In my quest to become less of a culinary nohoper, I have learned a few things along the way.
I will never buy tortillas or burritos again!
I live by this Jamie Oliver flatbreads recipe. All it takes is a little elbow grease and a bit of time (and a bit of mess on the kitchen counter) but these only cost a few cents. Beats paying up to $7 for a pack at the supermarket.
The key to making Indian food at home…
Well, I don’t know, because I haven’t cracked it yet. But cream is definitely an essential ingredient. It helps a lot.
I am becoming a generic snob
I buy home brand dairy, bread, and pasta. But the amount of products that I insist on buying name brand is far longer: Ketchup, cereal, biscuits, pasta sauce, juice, fizzy drinks, ice cream (everything else I choose based on the best deal).
Food processors are worth the money
Ours has been amazing for making everything from mayonnaise (although I’ve mastered the technique for getting the right consistency, I’m yet to crack the perfect flavouring. Any tips?) to tabbouleh and cheesecake toppings.
But I do wonder if we still need…
Got any cooking tricks to share?
(I’m still a bit of a kitchen fail, in case you were wondering, but I’m probably now closer to ‘competent’ on the scale than ‘can’t boil an egg’.)