Learning to cook will help you understand world cultures, customs and flavors. You will also learn life skills like eating healthy, budgeting your money, and cleaning up after yourself. Save some cash. … Spending money on prepackaged meals gets too expensive for a young person and families on a budget. I want to share some simple dishes along with Traditional South African dishes with you.
There are a lot of things that people have in common, one of those is the need of food.
We all need to nourish our bodies and having a good diet is the best way to do it. Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious dinner, especially after a long day at work? Reason no 1 why you should learn how to cook. You need to feed your body and brain for survival. The nice thing about the internet is that now you can learn how to cook online. There are so many ways through Blogs, Recipes, You Tube etc.
Have you found yourself saying things such as, I don’t like cooking, my food isn’t good, I just want to eat out? If you have, let me tell you are in the right place. I have been there before and I want to show reasons why you should learn how to cook.
Cooking at home is less expensive
Over 10 years, the average meal out costs about $15 with time and labor costs included versus $13 without. Compare that to $9 and $4 for home-cooked food. This means that cooking for yourself saves about $6 per person every meal when you count time and labor costs. In South Africa most families just cannot afford the luxury of eating out daily or even weekly so it is wiser to know these basic skills. You can cook a real healthy meal at an affordable price.
Learning how to cook a healthy meal
Many people choose to eat bad food specifically because they don’t know how to cook healthy food. They wrongly believe that you have to have some special skill to be able to whip together a solid meal. This is simply not the case. If you are willing to take cooking and baking classes, you’ll be able to throw together many good meals with great ingredients. These meals will be healthier than what you might have eaten in the past. You’ll find yourself eating in more often, and you might be able to lose some weight at the same time, if this is something that you’d be interested in. You may even want to join a gym or change your body for the better.
Get yourself a decent cook book
I still have my very first cook book. I still use it today even though it looks used and abused. HAHA.
The best thing to having Mark Bittman in the kitchen with you
Mark Bittman’s highly acclaimed, bestselling book How to Cook Everything is an indispensable guide for any modern cook. With How to Cook Everything The Basics he reveals how truly easy it is to learn fundamental techniques and recipes. From dicing vegetables and roasting meat, to cooking building-block meals that include salads, soups, poultry, meats, fish, sides, and desserts, Bittman explains what every home cook, particularly novices, should know.
1,000 beautiful and instructive photographs throughout the book reveal key preparation details that make every dish inviting and accessible. With clear and straightforward directions, Bittman’s practical tips and variation ideas, and visual cues that accompany each of the 185 recipes, cooking with How to Cook Everything The Basics is like having Bittman in the kitchen with you.
- This is the essential teaching cookbook, with 1,000 photos illustrating every technique and recipe; the result is a comprehensive reference that’s both visually stunning and utterly practical.
- Special Basics features scattered throughout simplify broad subjects with sections like “Think of Vegetables in Groups,” “How to Cook Any Grain,” and “5 Rules for Buying and Storing Seafood.”
- 600 demonstration photos each build on a step from the recipe to teach a core lesson, like “Cracking an Egg,” “Using Pasta Water,” “Recognizing Doneness,” and “Crimping the Pie Shut.”
- Detailed notes appear in blue type near selected images. Here Mark highlights what to look for during a particular step and offers handy advice and other helpful asides.
- Tips and variations let cooks hone their skills and be creative.
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Don’t be afraid to try something new
When selecting healthy recipes, sticking to those with ingredients you know and enjoy is always a safe bet, especially if time is tight. But don’t forget to occasionally give a new, totally delicious looking recipe a try, or pick up an unfamiliar fruit or vegetable the next time you spot one at the grocery store. A few years ago my husband introduced me to fresh asparagus roasted with just a bit of butter or olive oil, with some crushed garlic and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Yum it changed the way I feel about asparagus that’s for sure. The first time I ate asparagus was from a tin. YUK!!! Fresh and roasted it is divine.
In conclusion, anyone learning to cook has their advantages and cooking is actually fun and it’s very exciting when you get to create new dishes for your family or friends and hear them compliment on the meal they just ate which you made.
As more and more emphasis is placed these days on eating whole foods and having meals at home, some people may be eager to embrace this home-cooking lifestyle but aren’t sure where to begin.
Teaching our children to cook helps prepare them for the future. Giving them these skills may help prevent them from getting stuck when necessity or principles call them to cook their own food. I believe that teaching children from a young age is a much-needed necessity and an advantage in life. No matter what age you are, you are never too young or too old to learn how to cook. Have a look at some of my simple and easy dishes to make. No brainer. Check us out weekly and discover a new dish. Go on test it out and don’t forget to let us know how it goes we love hearing from you.