Hi guys, welcome back to my channel. In today’s
video, I’m going to be sharing with you four dinner hacks to try. You guys have seemed
to love my foodie videos lately. So today, I’m going to give you some dinner inspiration,
because let’s face it, I always need inspiration. I’m sure you guys get stuck in a rut as well.
So these tips are just little things you may not have thought of before as well as some
really good, really yummy recipes to try. So yeah, I hope you like this video. If you
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at 7:00 PM. So, yes. Let’s get into my hacks. So, for my first hack I wanted to show you
slow cooker dump bags. These are a fantastic way to meal prep for your slow cooker or Crock-Pot.
I’ve had a slow cooker for so many years and it is a complete game changer if you’re a
busy working mom or just a busy person in general, and I feel like such a supermom when
I use it. I love that you can just chuck raw ingredients into it and then come home to
a delicious smelling house and have a nice home cooked meal. And I feel even more like
supermom if I pre-prepare all the raw ingredients. So you can put it into a bag or you can put
it into Tupperware, whatever you prefer. You can even get bags that can go into the slow
cooker and cook within that, which also saves all the mess as well. And there’s so many
recipes online. There’s loads on Pinterest, but today I thought I would share with you
a Thai red curry recipe that I made. This is also a great thing to do if you’re
heavily pregnant and you’re in your batch cooking, nesting phase. Anyone who’s looking
after you could chuck one of these into a slow cooker. So I basically write on a Ziploc
bag what I’m going to be putting into it and if anything needs to be added. So I’ve just
written Thai red curry and this needs to be put on high in the slow cooker for four hours.
Then I’ll add my chicken, I’ll add my red Thai curry paste as well. Then I’m going to
add in about a tablespoon of soy sauce, a teaspoon of fish sauce, as well as some ginger,
which I’m just going to grate straight into the bag.
Then I’m going to add in a tablespoon of maple syrup and then I normally massage the paste
and everything into the meat so that it can be marinating in the freezer as well. Then
I’m going to add in one chopped onion, a chopped butternut squash, and then a whole can of
coconut milk as well. And that is your cold dinner, which will feed about four people.
It’s all ready to go, so if you ever have a busy morning, you can just pull this out
of the freezer, chuck it into the slow cooker, and still feel super organized and have a
delicious, healthy dinner. Another hack that I’ve always done is to have
a recipe up your sleeve that only requires dry ingredients or things that you pretty
much always have. I make this tuna pasta, which you may have seen on this channel before,
but pretty much it’s just from cans. It has tuna in it, sweet corn, a tuna sachet, pasta,
and then milk and cheese, and I pretty much always have that in. So if we’re ever stuck
in traffic or late from swimming, I know that I can whip this pasta dish up in about 12
minutes and it’s a delicious home cooked meal that I know the kids will eat.
I’ve also recently become obsessed with one pot dinners. This is exactly as it sounds.
You just put everything into one pot and make a dinner. I love how all the flavors work
together when you do this and also you only actually dirty one pot and it’s just so simple.
There’s loads of recipes online as well, but the recipe that I’m going to show you today
I found in Women’s Health Magazine, and if you try any of the ones that I’m showing you
today, make it this one because it’s so yummy and it’s also a veggie one as well. So for
this recipe, we just chuck in three different types of peppers and then let that cook or
fry for about four minutes. Then, you just put in a bit of garlic paste or garlic if
you prefer and then some tomato puree right as well.
And then you just wack in your pasta into the dish like this. Loads of cherry tomatoes
whole, just like that, and then you cover all of that with vegetable stock. And that
is how the pasta cooks, and then those tomatoes really cook down as well and the peppers.
And I’ve never really thought of cooking pasta like this until I saw the one pot recipes,
but it makes it really, really delicious. Then you could season it and then add in some
parsley as well. And then I’m just going to add in some double cream, just a tiny bit
to make it a really creamy sauce. And then the last thing that I’m going to do is just
rip up some mozzarella into this dish. The recipe that I found in Women’s Health didn’t
actually go for this, but it makes it so yummy. All the cheese goes stringy. And again, yeah,
it takes minutes to make this and it’s so delicious.
And my last hack that I wanted to share with you is to always make double or triple a recipe.
So basically batch cook. So I made quite a big one of this, but then that’s great because
we can have it again tomorrow. So whenever you’re cooking a recipe, just think, “How
can I make this a doubled or tripled so that I can say that again for another day when
I need a quick dinner or even for lunch as well?”
Right. So that’s it for this video. I hope you liked these hacks. Let me know in the
comments which one was your favorite and I’ll see you in my next one. Bye, guys.