September 27

13 Easy Ways to Improve Your Cooking RIGHT NOW!

Healthy Eating

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Looking to take your cooking up a notch??  Here is a list of 12 things you can do right now that will instantly improve your cooking.  They are concepts that I demonstrate and utilize in almost every class and pertain to everything that you cook.  If you are unfamiliar with any of them, think about registering for a class or two!  Happy Cooking!

  1. Invest in a good chef’s knife, keep it sharp and learn to use it properly!
  2. Start with the best, freshest ingredients.  (including spices!)
  3. Use your hands.
  4. Use Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (rather than iodized salt and  pre-ground pepper)
  5. Use high-heat oils when searing, sauteeing, grilling and roasting
  6. Don’t crowd the pan
  7. Deglaze to create layers of delicious flavor.
  8. Let roasted and grilled meats rest before carving and serving
  9. Bloom spices for maximum flavor
  10. Use finishers to round out the flavor of your finished dish.
  11. Rely on look, feel and experience rather than time in determining doneness.
  12. Properly measure ingredients in correct vessels (dry vs. wet).
  13. Take a basic cooking class!

Pick one or two and put them into action!  Let me know how it goes!

Until next time,

Happy Cooking!

Mrs. Dornberg

Mrs. Dornberg

About the author

Cheryl Dornberg, NBC-HWC, is a national board-certified health & wellness coach and culinary nutrition expert who is passionate about using the power of food to achieve optimal health and increase longevity. She specializes in motivating and empowering individuals to create sustainable & consistent dietary and lifestyle habits that support the management and prevention of chronic health conditions, increase longevity, and improve overall quality of life.


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