Cooking is a great way to show your family how much you care, and knowing how to cook is a great way to save money and keep yourself from ordering takeout when you’re not sure what to make.
But what if your cooking skills are… less than stellar? Or even (gasp!) non-existent? Don’t worry! There are plenty of tips out there that can help you cook up some of the best meals ever—and they’re not that hard to learn.
So if you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the next level, check out these chef-approved methods for making the best meals possible:
- Use fresh, real ingredients whenever possible. Start with real butter instead of margarine and use high-quality meat and produce. The better quality ingredients you start with, the better quality meal you’ll end up with!
- Don’t be afraid of salt—it can bring out the flavours in any dish.
- Try roasting vegetables at high heat instead of steaming or boiling them. It will add a whole new dimension of flavour that will make people think you’ve been cooking all afternoon, when really it was done in 20 minutes flat!
- Keep your ingredients on hand at all times! It’s easy to forget to buy something or run out of something when you’re in the middle of cooking, so keep an eye on what you have and make sure you have enough ingredients before starting any meal.
- Don’t forget about nutrition! Cooking healthy meals doesn’t mean depriving yourself of delicious food—it just means making sure that what you eat is good for your body too!
- Forget about the recipes: Use your gut! If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. You’ll know when you have something delicious in your hands because it will taste amazing and look beautiful—and it will make your guests go wild!
- Make sure everything is clean: Make sure all your cutting boards and knives are clean before starting any prep work—and wash them after each task is finished so nothing gets cross-contaminated between steps.
- Finally, don’t shy away from spices! They not only add flavour but are also great for health benefits (like turmeric). Just make sure they don’t overpower your dish—you should still be able to taste what’s on your plate!
If you’re looking for high-quality, delicious spices check out our product catalogue – there’s something to enhance every dish, so have fun experimenting with flavours and learn to love being in the kitchen.