Pleased to Meet Your Appetite
A student's budget in college stereotypically is not the greatest. Whether or not there is truth to that statement is not the focus of this blog. The focus is to educate people how to cook with what would be found in a typical college apartment.
Just a side note: The first time you go shopping for these meals you will spend more money than usual. This is due to the fact that you will be buying spices and seasonings that will be used on more than one occasion/recipe.
The main ingredients that will be used are as followed:
- Brown Rice
- Garlic Cloves
- Soy Sauce
These ingredients are what many recipes will be focusing around. Next, this blog will give a brief overview of how these ingredients will be purchased and used.
Chicken: Buy it frozen. It will save you money and the bags come, typically, with 10 - 11 breasts. That's more than enough food for a single person for over a week.
Brown Rice: Uncle Ben's Brown Rice offers a healthy substitute for white rice. Make sure to buy the rice that isn't instant. It will take about 30 minutes to cook, but is worth the wait.
Garlic: This is entirely up to the chef as to what to buy. You can get a head of garlic, or garlic powder. The head of garlic gives a fresher stronger taste and the powder requires more per recipe but lasts slightly longer.
Cumin: This is probably the most diverse seasoning that will be used in these recipes. It has an earthy tastes that works with almost every meal out there.
Salt/Pepper: These ingredients are used in almost every meal ever created by anyone. They are the simplest to use and add a nice layer of flavor to any meal, especially involving meats.
Honey: A natural Sweetener to take place of using sugar. It is much healthier and usually doesn't take as much honey as it would sugar to add the sweetness that is desired.
Soy Sauce: This will be used in a lot of the marinades that will be talked about. If you have never had soy sauce before it is very salty, but it acts great as a meat tenderizer if you are looking for a melt-in-your-mouth kind of texture. An easy way to save money on this is to just collect it from those times you get Chinese food. Even ask friends and family to save some packets for you.
These are just some of the key ingredients used in these recipes. More will come depending on the recipe.
Keep an eye out for the newest recipe and learn how to cook like a college pro! The first recipe will have all the above mentioned ingredients, so be ready.
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