Hey there and welcome! We are Kristin and Justin and we are the food testers, writers and photographers behind Easy Food Basics.
Our journey starts about 12 years ago when we started couponing and shopping sales to save money while we were in school and trying to buy our first house. After our first couponing "score", we returned home with 10 packs of hot dogs. And after the money saving excitement wore off, we realized we would never eat them all before they went bad.
With that, we started researching, experimenting and testing out how to best preserve, mostly through freezing, food. As well as the best ways to reheat it, store it and handle it in general to get the most out of it.
A few years later, and one chest freezer full of food, we moved onto a few acres where we were able to start growing some of our own food also. This prompted us to learn even more about freezing food, food storage and other food basics.
Learning all of this led us to want to share this knowledge in a relatable and easy to digest manner in order to help others create less food waste, have better stored food and save money on their grocery bill. Thus, Easy Food Basics was born.
What You'll Find on Easy Food Basics
- Food Freezing Tips & Tricks: easily learn how to freeze a variety of different foods from breads and pasta to side dishes to produce and everything in between.
- Easy Food Heating Tips: quickly find the best way to heat (or reheat) food so that it will still be tasty, but you don't have to spend all day in the kitchen getting it ready.
- No fuss, simple instructions: all of our tips are written in easy to follow steps and we try to cut through any baking or advanced cooking jargon so that you don't have to spend half your time trying to figure out what the heck aerating and leavening mean.
More About Easy Food Basics
Some of the easiest foods to freeze are breads, pastas and desserts. Start out with a few of those and then branch into others that are a little more complex.
There are so many benefits to freezing food, but some top ones are: reducing food waste, meal prep/bulk cooking - to reduce time spent later, and saving money through buying in bulk.
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