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How to Cook Without a Recipe (Page 4)

Add Ingredients Little By Little

Add Ingredients Little By Little

When you’re winging it, it’s easier to add an ingredient than take it away. And if you’re trying to cook a healthy meal, being heavy-handed with oil, salt and full-fat dairy can pile on the calories and fat (and sodium!) in a hurry. So add ingredients like salt, oil and full-fat dairy in smaller increments. For example, if you’re going to sauté a chicken breast, start with only a tablespoon of oil. You can add more if you think you need it later. Same with salt. Add just a pinch. You may not need more depending on the other ingredients you’re cooking with.

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