Skip to content

Get a multi-use pressure cooker

A multi-use pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot, is one small appliance that can be used for a number of functions, from sautéing, to slow cooking, and pressure cooking.

Quick tips

  • Pre-freeze meals and cook from frozen

  • Stack items to cook multiple things at once

  • Pop popcorn (healthier than the microwave version, and less energy than the stove)

  • One pot meals

  • Convert all your favourite recipes to the instant pot

Use a toaster oven

Toaster ovens can function exactly like a regular oven, while using less energy.

Quick tips

  • Baked eggs in individual ramekins

  • Put the rack up to and the tray below to cook two things at once

  • Cook bacon on a tray in the oven

  • Use a 6 cup muffin tray for muffins, cupcakes, or even mini frittatas

Try a microwave

We know that microwaves are quick, but don’t always think of them as a way to make tasty food, but less energy doesn’t have to mean less taste.

Quick tips

  • Corn on the cob

  • Every kind of egg – hardboiled, scrambled, even poached!

  • Dessert in a mug – individual serving sizes, save time and energy

  • Microwaving lemons or limes for a few seconds make them easier to juice

  • Microwaving garlic makes for easy peeling