If you have an unorganized kitchen or you don’t know what are you doing while cooking, you will make bad meals and you will lose a lot of time! On the other side, if you have a bit of experience, and follow several simple guidelines, you can make the same meals as the professional chefs.
The first and basic thing that you must know is that, the ingredients must be fresh! No matter what are you cooking, all ingredients must be fresh and lovely! If you have just one ‘’bad’’ ingredient, it will ruin your meal! This is so important, that many professional chefs go on the market, early in the morning to buy all what they need! This is simple and you can do it, so there are no exclusions!
Gadgets in the kitchen can help you make some meal much faster. You probably have many of them, but having one more is recommended. There are some people who cut garlic and onion with their knife, instead with blender or one of the many gadgets that are designed for that. Those gadgets are cheap, very cheap, but they can save you several minutes. Maybe this doesn’t sound much, but when you don’t have enough time, it is important. Knives are also important. There are no meals that could be prepared without them, so you must have quality and sharp knives! Buying some cheap ones won’t help you, it will just make things worse.
If you still think that those advices aren’t helpful, make an experiment! One day cook on your way, without using any of these recommendations, and second day you use all of them. Cook the same meal, and measure time both days. You will see the difference.