Cooking is an essential life skill, and everyone should know to prepare at least a few recipes. Eating out is expensive, not to mention that it may not be healthy either. By cooking at home, you will be in control of all the ingredients, and you will know exactly how much salt goes into each plate of food. These are just a few things that should motivate you to learn how to cook. Now let’s see together a few ideas that will get you going.
Start with small projects
The longest road starts with a single step, and the path to becoming a home cook begins with a boiled egg. While you may know already what it takes to boil an egg, you may be less familiar than desired with preparing simple basic dishes.
For instance, if you are looking for something you can cook for breakfast without any headaches, start by learning how to make an omelet. Omelets are delicious, they are packed with filling protein, and they can be prepared in many different combinations, by adding cheese, meat, veggies, and spices.
Pasta is another easy to make a recipe that everyone can learn and master within a short time. These are the projects you should undertake at first. They will help you gain confidence, once you taste the results of your work and you are pleased with them. From there, everything becomes a lot easier.
Focus on delicious foods you already love
No one will ever feel motivated enough to learn how to cook if they focus on recipes they are not particularly fond of. The best reward you can get out of cooking is to enjoy a delicious meal at the end of it all. So this is the second piece of advice I want to give you: find the recipe you know you will love to eat after preparing it and go for it.
Speaking of which, how about you learn how to make pizza dough? It is much simpler than you may imagine and it will help you make your own pizza, much healthier and even tastier than what fast food places can offer. It will also help to have an oven for home made pizza, to make things simpler.
Make selecting and shopping for ingredients a pleasure
Think of your next trip to the grocery store as a little adventure. Get the list of ingredients and try to find the best deals and the freshest items. This will give you a sense of satisfaction that you will not quickly acquire otherwise. And you should know that by cooking at home you will be able to save big on food, and also eat healthier.