Never limit a creative cook to exacting recipes. Following a recipe can be cumbersome and frustrating. What ingredients can you substitute, if any, and in what quantities?
What if you don’t have the called-for utensils or kitchen appliances? What is Panko? And no, your grocery store doesn’t carry it!
You followed the recipe word for word, and it took hours, but the result was awful. So what if you just eyeball it? And there you have it.. just eyeball it. Cook by the “seat of your pants”–THIS is Intuitive cooking. Go with your gut!