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Cooking For Health

A community message from Marsha Maung in support of eating healthier.

Regardless of how you look at it, it is always cheaper and healthier to eat at home. If you don't have a mother who pampers you or a spouse who is a chef, it boils down to you putting your chops together for a nice meal. It is funny that people think that cooking is such a hard thing to do. Sure, there are failures here and there but, I mean, come on! There is the internet and cook books and TV shows that teaches you how to cook, right? (Some of them bluff you and it tastes stupid in the end - BLAH!) So, what you do is you just make use of your...common sense? And a little creativity?

Just wing it and combine the sauce or taste together before you actually cook it. For example, you see 'mayonnaise' and 'balsamic vinegar' in the list of ingredients. If you are not sure if you will like the taste, take out a small bowl, put them two things together, mix it, taste it and then decide where to go from there.

Actually, you don't have to go all the way and make restaurant-like dishes. Sometimes, it is minimizing and simplifying things that makes for a healthy and hearty meal.

We put too much pressure on ourselves to 'perform' well in the kitchen so, it ends up sucky. Just base it on your instinct.

If it ends up sucky...well, feed the stray dogs with it (I am sure they won't mind....much) and then order McD for the day lor. Or go for maggi mee or whip up a nice salad instead. Always have Thousand Island ready in the fridge for this. :-)

And let me share this with you - there is nothing like the feeling of cooking a nice, healthy meal for the family. Cooking for yourself and family is all about the love. When you think about it this way, it is not a chore anymore. You cook with love, they eat the love.

How perfect can that be, right?
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