Just like new and used cars require proper checkups and maintenance, recipes often need to be fine-tuned and tweaked until they come out just right. Sometimes it can be difficult to decide what to do in order to make a change to a recipe. Sometimes, one of the best ways to change something is try using fresh or slightly different ingredients, to get the taste that you are looking for. Here are a few ways you can change a recipe to make it work for you, and even taste better in the process.
Try Fresh Instead of Frozen or Canned
If you are making a recipe that uses frozen or canned items, than try substituting fresh in its place. Many people enjoy the unique taste that fresh vegetables bring to any meal, and it is often pretty noticeable, since frozen and canned items lose nutrients and taste in the process of being put into production for canning or freezing. The vegetables and fruits are usually easier to digest, don’t require any time to thaw, and are not as dirty as those that were canned in a plant. Fresh is always the best alternative; if you can get it from the garden, make sure you use it and you won’t be disappointed.
Try Grass-Fed Animals
Grass-fed animals taste better. Not only was the animal healthier and usually better taken care of during its lifetime, but because it was grass-fed, the meat tastes better, and is not as processed as animals that were corn fed. Many people associate grass-fed animals with cows and beef, but this can be found in everything from pigs and chickens, to other types of meat, such as bison and deer. Offering the animals a higher quality of food has long-term effects that are easily noticed later on.
Substitute Organic for Processed
Organic is not the automatic go to in many cases, especially when it comes to dairy products, such as milk, eggs, and butter. However, paying a little extra to enjoy organic can mean that you will get to have fuller fat dairy that is not only healthier, but has a more natural taste that processed milk does not offer. Eggs that are organic will have a rich, almost orange yolk, and be more filling. Although they may look strange at first, the taste will be something you won’t forget anytime soon.
If you are wanting to spice up a recipe, be sure to try making a slight change in the ingredients you are using. Choosing to try grass-fed animals, organic diary, and fresh fruits and vegetables will not only bring forth taste that delivers, but be a healthier and better alternative for your family in the long run. You will be amazed when you see how food is supposed to taste when it is fresh and has not been heavily processed, and will want to see what other changes you can make so you can enjoy more wholesome meals.