Making Time to Cook Gourmet Meals

 ... into the history of chili especially a no bean chili recipeWith life as busy as it is, sometimes it seems impossible to even begin to start making large meals. If you work all day long, cooking a gourmet meal seems like something you simply cannot do. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to make good meals for yourself and your family without spending hours on cooking.

For starters, concentrate on one ingredient or one meal. Do you want to do something special with chicken? Do you want to make a killer dessert? Instead of planning an entire meal, try to stick to one new dish at a time. That will cut down your cooking time, and you will be able to really focus on how delicious one dish is instead of cooking and sampling a slew of new things at once.

Next, you are going to have to plan just a little bit. Once you decide to make hummingbird cake, for example, you are going to need to be sure you have all the ingredients on hand. Continue reading Making Time to Cook Gourmet Meals

Staple Foods Can Still Be a Fun Meal

Foodista | Delicious White Bean Turkey ChiliFoods such as rice, beans and potatoes are staples in most people’s diets because they are inexpensive, healthy and tasty. Sometimes simplicity is the way to go when it comes to preparing these dishes, there are nights when a baked potato with a bit of butter is all you need to make a great meal. Still, eating the same food repeatedly can become very monotonous. Fortunately, a few small changes can make even these staple foods a new food experience.

Rice and beans are a great natural combination in a diet as they naturally complement each other in terms of nutrients, protein and vitamins. They also lend themselves to a variety of dishes that can be easily prepared and quite tasty as well.

For example, try using chili beans with rice for a change of pace meal. If you are a vegetarian almost every grocery store offers a bean only version of canned chili. Continue reading Staple Foods Can Still Be a Fun Meal