When it comes to preparing your favorite dishes, you probably have something in mind that you can’t prepare for yourself. Maybe it’s a dish your grandma makes that doesn’t taste the same anywhere else. Maybe it’s a favorite dish at a restaurant half an hour from your house, or at the beach where you take your summer vacation. Whatever the case is for you, most of us have a favorite dish that we rely upon someone else to cook for us. But it doesn’t have to be that way always.
Your wish to enjoy your favorite delicacies doesn’t need to start from a place of passive reliance. Of course, we all enjoy heading to a restaurant, passing our credit card over to the person beside the iPad POS, and sitting down to wait for a delicious meal to hit our plates. But this isn’t the only way to get food that we enjoy. Being served in a restaurant is a pleasure in itself, and this can add dramatically to our enjoyment of the food we eat. But there is another kind of pleasure that comes from being able to create your own delicious meals, having acquired the skills and knowledge to make the food really good. Here are some important factors that are vital in making that happen for you.
- Cooking success is fun. Most people who don’t cook have personal reasons that they haven’t learned. One of the most common is fear of failure. Most of us have burned some food or oversalted a meal to the point of inedibility. But this doesn’t mean that learning to cook is impossible. For the most part, we cook poorly because we haven’t learned how to do it any better. This takes some reading, watching Youtube videos, or wherever else you get your information. The good news is there are good recipes that are easy to create. You just have to set aside some time, have all of your ingredients set up, and read the recipes a couple of times until you’re ready to go. By taking your time, you can learn to make your dishes perfectly. And this will be a great, motivating, and of course, rewarding.
- Cooking saves money. This one is something of a no-brainer, but it’s a benefit that lots of people haven’t experienced in life before. When you buy a meal at a restaurant, the restaurant is charging you something like 4X the cost of the raw ingredients. This extra money is what they use to cover employee salary, overhead, profit, and dozens of little costs in between. If you buy your ingredients yourself and learn to cook them, you’ve cut out all of those extra costs. If you learn to cook well, you’ve eliminated the need for restaurants to experience great food. You can still go for fun and enjoyment, but it’s not the only way to eat anymore.
- Cooking is healthier. Most restaurants add lots of salt, sugar, and other tasty ingredients that aren’t especially healthy in order to keep you coming back for more. By cooking for yourself, you can be sure of what goes into your food, and accordingly, you can stick to healthier eating habits.
Cooking for yourself is a reward in itself, and a perfect way to get to enjoy your favorite dishes.
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