We could all do with eating better in one way or another. That doesn’t always mean eating healthily, but it does mean eating good food. Cooking for yourself is route one to making great food. It’s much better than eating processed food that is not only unsatisfying, but full of things that are bad for us.
How can we eat better? By researching – if we can learn about the ingredients inside the food we eat, we can make more informed decisions about our nutritional habits. If we can learn and master new recipes, we can make more satisfying meals than ever before.
One way we can cook better so that we can eat better is to employ the use of smarter kitchen utensils and gadgets in our cooking. This makes it easier and it might just make the food taste better.
The first gadgets we need to look at are the old school ones. Knives. If your knives are dull and sharp, either get rid of them or sharpen them up. Cheap knives are great way to cut yourself when cooking – that is the type of ingredient that we do not want when cooking. Buying better knives and taking care of them will ensure you can chop cleanly and efficiently. Speaking of chopping, we can speed up our cutting with blenders and processors – check out BlendWithUs.com for reviews of these excellent gadgets that can save us time in the kitchen. If you can’t cut your food up, you aren’t preparing right. Another utensil that is key in the kitchen is a spatula – good silicon versions are amazing for scooping and stirring food.
Cutting is one thing, but cooking is another. Get some good pots and pans that will last you ages – ideally of the non-stick variety. Pans and pots allow you to create amazing sauces and fried foods. They really are the essentials of cooking. Slow cooking pots and dutch ovens are amazing for the busy family as they allow you to cook good food over the course of several hours, meaning that with simple prep – a good stew isn’t far away and should be just about ready by the time you get home.
A deep fat fryer isn’t something you really want in your home. The food it creates is overly fatty, and it uses a lot of oil that can be hard to get rid of. Not to mention that oil can reach over 400 degrees in a fryer – meaning it can be quite a dangerous tool in the family kitchen. Employing the use of an air fryer means you can use a lot less oil in your cooking while still enjoying fried foods. Is it totally healthy? No – but it cooks with oil in a safer environment and is a lot more cost effective.
Outfitting your kitchen with the right tools means that you can cook easier, cook better and eat greater food. You’ve got no more excuses now, so get the right gear and get cooking