When it comes to cooking your own meals at home it can busy incredibly easy to develop a bit of a routine, causing you to create the same meals week in and week out. Whilst this isn’t a bad thing, switching things up could lead to some incredible new discoveries. To help you get started, here are 6 ways to experiment in the kitchen:
– Spruce Up Your Old Recipes With Something New
If you have favourite recipes that you love to cook, why not spruce them up with a little something extra? Whether that means serving a variety of bread with your pasta, adding a little extra spice to your curry or changing up the cheese you serve with a particular dish – making small changes could help give you the variety that you need. Perfect for those that are fussy when it comes to food, this could make all the difference to your weekly meals.
– Buy New Recipe Books
Although a lot of people search online for recipes, nothing can beat flicking through a brand new recipe book. Treat yourself to a couple of new books then pick out the recipes you want to make that week. Whether it’s 1, 2 or 7 – you may surprise yourself with the new discoveries you like.
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– Consider Switching Up The Equipment You’re Using
If you have been using the same utensils and appliances for some time, you may find you’re starting to get bored with the meals you can create with them. There is a whole world of food you can create if you start to purchase more appliances, so consider what you can use to mix things up a little. Whether it’s a bamboo steamer for dumplings or a pizza oven for real stonebaked pizzas, you will love the new meals you’re creating!
– Get Lots Of Inspiration From Pinterest
If you’re struggling for meal inspiration one of the best places you can look is Pinterest. Not only are there millions of recipes to search from, but if you use the platform as a search engine you can really narrow down the results you get. Whether you’re looking for healthy recipes, date night ideas or recipes for kids – Pinterest has it all.
– Follow Food Bloggers On Instagram
For even more inspiration you can try following food bloggers on Instagram. Whilst they may not share their entire recipes on their feed, they will definitely be sharing snippets on their Instagram Stories. Ideal for those that prefer to follow along at a fast pace, food bloggers are always thinking of incredible ideas!
– Try A New Recipe Once A Week
Finally, the best way to experiment in the kitchen is to… experiment. Whilst it may seem obvious, taking that first step to making a change is the most important one so start small with just one new recipe a week. If you like the results, you can start to incorporate more and more recipes every time.
Do you want to change up the meals you’re making? What changes can you make in the kitchen? Let me know in the comments section below.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.