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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Char Nolan - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Char Nolan in her virtual office as she welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to cou… Read More.



What are your organization tips for meal prepping and freezing / storing ahead?

— Simone Horvitz


Well, the first thing is designated time. You've gotta like write out a block of time for yourself. And, uh, that would include making a menu of, you know, what you wanna have, what you wanna have on store. Um, I have a, uh, a Soja Roshi rice cooker and, uh, it's a small one. And then what I do is, um, uh, I take the, uh, I take cupcake containers and then I pack them really hard with rice and put them in the freezer. And then when they're frozen, I pop them out and put 'em in a container and have rice on hand or, um, you know, making some baked potatoes that will last you a week. And remember that you're not just going to, um, eat baked potatoes for the whole week. You're gonna slice 'em, you're gonna dice 'em, you're gonna roast them, you're gonna put them in your air fryer, you're gonna do all kinds of crazy things with them. So block out some time, make a menu from that, your shopping list. And I have to say that, um, you know, for three years we all lived in Covid and life was really easy, and now all of a sudden somebody pushed the speed button, uh, on my own life. And I'm so busy that I have to now go back to pre-planning and being organized and, um, having a sense of decorum in my kitchen so that, uh, it just makes everything float together easily. And um, I also wanted to say, you know, you can pre-cook pasta and then put it into little nests, flesh, freeze them, and then use those also during the week. So, um, so that time is on your side. And I think that, uh, Simone, we all want to have some time on our side.
Char Nolan

Char Nolan

Chef Instructor