We are all spending a lot of time at home recently and it is causing many of us to try new things. From attempting to be crafty and painting a picture or busting out the power tools to build something out of wood, we have all tried to pick up a new hobby. One thing that many people are trying to do is improve their skills in the kitchen.
For some, cooking is not the most exciting task, it is just a way to feed themselves something other than frozen pizza. But cooking is meant to be fun and exciting. There are so many different recipes to try that allow you to experience new things, explore different flavors, and combine different ingredients to create a masterpiece.
At Just Rubs, we believe that cooking should be exciting. With bold flavors, unique combinations, and fun recipes, you can make your time in the kitchen to be just that. In this blog, we are going to give you some tips for making cooking more exciting and to help you enjoy your time in the kitchen.
Try Something New
One of the most obvious ways that you can make your cooking more exciting is to try something new. It gets boring when you cook the same meals over and over again. While they may be easy and mindless, they are a bore to make and you likely don’t even look forward to eating these recipes anymore. Ditch the repeat recipes and try something new!
Download a recipe app, order one of those meal services that gives you all the ingredients you need to make delicious meals, or simple Google different recipes that can add a little excitement back into cooking. By trying new recipes, you can spice up your dinners and enjoy something different.
When it comes to exciting recipes, the more challenging the better. There is nothing exciting about putting spaghetti noodles in a pot of boiling water and heating up some premade tomato sauce. There is something exciting about making your own homemade noodles and mashing tomatoes to create your own pasta sauce. When you challenge yourself in the kitchen the reward is so much better.
Try to find complicated recipes with more steps than you are used to, try spices and seasonings that you have never used before. There are so many different ways to challenge yourself in the kitchen. While these meals may take longer than you are used to, they can be fun to try and can be a great way to destress after a long day of work.
Use More Ingredients
Many of us find ourselves using the same ingredients when we make different recipes. Every time you make tacos or pasta, you likely use the same things. When you make a salad, you likely pick the same packaged greens, the same toppings, and the same kind of dressing. Try switching up the ingredients you are using to make your meals more exciting. Instead of trying a new meal entirely, as we mentioned before, simply make your favorite meals but use your favorite ingredients.
Instead of ground beef tacos with salsa and guacamole, try making some shrimp tacos with a creamy cilantro sauce. Instead of spaghetti, try making a pad thai with spaghetti squash. There are so many endless options when it comes to ingredients, you can make your favorite meals in so many different ways! Try using some new ingredients to make your go-to meals more exciting.
Add Bold Spices
Spices and seasonings are the best way to make a meal more exciting. Whether you are cooking up some veggies or you are grilling some meat, our meat rubs can enhance your meal and add a punch of flavor that you will love. Our RUB1OUT poultry, jerk, pork, and beef rubs are uniquely blended to provide the best possible flavor. These are exciting seasonings that can truly make your favorite meals even more memorable.