Nutty Superfood Oatmeal
Have you ever tried to make something just like your favorite restaurant and while it turned out ok it just didnt quite taste the same as what TGIF or Olive Garden serves? I know I have and it seemed like all the effort was fine but the result on a scale of 1 to 10 was maybe a 6 at best. To get a 9 or 10 just seems impossible and you are better off giving up and just go to the restaurant instead. Well guess what? As there is with anything worth while there are those few people who do try to imitate these restaurant recipes to the Nth degree. You could almost refer to them as recipe hackers. They can be moms dads or professionals and no matter who these people have a goal and will put in the time and effort to break a recipe down.
Turkey Mulligatawny Soup is a curry-flavored soup. If you leave out the curry and garam masala spices you have no curry flavor. You have no idea how the recipe is supposed to taste. No wonder they didnt like the result. This food site also reviews a cookbook every month. Some of the members prepare recipes from the cookbooks changing ingredients or again leaving them out altogether and then declare their efforts unsuccessful. This is not helpful information and certainly is unfair to a cookbook author. There is a simple way to ensure that youre going to get a good result when searching for a recipe online. Focus on food sites that use recipes that have come directly from cook books and make sure the site has given a link or mentioned the cookbook or chef where the recipe originated. The next thing to look for is a site where the recipes have actually been prepared.
First the recipe box or book can get lost. This is especially true after moving from one residence to the next. Also a recipe box or book can be destroyed due to fire or water. And once its gone its gone forever. But there is another method of safe-guarding your recipes for the long term: an electronic recipe keeper. And when I say "electronic recipe keeper" I am not referring to the cheap poor quality ones that you can buy for a few bucks. Those are like the personal organizers that were popular a few years back. Modern electronic recipe keepers are far superior. One major difference from the previous versions (and the main benefit over recipe boxes and books) is the ability to store a back up copy of all of your recipes online. So even if your electronic recipe keeper were to get destroyed or stolen all of your recipes would still be safe. Sure youd have to purchase a new electronic recipe keeper but youd have access to all of your beloved recipes. But having all of your recipes backed up isnt the only benefit.