Ditch your saucepan for wider and shallower pans to speed up your cooking time. The increased surface area allows more food to touch the bottom, and so more of it hits the heat and cooks faster.
Need some inspiration? Quick meals like stir-fries and vegetable-loaded dishes like tomatoes-and-parmesan pasta are ideal for shallow pans on your stovetop.
This wok makes especially quick work of these kinds of meals.
Cut your vegetables thin, throw them in a wide pan together with a little olive oil and seasoning, and you have yourself a delicious 10-minute meal.