I LOVE EATING.
I also love experimenting with new food types and recipes – though I have never followed a recipe to the “t”.
Knowing how to cook simple real foods for yourself, is great to motivate you to stay on the right track, for much longer.
I have about twenty recipe books but I only use them for ideas and then go mess about – it’s fun.
Cookbooks are great guidelines, though you do want one or two in your kitchen to page through.
Below is a link for some great ideas:
Make your time in your kitchen fun: What do you want in your kitchen? A good knife? Or knives set? A nice salt & pepper set? A pretty solid wood cutting board? Pretty cutlery?
I started with one big classy all-round knife and “sharpener” tool.
What do you need to make cooking more fun so you’ll want to try things out?
A big pan? A knives/ pots hang rail/ magnet? A special plate to take pictures of? Yes, that’s an Instagram reference, share ideas and feel extra proud. For some this might sound corny but hey – if it works for you, why not?
Then make a list of what you like and what you dislike. And what do you think you dislike though maybe, just maybe you want to try it.
And what do you think you dislike though maybe, just maybe you want to try it.
Please note: most recipe’s or edible constructions don’t turn out like your dreams the first time around, keep trying, which brings me to my next point.
A cooking class – with a friend, your spouse or even with someone who gets your hormones going – for a date.
It’s a fun investment, trust me, do it.
Think of a sushi course – 2 hours learning and a lifetime of fun.
Learning easy recipes can be fun and healthy at the same time. taking fish fillets and putting them in aluminum foil, add whatever veggies you think might go well wit hit. Add some spices. Close up the whole package and chuck it in the oven
Here’s a great example:
Take fish fillets and put them in aluminum foil, add whatever veggies you think might go well with it.
Add some spices. Close up the whole package and chuck it in the oven for about 30-45minutes, depending on how thick the fish is and if it’s frozen fish & veggies.
Cook at 180° Celsius. This is one of my favorite easy, healthy and tasty go-to recipes for busy days. It’s literally max 5 minutes work and when the oven bell tinkles it’s munch time.
In this foto below I chucked together some Tilapia, shrimp and mixed frozen veggies al’ mehico style. Oh, and some veggie fries to try out, not in the foil of course – not bad at all.
Plus – you can do this with chicken as well, only longer cooking time is advised.
When I think of quik and easy cooking a also think using as little as possible tools, so one pot cooking is also great. Yeah, lazy, I know.
For instance mince meat, big pan. Add spices & garlic plus whatever you want. Cook till ready, add veggies, cook till done.
Again, five minutes work in total. And if you made enough you can freeze a bunch to eat days or even weeks later, now that’s a time saver.
So start with small things, make a list and go out there and
conquer your kitchen.
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