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The success of a meal plan can only be judged by the percentage of it that’s consumed. It may sound obvious, but the execution of a good meal plan requires planning meals you are excited to eat. Picking the right proteins, vegetables and sides is important, but picking the right condiments — I’m talking sauces, marinades and pickled things — is even more so.


Homemade canning and pickling is a lot of fun, but you know what sucks? Standing over a pot of boiling water in an already-swampy kitchen for hours to sanitise and seal slippery glass jars. No thank you. I switched to freezer pickles years ago and haven't looked back since. If you've got some available freezer space, this is a great technique to have in your arsenal.


Making pickles is a time-honoured tradition for many, but they take time to get right. If you're going to eat those pickles soon, a quick pickle might be more your style, and this guide from Cook's Illustrated shows you how to pickle almost anything: Fennel, carrots, and yes, even cucumbers.