I am totally new to cooking.
I do care deeply about my health and only recently have I understood how important eating the right food is for your health.
In Uni the other kids made fun of me, saying that if you were invited over for dinner at my place, you should expect eating spaghetti with ketchup! And I’m afraid to say that they were not far off. I never learnt how to cook. We lived on top of the restaurant that my mother and her husband owned and I only ate food from there, mainly pizza and pasta…
Now that I am trying to learn about food and healthy eating, I have a bone to pick with all you foodies out there! You are not exactly making life for us other mortals easy!
I want to eat kale, goji berries and chia seeds, but I have no idea where to buy them or what they look like or how to use them in meals.
I find a recipe that looks simple enough and the picture of the meal looks great. So I think to myself, I’ll try this one! Then I look closely at the ingredients and I find at least 2 or more things on there, that I have never heard of before. Or I have heard of them but have no idea where to buy it. Or things like: is RAW cocoa powder the same as cocoa powder? Is baking soda different from baking powder? Who knows? Where am I supposed to find this information?
Then I try to GOOGLE all the ingredients to see what they look like. Here in Luxembourg, I also have to translate it into many other languages to be able to find it at the super market. All of a sudden I have spent way too much time trying to figure out how to make this recipe and I haven’t even started cooking yet.
This is just not good enough…
So here’s my plea to all foodies out there. Please make easy recipes with ingredients that we all know. If there are ingredients that are a little particular, then add a little explanation to what this is and where I can find it!