Cooking can be such a chore, especially when you work so hard and your food still doesn’t taste as good as it should. One of the mistakes you’re probably making is with your seasoning, so here’s a quick guide on how to prevent uneven seasoning when you’re cooking.
Flavor with dry seasoning
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when cooking and seasoning your food is adding the seasoning right at the end. This can be a huge disaster! Rather than the seasoning being in your food and having been absorbed during the cooking process, it’s sitting lamely on top in a coating that won’t cover every bite, leaving mouthfuls flavorless and dull. The simplest way around this tragic end to a meal is to add your seasoning during critical moments while cooking. With foods such as pasta or doughs, the seasoning needs to be added while the food is expanding. For pasta, this will be while it’s in the water – add your salt now. Go! Quick! With bread and pastries, it’s making sure your dough is well combined, the ingredients well mixed and any key flavors you want in, to be added before the dough becomes stiff and over handled.
Flavor with marinade
Another rookie mistake to make is not to marinate your food properly. Let me be very clear – cold liquids do not marinate. Marinades need to be at least room temperature in order for the food to absorb the flavors. An example I love to give is tea. Have you ever tried to brew a cup of tea with cold water? No, because the water remains clear and the tea flavor doesn’t leave the teabag. This is the exact same with a marinade. Unless you want a soggy coating of flavor, don’t marinade cold!
Now go forth with your new culinary skills and make some tasty food!
Summer is right around the corner. And with it comes the return of the garden party. Nothing better than a few friends and their families all enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. But catering the affair can be tricky. So below are a few delicious snacks you can make. So clear out your garden with one of these backpack leaf blowers over at verellenhc. Slap-up the bunting. And prepare for an unforgettable party!
Quick, simple and easy to make. Jelly is a fantastic snack that anyone can enjoy. With vegetarian alternatives available as well, no one has to be left out. Simple invest in some gelatin sheets, boil them down in whatever flavor juice you want and then pour them into the container. The only thing to note is this snack requires quite some time to set so it is best to prepare it the night before.
Skewers are easy to eat and even easier to make. Firstly decide what you want on them. Are they going to be savory or sweet? For savory considering grilling up some meat chunks or roasted veg. Mixed that with some cheese cubes and some marinade, and you have something solid. Or get a mixture of mini puddings, pastries or chocolate and skewer them through to create a lovely dessert option.
A perfect way to beat the heat and super easy to make. First thing you need is lollipop sticks and a mold. Once you have that it’s a simple as pouring in your selected flavor juice into the mold and letting it freeze overnight. For some added fun try throwing in different chunks of fruit to bring out the flavor and refresh everyone at the party.
Yoga is a fantastic activity that doubles as great exercise for the body and brilliant exercise for the mind. It is a brilliant way to increase flexibility while also destressing and calming you down. Finding its origins in very spiritual places, Yoga is loved the world over. But for those looking to take yoga a step further, diet is a key part of the lifestyle. If you want to take your yoga to the next level and increase your energy and flexibility, then you need to examine your diet and find what works best for you. Remember, always seek multiple sources of information when it comes to yoga and especially diet. Whether it’s from sites like yogajournal, or just seeking diet advice from a doctor, be safe.
The vegan diet has become increasingly popular over the past few years. More and more people are realizing the effect it has on their health and the health of the planet. While it isn’t perfect, it is definitely a step in the right direction. And when it comes to yoga, the vegan diet is extremely popular. Many yoga specialists partake in the vegan diet to make sure they are putting only natural and healthy things into their body. And it goes a step further as many yoga specialists are very spiritual and partake in the animal and environmental conservation aspects of the vegan diet as well.
Cutting out meat from a diet is very good for you, but it can also be difficult to do outright. But keeping fish in your diet is both an excellent compromise and a huge benefit to your health. Fish are rich in Omega oils that are fantastic for your brain and body. Balancing the fish with other healthy food groups and creative ways of cooking is fantastic for your body and joints, which is important when it comes to keeping the flexibility required for yoga.
Going veggie is becoming easier every year. More companies and restaurants are improving their veggie options. Being vegetarian is fantastic for yoga as your body will be getting all the nutrients and vitamins needed to improve internal bodily function and maintain healthy joints. On top of that, it greatly improves your mood and state of mind which will majorly boost your yoga experience as you completely clear your mind.
Healthy eating Is a mantra that so many of us wish to adhere to in order to lead a healthy lifestyle however, it can be difficult to find a meal plan that is easy to stick to and really works. When I was a gymnast I had to train hard and eat well, so I learned a lot about healthy eating. Gymnastics by the way is a really great sport for getting fit and I recommend it for everyone. It’s so easy to get started these days since you can get everything you need at Fit2BMom and other great sites like it.. Anyway, back to the healthy meal plan.
- BREAKFAST! It is one of the most important meals of the day which sets you up with plenty of energy to last until lunch. Breakfast is essential to coping with the stressful routine that you mums all experience.
- Lunch – a great lunch option would be things like omelettes which are high in protein and really do set you up for the rest of the day. Choose your fillings and add some cheese to make for a really tasty meal. Serve with salad for extra nutritional value and voila!
- Dinner – when it comes to your final meal of the day it can be easy to opt for some hearty comfort food but this can often be full of calories. I would recommend that you make a compromise and make something like a delicious chicken and vegetable pasta. Simply cook off some chicken, add your favourite seasoning, combine with a mixture of vegetables such as onion, tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms which are all very high in nutritional value and mix in with a carton of passata or chopped tomatoes to create a delicious topping for the pasta of your choice.
A healthy meal plan doesn’t have to be difficult to stick to and there’s really no reason why your taste buds should suffer at the expense of healthy eating.