We all like food, right? You don’t have to be a world-class chef or food-reviewer to appreciate a good meal. There’s no need for the most expensive ingredients or creative chefs to make one. Luck for you, I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve to make your taste buds tingle with joy. Here are some of my favorites:
- Homemade cream sauce. No need for expensive store-bought versions. Put a saucepan on low heat, add a generous amount of sour cream, a little bit of plain yogurt, a dash of heavy cream/buttermilk/any-kind-of-liquid-dairy-or-dairy-substitute-you-want, and a teensy bit of parmesan cheese. Include any seasonings you want or even other sauces like pesto or marinara, and voila!
- Frozen vegetables. Sometimes it’s easier to toss a frozen dinner in the microwave but it might be lacking in some healthy veggies. A quick and easy side-dish is to take a bag of mixed veggies, heat up a little bit, and season with some salt or garlic.
- Spice up your grilled cheese! No one ever said cheese has to be the only ingredient. Two of my favorite variations include tomato and pesto, or mushrooms, onions, and avocado. Make it your own! Satisfy your cravings.
Eat your food the way you want to. No one can tell you what your taste-buds want, only you. And if you can’t find something in the market just the way you like it, make your own! I love peanut sauce but no store-bought version ever satisfied me, so I started making my own and I will never go back. Food is an art, and art is deeply personal. Only you know what you want.