Cooking, to many in the world (not only in the UK of course), is a mundane job. The moment they're asked to cook something nice, you could find them making crazy faces. They very little realise that only by dropping down their inhibitions and by bringing into practice few simple ways they can turn the job of cooking into fun!
Having the will to cook and realising that cooking is the greatest possible form of art are the mantras to begin afresh at kitchen. In fact once you will start doing it, you will realise that it could be as commendable as eating sumptuous food is.
Start simple: Now in the beginning you do not need to keep your menu-of-the-day elaborative - it can be kept simple including meals like soups, sandwiches, wraps, salads, oven chips, quick desserts, etc. They take less time and are easy to cook. Thus, you will not be worrying about downloading their recipes or asking your mom to tell you how to cook them. The more complex food items’ recipe can be tried on special occasions like anniversaries or family get together.
Cook for your heart and not for your mind
This may sound as if somebody is telling you to eat things that are not meant to be eaten! But, isn’t following your heart’s desire is important too? You could cook the things that you want to eat whilst maintaining the proportion of essential nutrients and keeping your food ‘healthy’. There are plenty of food items that are both healthy and full of flavour: salmon, peanut butter, beans, eggs, lentils, almonds, fruits and berries, whole grain pastas or biscuits, oats and much more can be added to your desirable list of meals!
Surprise loved ones with a ‘special meal’: You may not always be cooking for yourself. Cooking for others could be more satisfying. Especially when you start to cook for your loved ones including children, hubby or your mom on Mother’s day, you feel all egged up and cook more enthusiastically. In fact, you could surprise them with some home-cooked bounty on the weekend.
Spruce up your kitchen
It is as important to decorate your kitchen as to decorate your living room. Yes, it is! Simply by incorporating bright and bold colours or vivid colour artificial flowers into the kitchen’s decor, you can make the entire place come alive.
Try this out! When you are accompanied by your friends or closed ones in the kitchen cooking is no more a monotonous everyday process. With your soul-mate beside you, as a matter of fact, it becomes more interesting.
Tune in your favourite music
With some good music turned on in the kitchen area, you will get on with the mood to cook. Get your favourite music on and tap to the beats whilst doing your work. Many chefs in hotels and restaurants tend to synchronise music beats with the chopping or grinding of vegetables.
Switch on the idiot box
Who ever told you to keep your guilty pleasures like watching TV whilst cooking at bay? Please... you do not have to! It could be a lot of fun to cook while watching your favourite shows or you may as well get to learn new recipes from reality cookery shows.
About the author: Ruby Tyagi consistently writes for variety of topics including home improvement and decoration, home and garden products like artificial outdoor plants, silk Flowers and artificial orchids.