How to Cook Without a Recipe
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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