Why You Must Know How to Cook Steak in Your Own House

It is a Saturday night and you are ready to go for a date. Go out and find a steakhouse to celebrate a date is the easiest way. It is a full house when there are valentine‘s celebrations, festival celebrations and any family gathering especially the steakhouse in Kuala Lumpur.

Steakhouse becomes a trend for every festive celebration season. The steakhouse store nowadays is becoming more popular than ever. Since the steak in steakhouse expenses is less affordable, a lot of people start to learn to cook steak in their own house.

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A. The date at Home Feels Good

Homemade romantic dinner may not be grand as the restaurant one. Homemade steak is easy, but it is not as simple as ABC. It may take some time to cook your perfect steak. The first thing above all the conditions is how rarely do you or your guest like to have your steak cooked. 

Each level of the steak cooked has its tenderness and juiciness. Steak cooking needs practice as the old man says practice makes perfect. If you get your beef burn for the first time, it is alright.

Perfect steak pays attention to the cooking time and cooking temperature. The previous cooking experience equipped you to have better skills in steak cooking and preparation.

However, you may agree or not agree with the truth that home is the best place for candlelight dinner. This is due to those dates must not come from an expensive restaurant, but a place you can be the chef for somebody else. Pleasant cooking experience may start with the very first step in study beef.

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B. Ignite Your Passion in Cooking

Steak cooking spends time and effort thus you may need to visit some bookstore, get advice from some chefs such as housewives and so on. Online recipe nowadays is convenient for people nowadays. However, the online recipe is too many somehow not every recipe worth a try.

This can be a hobby that may interest you very much in the first place, but your determination and persistence is the key to a success steak. If you want to cook steak as delicious as the best western cuisine in Malaysia, there are a few golden recipes from the beauty housewives.

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Steps in Getting a Delicious Steak Done

Firstly, buy steak depends on thickness but not its perfect shape. The thickness of the fresh beef should be at least 21 mm. The thickness can only be defined as perfect when you begin to cut the steak in the right way. Ask the steak expert before you start your steak war.

Secondly, the process of defrosting is a must to cook fresh meat once you have frozen it. The best beef preparation is to pat dry the steak and move steak out from the frozen storage 10 minutes before cooking. 

Thirdly, heat your pan before you let your steak go fry. Adjust the temperature of your pan to optimize your steak frying experiences. Season your steak well but not over seasoning, go for one time flipping your steak once the steak is start frying.

Remember, the first and foremost reminder in steak cooking is temperature! Lastly, practice cooking steak as many times as you can. You will find the best way to cook a perfect steak. Steak cooking is challenging somehow it is interesting.

If you know how to cook steak, you will know how to snatch a heart by fulfilling one’s appetite. One day you may able to cook the best wagyu beef in Kuala Lumpur. Bon appetit!

Creativity: How to Unlock Your Hidden Creative Genius

This page pulls together my most essential information about creativity. I’ll share how creativity works, how to find your hidden creative genius, and how to create meaningful work by learning how to make creative thinking a habit. I’ve tried to present the basics of everything you need to know to start mastering creativity, even if you don’t have much time.

At the end of this page, you’ll find a complete list of all the articles I have written on creativity.

What is Creativity?

Let’s define creativity.

The creative process is the act of making new connections between old ideas or recognizing relationships between concepts. Creative thinking is not about generating something new from a blank slate, but rather about taking what is already present and combining those bits and pieces in a way that has not been done previously.

While being creative isn’t easy, nearly all great ideas follow a similar creative process. In 1940, an advertising executive named James Webb Young published a short guide titled, A Technique for Producing Ideas.

Young believed the process of creative connection always occurred in five steps.

The Creative Process

  1. Gather new material. At first, you learn. During this stage you focus on 1) learning specific material directly related to your task and 2) learning general material by becoming fascinated with a wide range of concepts.
  2. Thoroughly work over the materials in your mind. During this stage, you examine what you have learned by looking at the facts from different angles and experimenting with fitting various ideas together.
  3. Step away from the problem. Next, you put the problem completely out of your mind and go do something else that excites you and energizes you.
  4. Let your idea return to you. At some point, but only after you have stopped thinking about it, your idea will come back to you with a flash of insight and renewed energy.
  5. Shape and develop your idea based on feedback. For any idea to succeed, you must release it out into the world, submit it to criticism, and adapt it as needed.

Read more: For a More Creative Brain, Follow These 5 Steps

Is There Such a Thing as ‘Naturally Creative’?

While we often think of creativity as an event or as a natural skill that some people have and some don’t, research  actually suggests that both creativity and non-creativity are learned.

According to psychology professor Barbara Kerr, “approximately 22 percent of the variance [in creativity] is due to the influence of genes.” This discovery was made by studying the differences in creative thinking between sets of twins. 

All of this to say, claiming that “I’m just not the creative type” is a pretty weak excuse for avoiding creative thinking. Certainly, some people are primed to be more creative than others. However, nearly every person is born with some level of creative skill and the majority of our creative thinking abilities are trainable.

How to Be Creative

Step 1: Give yourself permission to create junk

In any creative endeavor, you have to give yourself permission to create junk. There is no way around it. Sometimes you have to write 4 terrible pages just to discover that you wrote one good sentence in the second paragraph of the third page.

Creating something useful and compelling is like being a gold miner. You have to sift through pounds of dirt and rock and silt just to find a speck of gold in the middle of it all. Bits and pieces of genius will find their way to you, if you give yourself permission to let the muse flow.

Read more: What Every Successful Person Knows, But Never Says

Step 2: Create on a schedule

No single act will uncover more creative genius than forcing yourself to create consistently. Practicing your craft over and over is the only way to become decent at it. The person who sits around theorizing about what a best-selling book looks like will never write it. Meanwhile, the writer who shows up every day and puts their butt in the chair and their hands on the keyboard — they are learning how to do the work.

If you want to do your best creative work, then don’t leave it up to choice. Don’t wake up in the morning and think, “I hope I feel inspired to create something today.” You need to take the decision-making out of it. Set a schedule for your work. Genius arrives when you show up enough times to get the average ideas out of the way.

Read more: The Difference Between Professionals and Amateurs

Step 3: Finish something

Finish something. Anything. Stop researching, planning, and preparing to do the work and just do the work. It doesn’t matter how good or how bad it is. You don’t need to set the world on fire with your first try. You just need to prove to yourself that you have what it takes to produce something.

There are no artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, or scientists who became great by half-finishing their work. Stop debating what you should make and just make something.

Read more: Why You Should Make Things

Step 4: Stop judging your own work

Everyone struggles to create great art. Even great artists.

Anyone who creates something on a consistent basis will begin to judge their own work. I write new articles every Monday and Thursday. After sticking to that publishing schedule for three months, I began to judge everything I created. I was convinced that I had gone through every decent idea I had available. My most popular article came 8 months later.

It is natural to judge your work. It is natural to feel disappointed that your creation isn’t as wonderful as you hoped it would be, or that you’re not getting any better at your craft. But the key is to not let your discontent prevent you from continuing to do the work.

You have to practice enough self-compassion to not let self-judgement take over. Sure, you care about your work, but don’t get so serious about it that you can’t laugh off your mistakes and continue to produce the thing you love. Don’t let judgment prevent delivery.

Read more: It’s Not Your Job to Tell Yourself “No”

Step 5: Hold yourself accountable

Share your work publicly. It will hold you accountable to creating your best work. It will provide feedback for doing better work. And when you see others connect with what you create, it will inspire you and make you care more.

Sometimes sharing your work means you have to deal with haters and critics. But more often than not, the only thing that happens is that you rally the people who believe the same things you believe, are excited about the same things you are excited about, or who support the work that you believe in — who wouldn’t want that? 

The world needs people who put creative work out into the world. What seems simple to you is often brilliant to someone else. But you’ll never know that unless you choose to share.