I prep simple things like 1) ginger garlic paste 2) tamarind paste 3) grind coconut and store in freezer 4) clean and store greens like mint, cilantro, spinach in tissue wrapped boxes. 5) soak and drain - whole lentils like garbanzo beans, kidney beans etc. 6) idli/dosa batter for 3 days. I make in small batches all these lasts for a week. I see many people cook 'toor dal' (pigeon peas), chapati dough, cooked veg gravies and chutneys for more than 10 days. One person even made tadka and stored in fridge. With so many lifestyle diseases, is it really healthy to eat cooked frozen meals or cook once a week? According to ayurveda the food should be warm not over night cooked one. We don't eat over night 'cooked' food as 'prana' energy in the food is lost. As of now making a veg / lentil based gravy for lunch and dinner. And different side dishes. Breakfast is definitely separate cooking, no cereal. What are the opinions to fasten the cooking process if one don't want to eat over night food.