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Why you should cook your own food often

Cooking is one of the most important things or aspects of having a healthy life. Aside from regular workouts, proper diet plays an essential role in leading a healthy and disease-free lifestyle.

But in today’s generation, where most people are so dependent on instant and quick-to-prepare meals, it seems impossible to get what we really need from food. That’s why learning how to cook not only common food, but healthy ones, is essential these days.

In fact, a recent study has shown that the majority of Americans consume food, which they didn’t cook. Although at first impression this doesn’t pose a concern, but a careful analysis will show that relying too much on instant food or those bought from to-go counters.

The study further detailed that the danger of excessive reliance on instant food or take-out counters is the possibility of low quality of ingredients used in preparing the meals, which can cause a lot of serious illness.

Make cooking a fun experience

pics61One of the best yet basic strategy for one to cook more often is to think that cooking itself is a pleasurable and fun experience. If you think that cooking is an activity where you can express your creativity, then you will start to cook more often.

Some people do this trick by thinking that cooking is the time where they can relieve their stress after a tiring day at work. Another way is to think that cooking is the best time where you can express your love to your special someone or family, through your recipes.

Don’t be afraid to experiment

pics62Just like any hobby, cooking entails a lot of creativity. One of the reasons why many people despise cooking is it reminds them of their routinely life. But if you would try to think that cooking is a hobby, where you can express your creativity, then everything will surely change.

If you think your kids are tired of your usual omelet, why not experiment with other alternatives in cooking omelet. A good example would be adding a spoonful or two of mayonnaise to the beaten eggs. This will add to the floppiness of your omelet, which your kids will surely love.

 

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Tips for Worry-free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and for sure, many people are rushing and are too busy doing last-minute preparation including for the fruit drinks. Since this occasion has become an essential part of American tradition, most American families consider this as one of the most important days in a year, aside from Christmas and New Year’s day.

But in most cases, despite the long time that many people have in order to prepare, it seems that a year of preparation is not even enough to have a worry-free thanksgiving.

So to make this special event extra special, listed below are practical tips that Americans can do in order to keep them sane while preparing for this big event:

Preparation

prepThere’s no better way to make any event, including Thanksgiving, less stressful and worry-free than to prepare for it. Since you have the whole year to prepare, it doesn’t take a genius that in order to have a peaceful and successful Thanksgiving, you need to make an extra effort in the preparation side

Creativity

Although Thanksgiving is rooted in significant historical traditions, it won’t harm you if you will deviate a little bit on the traditions. When preparing the food you would serve on the table, especially the turkey, you may want to try different and new cuts. Another way to express your creativity is on the collection of food you would serve.

Last-minute Thanksgiving Tips

 

Comfort food

Of course Thanksgiving won’t be complete without the comfort food that remind people of this important occasion in American tradition. Although it’s perfectly fine to stick with the traditional food and ways of preparing them, it won’t harm if you will try new ways of preparing them. Sometimes, putting some twists on how you would prepare them will go a long way. So for this year’s Thanksgiving, be sure to be with the people you love with the right food.

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Main Course: Grilled Beef Stake

To many people, especially the culinary enthusiasts, cooking steak is a form of art. For centuries now, preparing steak has been practiced across countries. Known as a good source of high-quality protein, beef is also rich in many forms of essential nutrients that are needed for sustaining vitality.

Also, beef has a low level of calorie content, which is perfect for those in low-calorie diet, yet contains high amount of around nine essential nutrients such as protein, zinc, phosphorous, iron, and Vitamin-B complex, among others.

To achieve a high-quality beef steak, there are important steps that need to be performed from selecting the best type of meat to the cooking itself. Also, choosing the right fresh ingredients can also go a long way like choosing only the freshest ones, which you can buy from the farmers’ market for example.

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