When cooking pasta, place your dry noodles in a pot of boiling water, then covering the pot and turning off the flame. Let the pasta sit in the hot water for a bit less time than package directions suggest if you prefer your pasta al dente. Or the exact directed time if you prefer your pasta a bit more cooked.
More Bang for Your Baking
No wonder your kitchen gets so hot when you bake, up to 94% of the heat from your oven is wasted. (Source) Try to prepare many dishes at once, which require oven use and load it up. If you only have a few small items to bake, try using your toaster oven instead.
Bigger Isn’t Always Better
The thinner and smaller you slice veggies and meats the quicker they will cook. Thus saving time in cooking and the energy of natural resources to cook them with.
Did you know running a fully loaded dishwasher uses less water and energy than doing dishes by hand? For an extra bonus, if your dishwasher has the option – use the “air dry” feature instead of “heated dry” feature to save energy.