way, what’s your favorite method for cooking vegetables? Do you use “cheat sheets”? If so, what kind of cheat sheets are displayed in your kitchen?Note: I was not paid to feature the Veggie Cooking Times Cheat Sheet. I just liked it. Also, the recipes shared below do not all reflect the cooking methods mentioned in the cheat sheet.
Fall Squash Chili
Eggplant Caponata with Cheesy Polenta
Double Pea and Rice Salad
Spiced, Roasted Red & Dutch Yellow Baby Potatoes