Own your Kitchen

lovekitchen1Being yourself in your kitchen is the first step to loving cooking. Being in your kitchen with a basket full of fresh ingredients is like being an artist with a paintbrush and a blank canvas. Except that your pots, whisks, and spatulas are your paintbrushes. Cooking shouldn’t feel hard going or daunting. Stirring up a meal for yourself or family and friends should feel simple and enjoyable. Being confident is what makes all the difference to serving up a great home cooked meal. Here are 5 steps to start enjoying being in your kitchen.

1- Be familiar and comfortable with the ingredients you are cooking with.

2- Learn and practice the simple techniques to chop and prep all your produce to make putting together the meal hassle free.

3- Make your meal simple. Less is more. Imagine the tastes and flavors you want to experience on your palette and focus on those.

4- Cooking is a way to express yourself. Don’t try to be someone you’re not. Go back to basics.

5- Build your pantry. Serving up a great meal in less than half an hour is all about having a great backbone of ingredients to choose from and have at hand.

Eating is one of the greatest pleasure of life. It’s also part of our wellbeing and community. Caring about yourself is caring about what you put into your body. Trying out recipes is a great start to get going. Choose your favorite recipes and perfect them over and over again so that you feel great and confident to try something new. That’s when you can create your own recipes! You don’t have to be a professional chef to cook great food, make the food you’re eating your own.

image1Roasted Banana Ice Cream

  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180°
  • Slice bananas and place in an oven safe plan.
  • drizzle the honey over them and place in oven for 30 min
  • Once finished, place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Freeze and put into an ice cream machine on the recommended setting.
  • Otherwise, if you don’t own an ice cream machine, store in a freeze safe container mixing twice until set.

Enjoy!

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