With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, you may have found yourself indoors much more than usual. Rather than spending the time you have at home going from takeout to takeout, why not fall back in love with your kitchen and cook up some gastronomic masterpieces while you have the opportunity? Here at NetCost Market, we want to show you how you can make the kitchen your favorite place in the house by offering some ingenious tips that will help you and your family!
One of the main reasons people fall out of love with their kitchen is the constant messy state it’s in. There’s no doubt that the kitchen requires the most upkeep of any room in the house, but there are many ways you can overcome your dread of kitchen chores, so you don’t end up reaching for the takeout menus.
Start by clearing away (or throwing away) any duplicate kitchen equipment you have, and then storing rarely used specialty items. This will mean that you only keep the core items you will use on a daily basis within reach while clearing space for cooking delicious meals. You should also organize your cabinets, fridge, and draws so that everything has a place. This may sound like a lot of work, but once it’s done, it will make you appreciate your kitchen once again.
Gone are the days when “healthy” meant boiled vegetables and plain salad leaves—nowadays there are infinite healthy recipes at your fingertips, so make use of them! With your kitchen clean and clear, it can now be your space to have fun and experiment with food that you may now have yet discovered. Why not try making homemade poke bowls, a delightful vegetable curry, or some homemade slow-cooked ribs? Nothing is stopping you from making tastier, cheaper, and healthier versions of the food you regularly order in!
Studies show that children who eat home-cooked meals and participate in the cooking process with their families at home are more likely to grow up eating a healthy diet than those that don’t. Falling back in love with your kitchen will mean you can get the whole family involved—especially while you have some extended time together at home. Why not try making some family favorites with a healthy twist like oven-roasted pumpkin fries or zucchini noodles for some fun family feasts?
The kitchen can often become neglected if it’s not given the attention it deserves. If you’ve fallen out of love with your kitchen, now is the ideal time to rebuild that lost love for cooking—especially if you are staying at home over the coming weeks. Start by organizing your kitchen, then making it a happy place where the whole family can cook meals they love but with a healthy twist. If you’re looking for inspiration, why not try some of our recipes? We have plenty that are great for the family to enjoy and we know you’ll never turn to the takeout menus again!