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Cook Something New Every Day for a Month

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If you want to learn how to cook you need to practice, practice, practice. Forcing yourself to try a new recipe each day is a great way to learn of more techniques and ingredients. It also makes it easier to drop bad food habits you might have and turn them into healthy ones!

BENEFITS OF HOME COOKING.

Save Money

If you like to eat out because you are trying to save time, try adding up your food receipts. A lot of times, we don’t realize that we actually spend more money eating out than dining in.

Know What is in Your Food

Living with food allergies has made me hyper vigilant about ingredients in packaged foods. When you make your own meals, you are in control. You know exactly what you are putting in, and where it came from. It is also a good way to keep track of actual calories, in contrast to speculating when you buy a prepared meal from a restaurant.

Instant Gratification

If you’ve ever baked cookies or made a quick meal, you know this feeling. I had several “disaster pieces” when I first started my feat in the kitchen. Every time I finished, there was always this sense of pride. I made something, or tried at least. It was always an effort made full-heartedly and I always enjoyed myself.

Bonding With Friends

Invite a friend to come over and cook with you! If you have a busy schedule it is a great way to integrate a little friend time and some food time. It is nice to be in the kitchen cooking up something fun and enjoying time with a friend after work.

We often talk about not having enough hours in the day. Yes, it is time-consuming to be in the kitchen sometimes. Spending a little time and focused energy may just be the medicine we need.