The revenue in the ready meals segment is slated to be around $240 million in 2020. But there are still some people who want to cook at home and they do it wonderfully, even though it’s sometimes a difficult process. Reddit users shared their cooking life hacks and what they found can also be interesting for you.

We at Enlighten are convinced that there are many useful tricks that our readers need to know when cooking at home.

“I froze a huge can of Costco tomato paste in balls so I should be set for like 5 years.”

theprettiestbaglady / reddit

“Add a little brown sugar to the egg to caramelize your French toast! Also, yay for breakfast at dinner!”

AnUnrulyLlama / reddit

“I froze my extra herbs in olive oil this fall so I’d have herbs to cook with all winter. Dill potatoes anyone?”

zerowastecalifornia / reddit

“Use crushed, dried edamame as a breading for chicken in place of bread crumbs, for a high protein, less carb crispy crust that tastes awesome.”

Thea_From_Juilliard / reddit

“I always mince the giant bag of garlic, freeze it, and break off squares for cooking.”

JeiSu / reddit

“Cheese grater broke, so I used a vegetable peeler to shave my parmesan.”

teh_mexirican / reddit

“Carve out the center of food before freezing to make defrosting faster and more even.”

corbex0 / reddit

“Cook your eggs in onion rings, for a perfectly-shaped fried egg that is ready to go into a sandwich.”

AOL_ / reddit“Freeze bacon before chopping to get fancy little bits.”

Cfchicka / redditHow to make a cake last for a long time