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How To Learn To Enjoy Cooking


If you have never liked cooking, you’re not alone. Many people find it a chore that needs to be done to get through the day, but there is no joy in it. Like washing or cleaning the house, many people see it as a means to an end. But if this is the case, why do so many other people love cooking? And can it be something you learn to love? In many cases, yes. When you start changing your mindset and seeing it as a hobby, rather than just something that needs to be done, you can start to enjoy cooking. If you are looking to change your stance, here are a few top tips to help you learn to enjoy cooking.

Experiment with ingredients

When it comes to cooking, you can get stuck in a rut of putting together similar meals all the time and sticking with what you know. This can soon get boring, and no wonder you don’t enjoy it anymore! Switch it up by cooking with different ingredients. Not only will your meals become tastier, but you’ll also enjoy getting to know new foods and widening your knowledge. Look up things such as a chicken saag recipe, or make burgers from scratch instead of buying them from a store.

Head to a cookery school

Cookery schools or classes are a fantastic way to get more immersed in the world of cooking and learn to enjoy it more. By being more informed and knowing how to cook better, you will soon start to enjoy the process more. Often things aren’t enjoyable if we aren’t very good at them, so by honing in on your skills, you should soon find it a lot more fun. 

Share the task with a family member

If you are someone who dreads the thought of shutting yourself away in the kitchen to prepare dinner for everyone, why not make it a bit more social? Have a family member come and cook with you. This could be a nice thing to do as a couple to reconnect after a long day, or it could be a nice way to spend time with your child if they’ve been at school. Not only will you catch up, but you can also help teach them some cooking techniques to ensure they enjoy cooking as they get older.

These are just a few top tips that should make cooking that bit more fun. By sharing the load and turning it into a fun and social activity, as well as broadening your knowledge of cooking, you should soon find it much more enjoyable. Have you recently tried to like cooking more? If so, what are some things you did to improve your outlook on it? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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