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chrisj88
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2008/05/17 18:41:41 (permalink)
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whats your cooking/food prep routine??

ive recently started working full time, and therefore need to cook and prepare food for 5 meals (for the next day) - all at once.

last week i did all the cooking at the end of each day before bed, tubbed it all up and refridgerated it for the next day. this worked fine but took up most of my night if im getting home from the gym at 7:30.

i was wondering how you guys organise it? ive heard of people cooking like a weeks worth of chicken all at once, but surely wouldn't it go off even in the fridge?
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    samcim
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/17 18:51:38 (permalink)
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    I cook a 500g worth of rice & 10 chicken breasts and use it when needed from the fridge, I also just stick baked tatos in the microwave and have it with tuna or salmon
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    FrankenJim
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/17 19:01:39 (permalink)
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    Hi mate I cook 2 meals for the Following Day with and Prepare 2 Shakes for Follwoing day as Meals while im at work.

    I make the shakes for next day the night b4 bed. and I cook the meals when i cook my PPWO meal this means im not wasting xtra time cooking my 2 soild meals for the next day when i could be on MT or on the phone etc.

    I Tub them up and in the fridge they go, then there placed in cooler bag with frezze packs while at and around work.

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    chrisj88
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/17 19:04:23 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: samcim

    I cook a 500g worth of rice & 10 chicken breasts and use it when needed from the fridge, I also just stick baked tatos in the microwave and have it with tuna or salmon


    is it ok to rice and chicken breast cold then? i mean bacteria wise? how long can you keep them both for cooked and refridgerated?
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/17 19:12:33 (permalink)
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    Cook all my rice on a sunday weigh it out into bags and freeze it.

    Cook 6 chicken breast on sunday and 6 on wednesday (2a day)

    Make 2 shakes every night

    Cook a omelet and put in fridge for nxt day in work

    And cook potatoes or cous cous that night to eat. Cous cous is real easy put in bowl add boiling water J.D

    Happy days!!!!
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    samcim
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/17 21:19:23 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: chrisj88


    ORIGINAL: samcim

    I cook a 500g worth of rice & 10 chicken breasts and use it when needed from the fridge, I also just stick baked tatos in the microwave and have it with tuna or salmon


    is it ok to rice and chicken breast cold then? i mean bacteria wise? how long can you keep them both for cooked and refridgerated?

    I have it for 3 days in the fridge sometimes, never had a problem in years mate
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    chrisj88
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/18 16:45:45 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: richyd

    Cook all my rice on a sunday weigh it out into bags and freeze it.

    Cook 6 chicken breast on sunday and 6 on wednesday (2a day)

    Make 2 shakes every night

    Cook a omelet and put in fridge for nxt day in work

    And cook potatoes or cous cous that night to eat. Cous cous is real easy put in bowl add boiling water J.D

    Happy days!!!!


    wo you've got it sussed! sounds like a good idea aswell, but how do you reheat/defrost the rice? just in the microwave?
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    richyd
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/18 17:26:26 (permalink)
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    Just take it out the night before you want it. Or if you forget just take it out that day and defrost in the micro. I find rice doesn't take long to defrost.

    Yep i have got it sorted cause im lazy an hate cooking stuff all time. Even use MP liquid egg whites cause i hate splitting eggs
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/18 17:39:29 (permalink)
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    i recommend cous cous as some 1 above pointed out, all you need to do is pour boiling hot water over it and it cooks in like 5mins. + its got approx 15grams of protein per 100gram serving and a similar carb amount to rice.



    if i weigh out 100 grams of rice grains, then cook it in water what would the final weight of the cooked rice be?
    when i start to bulk, i will probably cook in bulk to cover a 3 day stretch.

    tar
    post edited by orange86 - 2008/05/18 17:44:11

    boom
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/18 21:16:00 (permalink)
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    Orange

    No idea sorry BUT!! what i do is weigh your rice out dry weight. For example i have 60gs of rice a day. 60g dry weight gives me 40 odd grams of carbs (roughly) Then i cook six lots of 60g= 360g. Onces its cooked drain it an leave it to cool down. Then re-weigh the total amount of the cooked rice and dived it by 6 then bag each portion to that weight J.D
    post edited by richyd - 2008/05/18 21:17:00
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    jw8725
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/18 22:38:47 (permalink)
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    my cooking prep...

    ur gonna love this.......

    my mamma cook it fresh and on time. Doesn't get no better than that.

    I come home, and EAT or if I'm at home and its time to eat I sit on the table with a smile for her.
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    R5460
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    RE: whats your cooking/food prep routine?? 2008/05/18 22:53:48 (permalink)
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    Everyone else here seems to be alot more organised than me.

    I make/prepare everything for the following day when I'm cooking myself dinner.

    The only thing I always make sure I have all the time in the fridge is sugar free jelly.
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