This is not going to be a regular post about my life with a yummy recipe thrown in. This is about something that I think everyone needs to know.
RECIPES COME OUT BETTER WHEN YOU DON’T FOLLOW THEM!
What? That’s crazy!
No, it’s really not, and I’ll tell you why.
When I make up a recipe, it is made to please my family, friends, or whoever I am feeding. That means that the ingredients and amounts I use are reflective of their likes and dislikes.
It means that if I am making a salad that I want to eat, it won’t have tomatoes in it. If I’m making a stir-fry for my father it won’t have peppers in it, and, if I’m making a lemon cake for someone that doesn’t like lemons, I’ll use orange juice instead.
So, what does that mean for you?
Basically, it means, if there is something you see in one of my recipes, or any recipe for that matter, that you don’t like, just leave it out or swap it for something you like better.
You can even take things a step further by taking a recipe and instead of looking at it as exact instructions, using it as a jumping off point. Get inspired by the ingredients, flavors and techniques in the recipe. Then add in ingredients you like, or think would work well to enhance the final product.
Whatever happens, don’t be afraid experiment. Worst case, you learned what not to do next time. Best case, you made awesome food that hopefully made you and the people around you happy!
Bottom line, MAKE IT YOUR OWN and peas out!