Do you cook often? If you have weight loss goals, it’s time to start. Here are 5 tips to help you get started and more comfortable:
1. Do it! This is one of the best things you can do for your health. Eating out is a recipe for over eating, and often eating things you would never eat at home. Cooking is also a great option for the bank account.
- 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon
- 4 tablespoons in a quarter cup.
In fact I just made a combination of these two recipes, but only a half head of cauliflower:
- I have two great books for this in my kitchen: The Visual Food Lover’s Guide and The Food Lover’s Companion (disclosure: those are Amazon affiliate links), they are the first place I look to find out about an ingredient and to get ideas for substitutions.
- I can’t say I fully trust Chef Google as there are lots of sites out there that I don’t know if they’re good or not. But I usually start there and hope that I’ll see a result on chowhound, as that tends to have contributions from knowledgeable cooks.
4. Baking is chemistry – don’t mess with it unless you know exactly what you’re doing. Often cooking can accommodate substitutions quite easily, but baking is not so forgiving – don’t do it unless you are absolutely sure you know what you’re doing, or are ready for a potential disaster. How do I differentiate baking from cooking? Baking includes all variations of breads and pastries.