Cooking is something that too few of us do at home. With the convenience of food delivery services and prepared meals, it’s easy to fall into a habit of just heating something up at home or ordering food from a store. Not only is the food still great, but it’s also far more convenient than cutting up ingredients at home and cooking them yourself.
Unfortunately, cooking is one of those skills that people are starting to lose. It’s not so much about not knowing how to cook, but more losing the confidence in cooking. When you realize just how inexpensive it is to buy a meal or eat at a fast food place because of economies of scale, it makes you wonder why you should bother cooking in the first place.
So in this post, we’ll be taking a look at how you can convince and encourage yourself to do a bit more cooking at home.
Making your food more convenient
Since convenience is usually the main reason why we get prepared meals or order food, why not consider making your food more convenient? For example, you could try to prepare a week’s worth of meals on the weekend and then store them in plastic or glass containers. These can then be stored in the freezer or fridge and heated up as you need them. This can be a fantastic way to create your ready meals, except that you know exactly what goes into them and can control your portions better.
Learning more about cooking through recipes
Confidence is key in cooking which is why a lot of us find it difficult to get in the kitchen and start cooking something. A great starting point is to look at different recipes on various websites such as Markus Wischenbart or even a cookbook. Cookbooks are great reading for when you’re on the toilet or just want to relax, and there are also countless cooking videos on YouTube that’ll teach you how to make something from scratch. By emulating these recipes and the cooking styles used, it’s possible to grow your confidence and convince yourself to cook more.
Watch more cooking shows and videos
Not all cooking videos need to be about teaching you how to cook. Sometimes, watching a chef cooking BBQ on a volcano is enough to spur your interest in cooking and look at how it’s done. There are also lots of cooking and food-related videos you can watch, such as learning about cuisine overseas or traditional meals that different cultures eat. Exploring food like this can be a lot of fun and can sometimes convince you to try cooking something different.
You might be able to save money and eat more healthily
While economies of scale mean that fast food can be incredibly cheap, that’s not to say that cooking at home can’t be equally as cheap or even cheaper. This is especially true if you learn to control your portions and eat more healthily. Buying ingredients can be extremely cheap if you look at different markets and avoid expensive brands.