Simple Cooking Tips from your East Riverside Apartments

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How many nights per week do you cook homemade meals at your East Riverside apartments? If you’re not cooking as much as you’d like to, we’re here to help. A lot of people choose not to cook because they don’t like the taste of their own cooking, but it’s easier than you think to remedy that situation.


In this week’s blog post, we’ll be talking about four things you can do to make every meal taste better. Whether you’re proud of your cooking skills or you’re hoping to improve your prowess in the kitchen, the tips in this post will help you make better tasting meals, every time. It all starts with high-quality ingredients, so if you’re going to the discount grocery store every couple weeks, we recommend changing your routine. Try a high-end grocery store once or twice and see if you don’t taste the difference in your meals.


The bad news is that cooking more often means you won’t eat the amazing meals at restaurants near your East Austin apartments. The good news is that this advice is easy to follow and easy to share with other people in your home who cook. Without further delay, let’s get right to it! When you’re done reading through the list, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of Riverside Austin apartments!


Pair salt with acid


It’s highly unlikely that you forget to put salt on your meal, but are you remembering to pair your salt with an acid? Next time you go to the grocery store, be sure to grab some lemon or lime juice while you’re in the produce section. Keep it handy and squirt some on your food every time you cook. Acid brings out others flavors in your food.


Go light on the seasoning


We’re not telling you to use a small amount of seasoning, we’re just telling you not to press it into your meat too much. Doing this can damage the meat fibers and ruin the flavor of your meat. Sprinkle the seasoning on top and lightly press it in with the tips of your fingers before putting the meat on the stove.  If you've been pressing your seasoning in too hard for awhile, you’ll notice the difference in taste right away after trying this new method!


Don’t overcrowd the pan


Everyone wants to fill the pan with as many ingredients as possible to cook meals quickly, but that’s going to make your food taste like it was steamed instead of browned. See, food releases moisture as it heats up. All that moisture is going to affect the other food in the pan if it’s too crowded and unless you're cooking rice, you generally don’t want your food to be steamed.


Those are all the cooking tips we’ve got for y’all this week! We appreciate you taking some time out of your busy schedule to read this week’s blog post, and we hope you get the chance to put these cooking tips to use in the near future. If you do try some of them, please share some pics of the final results with us on social media! We love seeing resident success stories come out of your blog posts.


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