Here’s How to Make Cooking More Fun
If you don’t love cooking, maybe I can help to make it more fun for you?
I know that sometimes I don’t find cooking to be all that fun. I can get into a rut just like everyone else.
So that’s why I’ve listed my best “fun” cooking tips for you.
Check out new recipes.
Sometimes just seeing the beautiful food photos and reading the recipe can spark some inspiration and fun in your kitchen.
You can head to your local bookstore. Or look up your favourite nutritionists, chefs, bakers, and other online foodies. Maybe do a quick search on Google or Pinterest to see thousands of new ideas.
As its winter the best thing to search for is slow cooking recipes! Super easy and if you put them on in the morning by the time you get home it’s ready to eat!
Just a little note: Searching through recipes can be so fun and inspiring, and can also end up taking waaaay longer than planned, I know from experience haha. So, consider setting your timer when you start browsing. The last thing you want is to take too much time looking, that you don’t leave enough time for cooking.
Here are a few of my favourites to get you started!
Make food shopping fun and inspiring.
Go to the market instead of the Coles or Wollies. It’s soo much more exciting! And try something that you haven’t had in a while. Is there a seasonal fruit or vegetable you haven’t had for months? What about a childhood favourite? Did you come across something totally delicious at a restaurant or party lately?
Or, browse around looking for something you haven’t had before; something that is completely new to you. Be adventurous and have a bit of fun. Then you can go to tip #1 to find new and inspiring recipes to match the ingredients you’ve just realised you want to try!
Keep it simple!
Sometimes when I see a great food picture, I immediately get inspired to make it. But if I look at the ingredients or instructions and they’re too long, I stop. While there are times when I’m inspired and dive into a new great recipe; when I’m not all that inspired, I need to keep things simple.
A few ways to keep things simple are to:
- Search for recipes with 10 or fewer ingredients, and five or fewer instructions;
- Search for recipes that can be made in the slow cooker (I know I’ve already mentioned this but seriously it’s amazing once you get the hang of it);
- Buy ingredients and prep them instantly i.e. cut your broccoli up ready to cook and store it in a glass container in the fridge. This will increase the lifespan of your veggies and gets all the prep done in one go. Plus during the week when you are rushed for time you know you have everything ready to go!
Put on some music and invite someone to join you. Or even better have a dinner party! Haha you know you are getting old when this is your idea of fun 🙂
Do you have kids that need to learn the critical life skill of cooking? Perhaps your partner would love to join you or not haha? What about having a “cooking party” where everyone brings something and pitches in on the process?
If none of the other tips work for you, invest in some kitchen swag!
Having proper kitchen tools makes cooking so much easier and faster. When’s the last time you sharpened your (or bought yourself a new) knife? Could cutting carrots with a dull knife be draining the fun from cooking? Or is blending a smoothie with a crummy blender, leaving it too chunky to enjoy, making you feel less excited to try new smoothie recipes? I know it does for me.
Or if all else fails – invest in a Thermomix haha!
You know that cooking is key to healthy eating. And, yes, it does get boring from time to time.
Try one (or all) of my cooking tips to inspire you to get over to your kitchen and cook yourself something delish.