Hey there! So since I've been embracing this whole love your body as is, eat what you want when you want thing, I've been having a sort of mini food renaissance. I'm craving lots of random foods, thinking about what exactly I want to eat, if there is anything I haven't tried that I want to, etc.
So anyway seeing as my cooking skills are pretty basic and I tend to make the same things over and over again, I thought of 5 new things that I want to try my hand at! They are generally pretty basic (as are my cooking skills!) so please don't laugh at me! ;-)
5 Things I Would Like to Learn to Cook!
Spaghetti Carbonara: Ok I know this is super simple ingredients wise but I have never made it or even eaten (authentic, egg only/no cream) carbonara. It's one of those things Nigella makes and oohs and ahs over its simple perfection and I would like to try it! I've always been intimidated by the whole "Don't end up with scrambled egg" factor as well.
Dumplings: As in, those floaty biscuit type things you serve on top of stews and such. Ok I confess I have tried and failed to make these a couple of times, they just came out weird or didn't cook properly or something wasn't right. It annoys me that their ingredients are so simple and yet they seem so hard to get right. I must conquer them! I know they are more of a winter dish so maybe I can find a summery version.
Frittata: I mean, it's basically a fancy omelette I'm aware, but I want to know the intricate mysteries of the frittata! They taunt me on Pinterest with their prettiness!
Steamed Dumplings: (totally different than the above dumplings though I admit it's weird I have dumplings on here twice!!) with various fillings, asian style. The gorgeous food blog Smitten Kitchen had a drool worthy post about them on their Instagram the other day, and it made me hangry. I think these might be a real outside my wheelhouse situation. Plus most Chinese restaurants here don't seem to have them (Chinese food here in the U.K. is a bit different than America by the way), so it's possibly the only way I am ever going to get to eat them here!
BREAD!: As in, a very basic, yeast and flour based everyday type loaf of bread. I have never made it! My Mom used to sometimes, mostly in her breadmaker lol but still, I would like to fill my house with the delicious smell of freshly baked bread, I think that would be nice!
So I hope to try my hand at these in the near future, I will let you know how I get on!
Do you have anything you've never cooked that you would like to try? Are you like me and easily daunted, or are you more of a kitchen goddess? If you have any advice or tried and true recipes for me I would greatly appreciate any tips! If anyone else wants to join in with their own new food challenge that would be fun, too!