Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Shake to coat

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

As I was preparing some broccoli and cauliflower for dinner, I realized how much more effective it is to SHAKE than it is to STIR when you're trying to coat something.

Seasoning veggies for roasting
The lids from my Cuisinart cookware fit tightly onto my Cuisinart mixing bowls,
a feature that frequently comes in handy (my bowls didn't come with lids)

Whether it's oven-roasted root veggies, broccoli and cauliflower, or baked potato wedges -- shake in a sealed container or bag rather than stirring in a bowl. The oil and seasonings will get dispersed much more evenly. I find that shaking especially helps the oil to thinly coat everything without being doused and dripping with grease.

Broccoli and cauliflower
Ready to spread onto my baking sheet and roast in the oven

If you do have to stir, make sure you use a bowl that's plenty big so you can toss everything easily together.

Broccoli and cauliflower


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Love this idea! When I drizzle olive oil over vegetables to roast I often will shake the pan to get the oil that drizzled on the pan on the bottom of the veggies. But some things need more or different coating. I am going to try this for my chicken nugget recipe to see if it works better to shake on the flour coating than to stir it.

The tip I would like to share today is how to keep mashed potatoes warm until you are ready to serve them.

Thanks for sharing!

I've got a tip for this week! Its about using a mason jar on your blender,, it fits!


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