Cooking is not something a lot of people enjoy, but they do love eating. This is why many people are forced to go to the kitchen and prepare a meal. Well, this can lead to a love-hate relationship with your kitchen. It may even get to the point where you don’t want to cook, so you end up eating out most of the time. This is despite the fact that it would be cheaper if you cooked your own food.
Well, here are a few things you can do to spice up your space and develop the passion for cooking.
Renovate your kitchen
Having your kitchen renovated would give it a whole new look and feel. Pick out a nice color of paint and have the walls repainted. Make sure to choose a bright, vibrant color that will bring life to the room. Repair anything that needs fixing and maybe paint the cabinets too.
Clean out your space
Take time to do some thorough cleaning to get all the gunk and dirt out of your kitchen. Come up with an organization system that works for you and makes your kitchen functional. Consider investing in some clear jars and canisters where you can store all your cereals and be sure to label them.
Keep all your food stored in the right places.
Go through your cutlery, cookware, and plates to see if you’ll need to replace some. Make sure your knives are sharp enough to make your life easier when you get to cooking.
Beautify your kitchen
After you have renovated and cleaned up everything, it is time to make the place more appealing. The first thing is to open the windows and let the fresh air just fill the room.
This will also allow some natural light in which will make the room look even better. Use storage containers that are of the same style to bring some kind of uniformity and present a clean, organized look.
Use some potted plants around your kitchen because they clean the air and that pop of color would be great. Better yet you could just have some herbs as your potted plants. Things that you will use while cooking. Consider getting some flowers once in a while too.
Stock up on everything
Go shop for everything you need in the kitchen. Get all your groceries, cereals, spices and everything else you would need. This would be a great way to ensure you stick to healthy eating habits. You should also get snacks and any drinks and carefully keep everything where it should be. Put the cereals in their respective containers and the groceries in the refrigerator. This will ensure everything remains tidy.
Invest in a dishwasher
Some kitchens don’t come with a dishwasher already available. That is why it is a good idea to get one to avoid doing the dishes each time. I know a lot of people hate doing dishes and would very much appreciate having an alternative. This is a good idea that would save you a lot of time and effort.
Having yourself ready for the week is a good idea to keep you motivated to do more and eat healthier. Prepare all your meals for the next 3-5 days and pack them in their rightful place. If you are not familiar with this, you could consider getting a customized meal plan by a chef. This will make your work easier. You will have access to all the ingredients you need and the instructions on what to do.
Don’t just cook that one meal for a whole week — that is too boring. Get out your recipes and whip up something you have never cooked before. Recipes are there to guide you step by step. There is absolutely no excuse for you not to cook something new.
Cooking something delicious for the first time will definitely keep you motivated to try more recipes. However, if by any chance it does not go as planned, always remember that when you fall you should stand up. Dust yourself off and try again and again until you get the desired result.
You should also strive to cook with different spices and get to learn how they taste and how to prepare them. This will be an opportunity for you to cook more and explore what life has to offer.
Once your food is ready to be served, you should give thought to its layout and appearance. Don’t just serve it all mixed up in one bowl, layer it side by side. You might use one bowl but let each meal have its part of the bowl. Serve potatoes on one side, rice on the other and meat on the remaining space. Garnish with some coriander and make it look really appealing. This will surely get you excited about cooking once again.
Invite your friends over for a home-cooked meal
This is the perfect opportunity for your food to be properly critiqued and any mistakes pointed out for you to improve. Do your best to present an amazing meal that has beautifully been served and presented to them. The joy on your friends’ faces would be enough motivation to get you to continuously nurture your cooking abilities.
Falling in and out of love with your kitchen and cooking is very possible. However, it can easily be restored by taking the first step and accepting to change your situation. Just try out the above ways, and you will be assured of an amazing time in the kitchen each time you are there.
Remember always to eat healthy because good food is what fuels our bodies. Eating unhealthy would mean welcoming different illnesses and lifestyle restraints. It is best to be safe and healthy at all times.