Saving time in the kitchen, part 4

January 27, 2011

As part of saving time in the kitchen week, here’s the second example I promised you that demonstrates the concept that if you do one action to accomplish a specific goal (saving time in this case) it often means stopping another action, which might be something you actually enjoy doing.

Which brings me to today’s example – and the internet’s got to be big enough that I’m not the only one with this particular value system!  Even if you think I’m a freak after watching this, realize that you’ve probably got some unique quirks of your own that you’re not going to see identified in any book, video, or guide on saving time.  That’s why I’m working on the principles this week – how you enact them is going to be up to you and your situation.

Oh, and someone’s going to mention it if I don’t – yes, I’ve actually looked into water use by dishwasher and hand washing, and I haven’t been able to find any credible comparisons yet, but it seems to be fairly close from some reports I’ve seen (plus I’m not the most efficient hand washer.)  I’m not trying to play the “vegans use less water in food production so this is OK” card but this is certainly a case where I’m taking advantage of a modern convenience (much like indoor plumbing) to meet my goals, and I’m aware that there’s a footprint, but I suspect that my choices of how many dishes to use in a meal has more impact on resource use than my cleaning technique.  If anyone has any actual info though, I’d love to learn more!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

John July 4, 2013 at 4:53 am

I suck at hand washing. I waste so much water fearing that I didn’t get every last molecule of dish soap off the glasses and plates. Ugh.

Jay September 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Great idea! Would have to be people in the neighborhood ideally. An idea for a topic I have is in staying vegan, what does one do when getting bored with vegan food? I feel like I eat beans, beans, beans all the time. That and protein powder smoothies in the morning. I’ve livened up the bean situation with making hummus. But still in my boredom I find myself craving the mock meats and vegan junk food. I try to avoid soy and limit it to occasional tempeh. I also try to avoid gluten. I know I’m not making things easy for myself, and I’m also starting to ramble, so I’ll stop :D

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