Oh no! My vegetables are spoiled again!

 

love buying in bulk. I love preparing in bulk. I love /cooking/ in bulk. However, I run into so many problems when I am cooking for myself. I buy so many vegetables and before I learned how to properly process and store them, half of my groceries would go bad before I had the chance to cook them. Solution? Google.

Seriously. If you just google “how to store ______", I can almost guarantee you at least a hundred results on the best way to store any food item you could think of. Thanks to Google, my groceries no longer go bad before I can use them and if they do, it’s because they have long since passed the freshness deadline.

One of the most important tips that I have learned is this: Dice your vegetables and store them in an airtight container with a paper towel. The paper towel works WONDERS. Peppers stay crisp, lettuce doesn’t wilt, onions don’t lose their flavor…. the list could go on and on. (If you’re storing celery, wrap the stalks in tin foil and they won’t wilt!)