Over the past few entries we have been discussing ditching the traditional New Year’s resolutions and replacing them with ones focused on cooking and being in the kitchen. In part one we talked about cooking more at home instead of eating out, investing in a great knife and how to keep it sharp, and more. Our last post was centered around one resolution: teaching your kids how to cook and shop for groceries. Below we will be rounding out the series with our final cooking and kitchen New Year’s resolutions. Are you searching for the very best Cary wedding catering with affordable reception packages and a vast menu selection? Catering by Design can help. Call us today to learn more about the services that we offer or to schedule your tasting!
Cooking and Kitchen New Year’s Resolutions for 2019
Learn How to Bake Homemade Bread
Homemade bread is very easy to make. It can also save you some money over the course of a year. Making your own bread is also a lot healthier. The bread you buy in the store is packed full of preservatives and other unhealthy things. Baking bread takes about an hour. If you’d like an easy recipe to follow check out this post we wrote last January.
Go Meatless at Least Once a Week
Cook at least one meal per week that does not include meat. Not only is eating less meat better for your health, but it’s also better for your wallet. You’ll be surprised at how much money you can save by using limited animal products in your recipes. If you have children, serving some vegetarian dishes will also help to expose them to a wider variety of foods as well.
Try Foods from Different Cultures
It’s probably fair game to say that you’ve tried some dishes from other cultures. Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese dishes are all fairly common and available. Step out of your comfort zone in 2019 and expand your food horizons by trying Greek, Thai, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian, Swedish, Indian, Korean, and other foods that you are not familiar with. Take this food related resolution up a notch and also learn how to cook a few of these dishes from other cultures. Here is a list of 80 recipes from other countries that will help you get started.
Pickle Something for Later
Pickling is the process of preserving food through fermentation. You can pickle pretty much any solid fruit or vegetable. Pickling is also pretty easy as well. Pickling is a fantastic way to preserve and enhance produce when it’s in peak season for later. You can pickle cucumbers, okra, green beans, corn, carrots, and more.
Learn How to Make Your Own Salad Dressings
Here’s another great resolution you should make in the new year, learning how to make different homemade salad dressings. Store bought salad dressings are high in calories and bad fats. They’re also full of preservatives and other chemicals to extend their shelf life and often use poor quality, cheap ingredients. Making your own is healthier and cheaper in the long run.
Take a Cooking Class
If you are lacking in the cooking skills department then sign up for a few cooking classes. If you do enough research you might be able to even find a few free ones offered by different groups or clubs in your city. You’ll find all different types of cooking classes for all skill levels.
We wish you and your family a wonderful 2019 filled with great food and joy. Be sure to visit back with the previous posts in this series to read about the other cooking and kitchen related New Year’s resolutions we covered.
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