Do you ever look at the culinary masterpieces that your family and friends create, and wonder how on earth they manage it? The helpful tips in this article can help anyone become a great cook.
Have you ever thrown away food that is old and felt bad about it? Do you wonder if you can still use the fruit by simply cutting out the part that seems overripe? Half-rotten fruit is not save worthy. There is no way to use this food without compromising your health. Throw them away because mold grows much deeper than you can see and moldy food can make you very sick.
For healthier, lower-calorie mashed potatoes, add some cooked cauliflower to your tubers. Their bland flavor blends effortlessly with the potatoes while taking flavor from the other ingredients. When they’re mashed, cauliflowers have the same appearance and consistency as potatoes, too. Adding a little cauliflower can take calories out of your favorite mashed potato recipes and add in a little vegetable goodness, too.
When you cook veggies, try using some chicken broth! Not only will the chicken broth stop the vegetables from getting stuck to the pan, but it will also make the dish more tasty. There is not a lot of expense when buying chicken broth, and most grocers carry it.
Want to add more protein to your diet? Consider incorporating beans and tofu! Both beans and tofu are readily available in most grocery stores. You can pan fry the tofu with a few seasonings to have a delicious meat alternative. For a tasty bean dish, simply boil them with your favorite herbs.
If you are making a roast and you need to cook it quickly, do not take out the bone. This way, it will allow the meat to cook faster because the bone will help carry heat to the center of your roaster. Once the meat is done, you then just cut the meat off the bone and enjoy.
Store spices and herbs in cool and dark areas so their freshness and flavors are preserved. Keeping your spices in warm places, such as above your stove, will really take a lot of the flavor away.
After you have eaten a turkey dinner, keep any leftovers of the meat. Cut the leftover meat and put it away in airtight containers. Cooked turkey that has been frozen can be enjoyed for weeks by defrosting and using for soups, salads and sandwiches.
By staying organized while cooking you can avoid making mistakes, such as burning your food. Just like with anything you do, the more organized you are, the more productive you will be. If you just cook without a plan, you will waste lots of food, which is the same as wasting lots of money.
You can make stock ahead of time to add to other dishes. If you make huge amounts of stock at once, you can put the excess in the freezer using resealable bags. This way you will always have flavorful homemade stock on hand when you want to make soups or other dishes. By making and having your own stock on hand, you will know it doesn’t contain preservatives.
It would be wise to use the advice provided to you. Your guests will begin to inquire where you learned your new secrets.