Who else finds *some* joy in cooking? 🙋♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With the holiday season approaching, cooking can become an activity to do with the whole family or to dabble in solo by refining your skills. Not only is this season giving you another reason to spend more time in the kitchen, but cooking can be such a joyful act! Cooking isn't just about planning meals so you have easier mealtimes for the week ahead, it can contribute to your wellbeing in so many ways. From expressing creativity, strengthening the connection food has with your physical health, connecting with true hunger, having fun, and nourishing your body (and mind)!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I remember making my first meals when I was in my teens, learning a lot from just watching TV shows on PBS or Food Network. It wasn't until college where I learned the impact food had on my health, so it motivated me and inspired me to start cooking more. I started really slow and eased into it with some basic breakfast items like oatmeal or a stir-fry for dinner and then gradually just got more confident, creative, and curious.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Regardless of where you are on your cooking skill-level, just jump in and explore the ways cooking from home feels for you. My recommendation no matter where you're starting from with cooking is to wear a lens of curiosity without judgment and just enjoy the process. Grab a friend, a loved one, turn up some music, have a glass of wine (or not), and celebrate the space to learn, get messy, and eat really delicious food.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What's your favorite holiday dish to make (or eat)? Let me know below what you're cooking this season!