WREN, made a post in 'Show us your face' and she mentioned her 2nd hobby was cooking.
Now although she seems to be an expert, I am a 'true' beginner.
Now I love cooking myself dinners (usually spicy) like Chilli con Carne, Currys, Spagetti Bolognese, or simple 'liver on butterfly pasta'
I am no expert, I am not so interested in gathering 65 ingredients.
I chop onions + garlic + peppers + tomatoes + various spices + Balsamic Vinegar--cook first
ADD the meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef mince)
Then a sauce (Like 'sweet and sour chicken, or curry or chilli)
Served on a bed of GOOD rice or pasta = BRILLIANT
My Beginners question?
Any VERY simple tips for either:
1) Quick great meals (keep it simple)
2) Spices that really add to a taste
I also make a great salad -> Any tips there? Me I use Lettuce + Sliced Tomatoes + Sliced Cucumbers + Chopped red onion.
THEN I put big 'dollops' of 'Natural Greek Yogurt' and pepper
Then I sit on my Veranda
Lots of wine, my PC answering forum or SKYPE questions or chatting to Ike and take 2 hrs to eat.
Finish with a coffee and cigar!
What about you people. Even if you do NOT cook. How you take your meal