Top Tips

Debbie’s Kitchen have all kinds of exciting food-related tips which we want to share with you. We’re always adding to our article and recipe database with informative content for you to browse through, but to get you started, here are some of our top tips:

  1. Be creative. Recipes are always a good place to start, but if you’ve got your own ideas, try them! You could start off with a recipe and amend it, picking and choosing your own ingredients, or try putting something together yourself from scratch. With a bit of practice, it will all start coming together, and you’ll be making appetising dishes all of your own in no time.
  2. Practice makes perfect. The more you cook, the better you’ll be at it. You’ll get used to the techniques needed to prepare food, and you’ll start to pre-empt what works (and what doesn’t!) It’s always good to have a knowledge of which ingredients go together, and doing is the best way of learning when it comes to cooking. Before long, you’ll know enough about food to cook instinctively.
  3. Cook food which you want to eat. If you have something to look forward to at the end of the cooking process, you’re more likely to produce something delicious.
  4. Find new recipes which sound exciting. Whilst it may take a while to perfect a dish, if you cook the same recipes all the time without trying anything new, you’ll start to get bored.
  5. Make sure you have the correct equipment. You don’t need to have an extensive range of expensive cookware to make good food, but having the essentials will make your life a lot easier. You’ll get plenty of use out of it as well, because lots of recipes will require the same tools.
  6. Be organised. Make sure you have all the right ingredients first, and once you start cooking, keep your workspace tidy. Measure out as many ingredients as you can before you start so that you don’t have to keep stopping and starting.
  7. Have plenty of store cupboard ingredients to hand. This means that you’re always in a position to cook good, nutritious food from scratch, and you have choices depending on what you fancy. A well-stocked herb cupboard and plenty of basic ingredients such as rice, pasta, beans and stock will ensure you never run out of options.
  8. Write yourself notes. It may sound simple, but people often fall into the trap of thinking they will remember what they’d do differently next time. If you don’t come to cook the same dish again for a while, it may well slip your mind.
  9. Taste your food as you go along. This way, you can modify it wherever you need to, and you’re not going to arrive at the end of the cooking process with an inedible dish.
  10. Perhaps most importantly – enjoy cooking! There is so much you can create in your kitchen with the help of some good ingredients, so make the most of it and have fun.