Since I've become 'sodium aware', I've tried to actually use it to my advantage. Sodium is literally in everything and since it is, I have found a somewhat easier way to season my food. I use chicken and beef broth. I haven't tried seafood broth yet and don't too much plan to.
I began using using chicken broth to season mashed potatoes but now I use broth first instead of seasoning. I love the outcome, too! I have found that using broth as a main seasoning ingredient gives me some savory room when putting dishes together.
My broth choices are: Swanson, Wyler's, Knorr or a store brand. They all work well without adding too much sodium to each dish. I'll share some of my other broth substitutions in another post! What are some of your broth substitutions?
I am guilty of overusing hyperbole and emphatic speech. But I am equally guilty of using my new Copper Chef cookware. Last year I asked my wife for the dish for Father's Day. She got it and I was ecstatic. I loved it so much, I didn't even use it until the next month. I used it to fry fish and it was a hit. So much so, people kept asking what it was and how much it cost!
I told them and I know one of them that actually went out and got one for themselves. I watch a lot of television and as a creative, I'm often accompanied by infomercials as I work late into the early morning. One night, I saw the commercial and loved the way the chef made steaks using the dish. I had to have one!
Since I got the pot, I have used it for nearly all my dishes. That's right...six straight months and it's been in use weekly! I even went out and got the pans by the same size. One pan even came with a small pan and I use it every morning when I make my eggs.
Most recently, I have used the Copper Chef for beef tips. It's my go to for beef tips, but I also use it for whole chicken and chicken pot-pie, as well. For the new year, I've got a small ham basting in the pot...can't wait to pour that glaze on and bask the latest Copper Chef glory!
We got a good product in Copper Chef and I'm going to add the wider casserole dish, next Not sure what I'll make in it first, but it's gonna be epic!!!
I was a teenager, it was a Saturday morning and I was hungry! I have loved to cook since I was young and was no stranger to experimenting at the stove top. For whatever reason that Saturday, I didn't use the stove top to boil an egg. I set the microwave to the time equivalent to the boil time and went about my day.
What happened next is seared into my memory forever! Out of nowhere we heard a pop, then a sizzle...POP!!! We lived in the hood so we suspected that it was gunfire, but the smell told a much different story. The egg exploded in the microwave! As if that wasn't bad enough, the smell wreaked all day and wouldn't go away. It mas making us all sick, but I (yes, I) had to clean it up! It was a crime scene and I didn't have a hazmat suit!
Air freshener notwithstanding, I was alone to face the atrocity that was attempting to boil an egg in the microwave. The horror...the horror! I will never forget that stench...it lasted for a few days. As much as I like trying new methods and recipes in the kitchen, I'm apprehensive because of that one mistake! Are you laughing at me or with me? Comment below and share you kitchen mishaps with me!
I LOVE to cook! I love the kitchen and the grill and when I'm not at my computer, behind the mic/camera or on my instrument you can easily find me cooking. In fact, if it were not for the arts, I would most likely have pursued a college education in the culinary arts.