I like to arrange my kitchen in a way that will serve me best.
I make sure to respect the food and make it accessible in the best way for me.
Our freezer has huge abilities,
An ability that to arrange full meals in an instant for us,
Therefore my freezer is my kingdom.
It’s my temple for shortcuts in the kitchen,
And it’s my fast way to any dish that requires time from me on days when I do not even have a little of it.
It’s the friend who helps me make glorious treats in an instant.
I run my freezer just like every other part of my kitchen,
It serves me and knows how to give me exactly everything I need.
It maintains the beauty,
And often also the components and texture of everything I choose to freeze.
It helps me to not throw away food,
And mostly to run the kitchen with very little waste.
I see freezing as a huge advantage in that it increases the possibility of incorporating vegetables into the family menu.
Freezing almost does not harm the nutritional values that remain after cooking and therefore there is no prevention from freezing food.
All it takes is a preliminary preparation of washing, cutting and inserting into a bag.
And that’s it, the bag will be waiting for us for the moments when we really want hot soup, a slice of bread or even an indulging dessert.
I’m going to share with you my way of making my meals easier,
Preserve vegetables and fruits that may spoil and no longer be used by us,
In a wonderful way that helps us on days when we don’t have the time or the energy and also helps us to keep raw materials from spoiling.
Thank you mother nature for your gifts,
And thanks for the wisdom to make them accessible easily and quickly.
Happy and joyful days of indulgence to us all 🙂
The Ultimate Freezer Guide
In this guide, I will share with you several ways to freeze vegetables, fruits, herbs, legumes, desserts and even cool ice cubes that will upgrade your winter. Worth reading the guide from start to finish, new discoveries are guaranteed 🙂
We’ll begin with a few wonderful tips to help you tidy up your freezer:
- Divide the freezer into areas, in each area store a different type of food so you can control the quantities and manage the entire content of the freezer.
- Arrange the products in the freezer so they’ll have small space between each other so that the cold can wrap each product and freeze it evenly and thus maintain its freshness.
- In the freezer door store products that are not sensitive to heat, the temperature of the freezer door is higher and therefore storing the products in it requires adjustment for this purpose.
- Freeze moments that will make your days easy and delicious.
My soup bags:
You met my soup bag trick recently,
You fell in love in an instant, and rightly so!
Because what’s better than an amazing soup bag full of good vegetables waiting for us in the freezer?
My soup bags are bags full of assorted vegetables waiting for the moment when they will turn into soup or a comforting stew.
There are many vegetables that can only be bought whole and most of us do not use the whole vegetable for one dish.
These soup bags are a wonderful way to cut a variety of vegetables at one time for a number of dishes that will be waiting in the freezer for a cool evening that requires good soup or for a warm and good lunch. You can also make these bags during the preparation of another dish in which you cut too much pumpkin or celery and instead of throwing them away, put them in a bag in the freezer and thus a bag of soup will be waiting for us for up to three months.
- You can freeze pumpkin and celery (stalk, leaves and root), you can also freeze carrots, cauliflower, peeled and diced parsley root, chopped parsley and coriander leaves, zucchini and courgette, cabbage, spinach, kale, asparagus, slices of ginger, fennel, Leek and garlic cloves. (I do not recommend freezing onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes because they lose their nutritional value and their texture and their taste change when freezed).
- It’s possible to freeze legumes that we’ve soaked and cooked in advance, thus shortening the preparation time of the soup or stew when we want to make one. You can freeze lentils in all colors, chickpeas, peas, beans and more.
- You can freeze herbs for cooking and baking such as parsley, coriander, basil, dill, mint and more.
Finely chop, put in a bag and freeze, and when we want we can add a handful into stews, soups, meatballs, pie mixtures and more.
After we have used a soup bag and emptied its contents, it is possible to recycle and refill it with freshly cut vegetables and thus save our wonderful planet 🙂
Recipes that will work wonderfully with our soup bags:
Lentil & Rice Soup (Click here to see the recipe)
Pulse & Tomato Soup (Click here to see the recipe)
Pumpkins for Orange Soup (Click here to see the recipe)
Clear Soup (Click here to see the recipe)
Vegetable Soup (Click here to see the recipe)
Vegetable soup with Matzo Balls (Click here to see the recipe)
Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup (Click here to see the recipe)
Aside from the soup bags, my freezer contains many treats.
Surprises that are prepared in an instant,
I freeze memories of magical moments,
I freeze a bite from my favorite season so I can return to it at moments when it is no longer available.
We can freeze fruit after peeling and cutting them into slices or cubes, put them in an airtight bag and take them out of the freezer when there’s a desire for a refreshing smoothie or some ice cream that’s tastier and healthier and even a glass of water with a fruity and delicious taste.
- You can freeze bananas, peel them, cut them into slices and when you feel like eating a delicious ice cream, take them out and make my banana ice cream (Click here to see the recipe) or its upgrade – banana ice cream with a magical chocolate shell (Click here to see the recipe).
- You can freeze segmented oranges, cut seasonal fruits such as mangoes, berries, coconut cubes, dates, watermelon, melon, cherries and more that will always be available to you, even when not in season, for a delicious and refreshing smoothie.
- Lemon – you can segment a lemon and freeze in a small bag for tea. You can squeeze a lot of lemons and pour them into ice molds. These cubes will be suitable for seasoning tehini, stew or salad, you can even throw a cube or two in a glass of water to get a lemon-flavored and refreshing water.
- I invite you to view a winning ice cube recipe found on the blog. There you will find an accessible and perfect activity with the kids, where they explore textures, colors and mostly have fun. In this recipe you will find wonderful recipes for ice cubes for adults, including a recipe for ice cubes for chia water, espresso cubes / instant coffee, chocolate cubes and cubes of vinaigrette for salad, it’s worth checking, I promise you that!
Having talked about ice cream and refreshing smoothies, we must also talk about delicious, healthy and super good desserts that will be waiting for you in the freezer for a moment of tickle for sweets in your tummy. The blog has recipes for muffins that can be freezed after baking and there are recipes for cookies that you can freeze the dough and when you want a sweet bite you just heat an oven, put in for a few minutes of baking and you have hot and indulging cookies in just a minute.
Amazing sweets from the freezer:
- These muffins can be prepared, baked in the oven, then freezed. When that tickle in the tummy arrives, take one out of the freezer and thaw it on the counter / overnight in the fridge / oven / panini press, it doesn’t get any tastier than this.
Delicious and handy muffin recipes that can be freezed:
Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins (Click here to see the recipe)
Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Click here to see the recipe)
Amazing Double Chocolate Muffins (Click here to see the recipe)
Orange Coconut Muffins (Click here to see the recipe)
Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins (Click here to see the recipe)
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins (Click here to see the recipe)
Chocolate Banana Muffins (Click here to see the recipe)
There are also savory muffins that would make an amazing quick dinner, like:
Zucchini Tahini Muffins (Click here to see the recipe)
Sweet Potato, Lentil and Mankai Muffins (Click here to see the recipe)
- The cookie dough can be freezed before baking and when you’re craving a delicious dessert put it in the oven according to the steps as shown in the recipe.
Cookie recipes which allows freezing their dough and put in the oven:
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Click here to see the recipe)
Chocolate Protein Cookies (Click here to see the recipe)
Cookie Rolls – after cutting the rolled up dough into cookies (Click here to see the recipe)
Hot bread out of the freezer:
Of course, you can make different types of good breads, slice them, put them in the freezer in a sealed bag with parchment paper to separate one slice from the other, and when you feel like eating a bite of a good bread, thaw a slice or two and enjoy.
Here are some recipes of breads that can be freezed post baking:
Red Lentil Bread (Click here to see the recipe)
Lentil & Almond Flour Bread (Click here to see the recipe)
Tahini Bread (Click here to see the recipe)
Perfect Quinoa Bread (Click here to see the recipe)
Amazing Teff Bread (Click here to see the recipe)
Oat & Almond Bread (Click here to see the recipe)
Vegan Teff Bread(Click here to see the recipe)
Vegan Lentil Bread (Click here to see the recipe)
Buckwheat Pita Bread (Click here to see the recipe)
Low Carb Almond Flax Bread (Click here to see the recipe)