What’s your favorite thing about coming home to Southtown Flats apartments in downtown San Antonio? Some of our residents love the convenience of a short commute home. Others appreciate the luxurious amenities like an on-site fitness center and a resort-style pool. Still others, however, find comfort in the simple fact that they have a top-of-the-line kitchen in which to cook dinner every night.
If cooking dinner every night sounds like a chore, this blog should be right up your alley. Cooking is one of the single best ways to save money, eat healthier and generally get more out of life. Southtown Flats residents are lucky enough to have fully-equipped kitchens with brand new appliances, and we think everyone should take advantage of that fact!
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of simple cooking tips that you can use to make better meals more often. These aren’t recipes, mind you. Instead, they’re “best practices” that will keep your food tasting flavorful and fresh every time you cook. Without further delay, let’s dive right into the list of tips! Oh, and when you’re through with this post, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of downtown San Antonio apartments.
Season early and often
It’s a lot more difficult to underseason food than it is to overseason it. You should also be seasoning your food multiple times throughout the cooking process. The food won’t absorb the seasoning if you wait until the end to add your herbs and spices. Be sure to add it early and often, folks! Also, don’t be afraid to buy a ton of random herbs and spices from the grocery store next time you’re there. Cooking is about experimentation, and it doesn’t much matter whether or not know you know the names of every ingredient.
Never put food in a cold pan
When it comes to most meats, the goal is to sear the outside right as the meat hits the pan. This can only be achieved by heating up the pan before you throw the food down. If you cook with garlic, we also recommend browning that in the pan before you add the meat!
Leave space in the pan
The last thing you want to do when cooking is overcrowd your pan. Food releases hot moisture when it heats up, and this hot moisture can affect other food in the pan. Your food will get steamed in an overcrowded pan, when you actually want it to be browned. Keep your meals light and avoid overcrowding, residents!
That concludes our list of easy cooking tips, residents! We’re so glad you decided to hang out with us here on the Southtown Flats blog page, and we hope that you feel like you learned some new cooking methods! If you end up using any of this cooking advice, please feel free to share the results with us on social media! We love seeing residents put our advice to good use.
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