tips & tricks: seasoning edition!

Howdy friends!

It’s been an interesting week.. Between being sick and all the wedding planning things piling up, I’ve been just a tad bit stressed lately. Sometimes when that happens though, cooking almost gets put on the back burner. Or, well, creative cooking anyways. I’ve been re-using recipes (not a bad thing at all, I have a lot to pull from!) but I’ve been missing getting creative in the kitchen!

So I kind of wanted to focus on seasoning foods (especially meat) today.. It’s definitely a big part of what makes everything taste so good! Everybody’s different when it comes to this, I mean there are so many options for tasty things!

I like to keep the basics though when I cook, and just add what I need to. When I have a recipe that calls for sauce or something like that, I don’t really get too crazy with the seasoning. I’m personally a big believer in “the big four” seasonings, as I put these on literally every piece of meat that I cook as a bare minimum.

What are these, you may ask? Well hold on to your seats ladies and gents, I’ve got just the ingredients for you!

Okay no need to be dramatic, it’s not a huge deal… But if you don’t normally season meat this could be the difference between good food and meh food!

What you’ll need:


  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

That’s all folks! Typically it’s best not to go too overboard with the seasonings, but you definitely want enough to taste. It also depends on how much you’re cooking, and if you’re adding other spices. If I’m making a pound of meat, I usually add about 1/2 tablespoon of salt and pepper, and about 1 tablespoon of onion and garlic powder. But most of the time I eyeball it and make sure it’s covered.

So that’s pretty much all I got this week, I hope that it helps at least one person… Life is too short for meh cooking, spice it up a bit!

Until next time friends!

Categories: tips & tricks!

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