If you enjoy new recipes and tend to follow them to the T, this may not work for you. Especially in baking, since accurate measurements are key! Most savory recipes are written with a general flavor profile that can be tweaked to your taste. In other words, a tad bit more or a tad bit less won’t ruin the outcome of the dish.
This is a time saving tip that will make adding spices to your meal a breeze. I chose the most common ingredient most of us use in cooking, salt! You can start with any measurement but I find the teaspoon to be very common. If you remember 3 teaspoons are in a tablespoon, that will be a huge help! Every time you prepare a meal use the teaspoon to measure your spices and then place them in the palm of your hand. By doing so, you will gradually learn what it appears like in your palm and the need for all those measuring spoons become a thing of the past!
Depending on the texture of the spices you’re using, they will appear differently in your palm. As an example, powdered spices like paprika will look smaller than leafy spices such as oregano. The only exception, unless you like your hands to be yellow, is turmeric. I would suggest you keep with the measuring spoons for that spice! Happy Tuesday!