A simple cooked meal can be a blessing for a person. As Julia Child once said ‘No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing’. Cooking is a skill one can master over time and practice. You cannot expect yourself to be an excellent cook all of a sudden, but the passion for cooking can take you from being a zero to a hero cook. The first and the most important aspect of being a good cook is to enjoy the process of preparing a meal. There are a few points that, if taken into account, the whole process of cooking can be simplified. Here are a few easy cooking:
Keeping Your Kitchen Counters Clean:
A clean and clear kitchen counter provides you with the necessary space in your mind and your kitchen to begin cooking. It encourages opportunity and possibility, coupled with time saving; all the while ensuring cleanliness! Besides, all expert cooks and chefs urge amateur cooks to pay adequate heed to the aspect of cleaning!
Cooking Healthy Meals:
The benefits of cooking healthy foods, stretch way beyond the dining table. A family who eats healthy, lives healthy. This is one fact that can never be overlooked. There is a great deal of satisfaction that comes from preparing simple, healthy food for your family. So look up a healthy cooking magazine or Simple Cooking blog and indulge yourself and your loved ones into some Healthy Lifestyle!
The Flavor of Fresh Ingredients:
Remember always to use fresh ingredients while cooking. This improves the flavor of your cooking as well as your confidence and enjoyment. Today, various Organic stores have sprung up, offering fresh produce of the farms. Be sure to include them in your diet, for they will not only be bursting with healthy perks, but also flavor and freshness!
Recipes You Enjoy:
The internet is full of simple cooking magazine and simple cooking blogs for beginners. Try out the recipes for the foods that you look forward to eating. For example, I like Italian food and I am always searching out for different Italian recipes to try. The fact that I enjoy Italian food makes me more motivated to try out more and new Italian recipes.
Confidence Is The Way To Go:
To enjoy the process of cooking you need to convince yourself that you are able to do it. A great cooked meal along with a smile on your face will surely make the guests enjoy the meal. Remember always to start with the simple cooking and then going on to learn more complex recipes. If you follow this you will become a great cook, the only mistake you can do does not believe in yourself. An anxious spirit has never enjoyed creating and never has created anything good!
The Right Equipment and Utensils:
Everyone uses the utensils that they had bought a long time ago and there is nothing wrong with that, but it is important to own a few sharp pair of knives and know actually how to use them. You will be using these knives every day for slicing, dicing and mincing etc. Once you have learnt how to use these properly, preparing meals become easier and enjoyable.
Recording Your Favorites:
Whenever you try a new recipe and it turns out to be great, make sure that you record it. You can keep a diary of your favorite recipes so that if you have to make that recipe again you have a record of it. By doing this you know what meals you and your family have enjoyed and you can easily prepare them again and again if you record your recipes. This is a simple but a handy tip for simple healthy cooking, which allows you to track your favorite recipes and makes the cooking process more enjoyable.
Think what a deliciously cooked meal without an adequate presentation is. There is an old saying amongst chefs that we people eat with our eyes first. Come to think of it everyone tends to try that meal which looks delicious and the only way you can make it look delicious is by giving adequate amount of attention to the presentation of the meal.
Some studies suggest that we absorb more nutrients from foods that look good. Even if you are eating alone take some time out for the visual presentation of the meal. The better it looks the better it will taste. If a deliciously cooked meal lacks presentation people won’t be even bothered to try it out because food that looks good tastes good.
Cleanliness All the Way:
It is important that if you have a family you make an adequate amount of effort to ensure that all of the family is present at the meals. For some families it is difficult for all family members to be present at the time of all meals, but still some meals should be eaten with all family members present. The more time spent around the dinner table, the better. Appreciate sitting down long enough together to enjoy your food. Lastly, it is important to clean up after you have eaten. This may not be thought of as a choice if approached with the right mindset.