How to Make Food That Doesn't Suck!

Uncategorized Jul 19, 2021

It's hard to make high-quality, healthy food that actually tastes good. You know what I'm talking about: the salad that tastes like leafy water, the bland, dry chicken breast, or the plain rice... It's time we stop settling for "food that sucks." 

We all know food that tastes good is really what makes the world go round. And we can't deny the fact that it's nice to eat something and not have your mouth feel like you just ate dirt. So, here are some QUICK tips on how to make food that doesn't suck!
-Cook within 24-48 hours of purchase for fresh items. What's the point in buying fresh fish or chicken if you go out to eat every night? Use it right away for the best taste. We typically shop on Sundays and buy a big cut of salmon filet. Then it's served for dinner on Monday and Tuesday night! Nothing is worse than spending all of your hard earned cash on some nice cuts of meat, only to have them go bad!
-Own the basics for spices: salt, garlic, rosemary, basil. There's a ton of options out there but it you have these four, it's a great way to make anything taste better! There's nothing worse than working super hard prepping your meal and having it taste like chalk. All that hard work down the drain! Add a little kick to your meals with some stellar spices. We are big fans of the brand Kevin's and use the All-Purpose Seasoning almost every day! You can check out Kevin's, here.
-Meat Thermometer! Friends, family, and food lovers rejoice. You don't have to be an expert in the culinary arts to produce a meal that is perfect on every level—just use a  meat thermometer! This tool measures the temperature of your meats as it cooks and tells you when it's time for a flip. No more wondering if things look brown enough, crispy enough or just plain "done enough!"  With capabilities like this, who wouldn't want this gadget in their kitchen? This tool is an absolute game changer! Add it to your kitchen, here!
-Cast Iron Skillet! So cast iron skillets are just the best, right? They cook food evenly and save you money by being so versatile! They require very little cleaning and barely need any maintenance at all. Plus they'll last you a really long time without breaking or wearing down, so you won't have to break the bank with those expensive kitchen appliances.
If you want to season it perfectly before your first use, try this: bake it at 350 for one hour, and let it cool down slowly. Line the lower oven rack with aluminum foil (to catch any drippings), and preheat oven to 350° F. Place cookware upside down on the upper oven rack, and bake for one hour. Turn oven off and let cookware cool before removing from oven. And tell us, who doesn't love the look of those perfect grill lines on your meat and fish! Try one for yourself, here!
Now that you've officially upgraded your chef status, start planning your next meal! Let us know what you decide to make!

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