I have been learning to cook for a little while now, and can make 10+ good looking and tasting meals but I have a problem I am encountering that I notice more and more as I learn new meals.
It seems all my meals (exception of things like soup or salads) break into the same 3 things
- A meat (Chicken, Fish, Ham, Steak, Pork, Lamb, ect)
- A starch (Either Pasta, Potatoes done some way or Rice)
- A few vegetables (Normally do something like carrots and broccoli)
It seems this way with almost any fancy (ish) dish I try to make, since I don't like cooking simple meals since I one day plan to open a restaurant. I am still young and would love to learn more.
Is there other areas of cooking I can look into to break this trend of 1 meat, 1 starch, and 2 veges (or more)?
Or some way of modifying the #2 and #3 things so that it is vastly different enough to provide variety (since the meat is always cooked different ways or in different sauces).
Thanks for any help I get!
P.S. I should mention I have celiacs so I can't have gluten, but I do generally know all the substitutions in order to make up for it.