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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Help! How do I cook?

So, you have one (or more) of the following problems:

1. You don't know how to cook anything that doesn't come with directions, so you either eat frozen dinners, or you make the same thing all the time.

2. When you look at recipes, you think, "I don't have any of these ingredients! If I buy all of this, it will cost a fortune! I might as well go out to eat!" If you buy everything you need , you end up with leftover ingredients that you're not sure what to do with, and you feel like cooking new foods wastes money. To make matters worse, sometimes you don't even like what you made.

3. When you read a recipe, you don't know what some of the ingredients are, or where to get them.

READ: Cooking isn't about reading a recipe and following the directions to the letter.

It's about:
  • knowing what ingredients you like
  • knowing what is available where you live
  • combining the ingredients you buy and the ones you have on hand to make the kind of food that YOU like.
Once you get the hang of this, it's actually MUCH EAISER And CHEAPER to eat what you make. Moreover, you will actually LIKE the food that you make instead of playing Recipe Russian Roulette (ah! I hate apples in my pumpkin soup! Yuck!).

So, we're not going to give you a giant ingredient list to go out and buy all at once. Instead, we'll start with a couple of recipes that are easy, quick, and use inexpensive, easy to find ingredients. If you have some leftovers, no problem! Soon, you'll learn that you can make almost an endless number of substitutions in any recipe, so you can use what you have and love what you cook!


Blogger R2K said...

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