Cooking Made Simpler
Cooking can be intimidating, but you don’t need expensive tools or extensive training to cook healthy and mouth-watering meals. It’s time to take on your cooking challenges head on! Chef Scott Zahren shares tips and tricks to help you feel more confident in the kitchen—no matter your skill level.
Small Steps Add Up Quickly
Taking it step by step, ingredient by ingredient, will do wonders for building your confidence in the kitchen. Chef Scott encourages new and aspiring home cooks to start by practicing a new skill until they feel comfortable enough to graduate to another. You’ll be amazed at how quickly these small steps can add up.
Meals That Inspire
There’s no need to fuss around with recipes that feel intimidating with extensive ingredient lists and complicated steps. Starting small is the way to go, according to Chef Scott. Seek out a handful of straight-forward recipes that help you build your skills and stay motivated.
If you start to feel overwhelmed or still need a little boost to your confidence, invite someone over and make it a social event! “If you’re with someone who knows what they are doing, it takes the pressure off and you can focus on learning from them,” Chef Scott points out. If you can’t call up a more seasoned cooking companion, there are tons of tutorials online.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.