When I ask people my age about cooking, I get the same response: I don’t have enough time.
I mean, I get it. Trying to fit cooking into a busy schedule can feel like an absolute joke. Especially when you have all this pressure to eat healthier and save money. It’s a balancing act equivalent to walking on a tight rope, and at any moment you can easily fall…and order Chinese takeout again.
But you know what I think? I think you can easily cook for yourself. Actually, I know you can. Because after many years of working full-time in a relentlessly tiring city like New York, I’ve been able to cook for myself and my husband regularly.
The key to my success is simplicity, which is why I share easy recipes with 10 ingredients or less right here on this blog.
I’m here to make your life simpler. I want you to get in the kitchen and cook meals for yourself. Meals you can feel good about…and can even save you a little cash on the way!
Why 10 ingredients?
5 ingredient recipes may be popular, but I have my reasons for choosing 10. You see, when you cook a meal with just 5 ingredients, it doesn’t give you a ton of room to add seasonings and make your meals flavorful. I want your meals to be delicious as well as being simple.
This means that those 10 ingredients are a mixture of all types of ingredients—protein, vegetables, fruit, baking supplies, seasonings, spices, even extracts, and oils.
No hidden ingredients in these lists. Every single one will never hit more than 10.
Unless you’re making a fancy chocolate cake, because why not.
Start with a stocked pantry
How many times have you shopped for ingredients in a recipe you found online…and found yourself with another container of garlic powder?
This is a second common complaint I hear when I ask people about cooking. People feel they have to buy so many ingredients for one recipe, then they “never use that ingredient again” and keep rebuying it, simply because they have no idea what’s in their pantry!
The solution? Start with a stocked pantry. It’s going to be a little bit of an overhead financially at first, but I promise, it’s going to be 100 percent worth the initial investment. When you have a stocked pantry, you don’t have to always buy 10 ingredients. Sometimes, you’ll only need to buy five. Sometimes three!
I’ll have a full pantry list for you—coming soon. 🙂
Dieting stunts your ability to cook confidently
Diet culture is toxic, and according to extensive research, not even successful. I debunk some of the myths and problems our society faces in terms of dieting, and create a space for people to approach all food free of guilt.
When you break up with dieting, cooking surprisingly becomes easier. You no longer have to worry about what you’re eating, because you know more about your body’s satiety instead of following a social norm. I share on this topic because it’s all connected. To cook happily in the kitchen, we need to stop connecting our food with our emotions.
All in all, I want cooking to be easier for you.
Between simple ingredient recipes, helpful cooking tips, and the truth about nutrition and dieting, my goal is to make cooking easier for you. For you to feel like you can walk in the kitchen confidently, make a delicious meal for yourself, and still go to bed at a decent hour.