Just did a big grocery shop and I was thinking about chopping my veggies and meat in advance and storing them in separate containers. I know some people prep their food for the week ahead so I just wanted to see if there's anything I shouldn't prep in advance, anything that does well with pre-prep, etc?
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14-11-2014 10:57 #1
Prepping food (uncooked) a few days in advance
14-11-2014 11:32 #2Senior Member
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14-11-2014 11:37 #3Senior Member
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If you grate carrot use a viva paper towel on the bottom of the container - likewise with other wetish veg ie: cucumber and capsicum. If you chop lettuce use a plastic knife (stainless turns it brown on the edges). Some veg do better with a bit of air to breathe (I leave one corner of a container open with some). If you apple cider vinegar wash your f&v first it should last longer.
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14-11-2014 12:35 #6
If you slice onion in advance do NOT do what I did and put it in a plastic ziplock bag and put it in the vegetable drawer for 2 days before using it... Everything in the fridge tasted like onion for weeks! Do the plastic bag then put it in a sealed Tupperware container for anything that smells!
14-11-2014 12:39 #7
14-11-2014 13:13 #8
Chop carrots and celery into sticks then stand them in a glass of cold water (make sure they are covered in the water). Keeps them crispy for a while. May work in tupperware containers too, but I have only tried it in a glass
14-11-2014 13:17 #9
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I would be a bit cautious with cutting up the meat too far in advance. The butcher that I go to recommends eating or freezing the mince within 24 hrs as apparently the extra surface area of meat exposed to the air means more bacteria can grow (or something). You could cut it up and then freeze it ready to go, or just cut up a day or 2 in advance should be fine.
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