How do you get out of the rut from cooking the same old chicken, ground meat or fish recipes? The favorite recipes of your family are getting monotonous and becoming not so favorite anymore. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. I heard this over and over again from friends and neighbors. So what is the answer? How can I feed my family healthy, low cost, and easy to prepare foods? I need some new ideas.
Let’s start with the meat and try some different cooking techniques. Pan-searing, broiling, and grilling along can affect the taste by intensifying the flavors of the meat. Try the crock-pot for easy and tasty one pot meals. The list of possibilities of what you can add to your entrée dishes is endless. Have you thought about using red/green/yellow peppers, avocados, artichokes, apples, or zucchini noodles to complement your meat?
Try a different way to prepare your vegetables. Grill or roast and add spices or herbs to change their taste. Citrus juice or grated citrus peel can add a tangy flavor. Fresh cilantro and chipotle peppers will add a bold flavor. Condiments can makeover a recipe. Try horseradish, flavored mustards, salad dressings, or salsas and see the difference they make in the taste.
Try a few of these suggestions, and I bet your family will enjoy the menu makeover and ask for more!