Collections That Will Keep You Excelling In The Kitchen
Thursday, January 05, 2017 • 6 comments
Clean eating can be difficult, especially if you’re new to it. Even if you converted years ago, it can be easy to want that one terrible meal you used to enjoy so much. Or miss the variety that unhealthy foods could offer. If that’s the case, you’re clean eating wrong. Variety is even more possible than ever and can be made a part of daily life by starting a few collections.
Recipes You should never rest on your laurels if you’re serious about food. The best chefs are always looking for something new to try, some new combination of flavors or something healthy that could easily become a mainstay in the kitchen. To that end, you should be all about building your recipe book collections. There are books for all kinds of different foods, too. Whether it’s the best protein-filled vegan meals or some of the best noodle dishes you’re going to find this side (or any side) of the Pacific.
Equipment Half of the recipes you’re going to find aren’t going to do you much good if you don’t have the tools to tackle them, of course. Yes, some of them might get you to go obscure and get utensils you’ve never heard of. But when you learn the specifics of different tools, you learn new ways to prepare ingredients that unleash their flavor in different ways. There are review sites like Cut It Fine that make it easier to choose the right tools even if you’ve never heard of them, too.
Ingredients We’re not suggesting that you should build up an unhealthy storage of different foods that you’re never going to use. What we’re suggesting is that you start truly building your knowledge of different ingredients. It’s a lot easier to stick to an experiment with clean eating if you start learning all the different ways you can utilize individual ingredients. To get a start, as we were talking about high-protein, you should start learning all the different ways to cook and to utilize spinach. Even those ingredients you’re most adverse to are going to have a use for you that proves surprisingly tasty.
Seasoning Getting to know the best ingredients and learning diverse ways to use them is a great way to add variety to wholesome, healthy meals. But there’s nothing wrong with wanting a little extra kick of flavor. There’s a saying I love that goes along the lines of “God made food, but the devil made seasoning.” You can still get those sinfully good tastes without having to dive right back into those unhealthy foods you’re trying to avoid. Experimenting with flavors is a great way to expand your palate and start finding new favorite tastes, too. So, start building a spice and seasoning collection of your own. It won’t take long before you start turning those wholesome meals into delicious flavor combinations.
The more you learn, the easier it becomes to sustain that clean eating lifestyle of yours and truly love it. You’ll be impressing friends and family with that broadening knowledge of yours in no time flat.