Sunday, March 4, 2012

Trying Something New

Whenever I am thinking about a new recipe, I am typically a little hesitant to make a mistake. I know that the best way to learn and develop new meals is to explore, but it is also a little frightening to me to make something that I am not sure my family and friends will like. I find the best way to overcome these feelings is to just make small adjustments at a time. Rarely do I completely overhaul a traditional recipe all at once, but, instead, I make small adjustments at a time in order to preserve flavor but increase the nutritional value.

I want to make something clear about my recipes. I do not always try to make things necessarily healthier. My real goal in cooking is not just healthier and lighter, but also new twists on the classics. For example, my family loves Asian cuisine. Sometimes we incorporate Asian flavors into our cooking both from researching of recipes and also from sharing of meals with friends of different cultures. As this blog continues, I will not only share my classic Southern recipes, but I strive to publish recipes that also broaden the standard collection of all cooks.

So I would like to know, how do you feel about trying new recipes? How do you overcome the fear of making a mistake? Feel free to post responses below.

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