Hunger strikes every few hours and we need to eat everyday. Evolved from hunting and gathering, I suggest cooking is instinctive. Food made in-house is a process of mixing colors, flavors, ingredients and textures…a human trait. Essential to good nourishment, being attentive to every item that goes into our bodies and cooking the majority of our meals.
Prepare around 90% of what we eat. The recipes on this site are not fancy or time-consuming and the ingredient list is kept to a minimum.
Think of cooking as an exercise or a sport. Shopping or hunting and gathering what we consume daily is a workout and healthy lifestyle choice.
Easy does it
Eat mostly fresh whole foods, loads of fruits, herbs, nuts, spices, vegetables, and simple sauces.
Plan one day a week to buy 90% of the groceries needed for a week including food for the freezer, refrigerator and pantry. Schedule two mini shops for fresh ingredients.
Plan one day a week to cook recipes to store in the freezer, pantry and refrigerator.
Double the recipe, always cook enough for more than one meal. For example cook enough for four meals: two entrées to eat during the week and two entrées to store in the freezer.
Assemble food for the refrigerator: peel beets, carrots, celery, onions and wash fruit.
Prepare food for the freezer, pantry and fridge examples: bread crumbs, sesame salt, tahini broccoli.
To plan a menu for the week combine fresh meals with items stored in the freezer.
Read cookbooks for technique and recipes, subscribe to food blogs, watch food shows, talk to friends and family, research and share information along the way.
Clean the refrigerator shelves and drawers before adding new grocery items. The almost bare refrigerator will make this task as easy as it gets.