LEARN TO BECOME A BETTER COOK IN 3 EASY STEPS
Article by Sara Davenport
Philosophy of People
Magazine: Issue #18
Ever get frustrated in the kitchen? Wanting to cook healthy meals for your family but it just feels like it takes too much time and energy to deal with it. You resort to eating out, but then feel like a bad mom or wife for not making healthy meals at home AND it puts a real drain on your budget. Trust me, you’re not alone! I’m here to help you learn how to feel more comfortable in the kitchen and gain some basic knowledge to get you on the path to becoming a better cook!
Here are three easy steps to get you closer to that goal:
1. Go easy on yourself! Perfectionism is a real killer. It breaks us down and leaves us feeling horrible about ourselves. Would you be that hard on your child if they were trying to learn something new? I doubt it. No one expects you to be Martha Stewart overnight. Cut yourself some slack and get curious about the experience. It will make it much more fun and enjoyable knowing that it’s okay to make mistakes in the kitchen. I still burn things, forget ingredients, over and under cook things - it’s all a part of the process. Embrace it!
2. Try out ONE new thing a week. I’m a big proponent of BABY STEPS. Try SIMPLE recipes. If you are really new, how about making a smoothie in the morning? Start there and build your confidence. Get connected with me on social media for lots of simple recipe inspirations. Trust me, starting simple helps you build your confidence in the kitchen and it feels good!
3. Master a One Pot Dish. This goes along with keeping it simple. A one pot dish is easy and is a great way to get started in the kitchen. Make it every week until you can make it with your eyes closed! Pick something your family will love and do it over and over. Repetition is key to building your confidence and improving.
Philosophy of People is a compilation of self-improvement articles written by entrepreneurs seeking to bring holistic solutions to everyday problems. Read more articles from our 2nd Year Anniversary issue.
Sara Davenport has a true passion for cooking and life! As a trained chef and health coach, her goal is to reconnect families through food opening up their schedules for more fun and adventure! She has a unique approach to cooking fostering more fun in all areas of life. Connect with Sara throughout social media and on The Oasis Project to experience her heart-warming style of education and inspiration. You can sign up for her video series starting January 1st.