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Have you ever needed to trust that a “30-minute meal” will really take 30 minutes to pull together? Do you ever find yourself in desperate need of 15-minute recipes? Food professionals often work in an echo chamber, forgetting that we develop recipes using pro-level skills. It’s easy to lose sight of the reality that, sometimes, quick recipes need to actually be quicker than quick. This week we’re talking about the brand of cooking that gets dinner up and running in no time, no matter your skill, whenever you want it — or more like, whenever you need it.
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What Is Quicker Than Quick Cooking to You?
The tricky thing about quicker than quick cooking is that it means something different to every home cook. But the bottom line for all of us is: quick cooking that doesn’t live up to the promise when you need it to is not just a disappointment, but a potential problem!
We start this week’s episode by sorting out what quicker than quick cooking means to us, and we dig into it more with guest Pamela Salzman, who wrote the book on quicker than quick cooking — literally. (Her latest is Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30-Minutes or Less .)
Packed with tips, shortcuts, and tons of ideas, this week’s conversation explores ways that you can set yourself up to cook fresh, healthy meals in whatever short time that you have.
Here are the links mentioned in this week’s conversation:
Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30-Minutes or Less by Pamela Salzman
And even easier Tonkatsu Sauce recipe (Meghan is totally on to something!)
How to cook pasta like a pro AND how to cook pasta perfectly ahead
Genius Zucchini Pancakes, Carrot Pancakes with Salted Yogurt, and how to troubleshoot savory pancakes
Wild Planet Foods for canned wild tuna or salmon
Our favorite za’atar spice
Harold Dieterle, who won the FIRST season of Top Chef in 2005, which means that the show’s been on the air for 15 years. Stacie says counts as “a million.”
A Skillshare class on simplifying raw fish: ceviche, crudo, and sashimi (we haven’t taken this, but it has piqued our interest!)
About Our Guest: Pamela Salzman
Pamela Salzman is a certified holistic health counselor and full-time cooking instructor. Her first book is Kitchen Matters: More than 100 Recipes and Tips to Transform the Way You Cook and Eat and her latest is Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30-Minutes or Less.
Pamela teaches cooking in homes around Manhattan Beach, California, where she lives with her family. While in-person classes aren’t possible, she’s shifted to online cooking classes. She’s also doing nearly daily live broadcasts on her Instagram, @pamelasalzman.
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Other DIJFY Episodes You’ll Love
If you loved this episode, we think you’ll also love these past episode. Binge listen, activate!
Spice Up Your Family’s Foods with Chief Spice Mama Kanchan Koya
How to Cook Chicken So That It’s as Delicious as It Is Convenient
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