OK, I've never been a fabulous cook, but I'm not that bad of a cook either. It just seems that for a while now, when I cook something, it turns out bland even though I used herbs, sauces, etc. in what I'm cooking. For example, when I make spaghetti sauce I'll put in garlic, Italian herbs, fennel, bay leaf, red wine - sometimes I make it vegitarian and sometimes I'll add some ground beef - but no matter what I do it usually ends up bland!!! I made dim sum and fried rice last night.... I used fresh ginger, garlic, oyster sauce, plum sauce, cilantro, Chinese Five Spice, pork and veggies - everything tasted bland (and the other person eating eat agreed so it's not just me).
If anyone can give any tips on what I'm doing wrong and how I can make the food I cook have depth of flavor - I would appreciate any help I can get. Thank You!