3 Reasons Why You Should Cook at Home!

If you know me, you probably know how much I love food and how much I love cooking!
The kitchen is my sanctuary and truly my favorite place in my house, no matter how small, large, functional or…
I grew up hanging out in my grandmother’s kitchen a lot, watching her make the most amazing food everyday, with so much love and passion was such a pleasure and turned me into a true food lover.
Cooking a meal is like telling a story, it’s healing, nourishing, joyous ,in time dramatic and overall a journey.

But if you need more bullet points to consider cooking your own food here are my top 3:

1- You know exactly what’s in your dish
You choose what to cook, how to cook it, what ingredients to use and how to use them!
Therefore you know exactly what’s  going into the meal you made and the health benefits of every thing you cook.
When you order a meal from a restaurant, not only are you paying a lot more for it, but the number one goal for a restaurant is to make it taste good and often they don’t really care how they make that happen.
It’s usually by overdoing dressings, sauces and…
So basically cooking at home allows you to live a healthier lifestyle.

2- It’s fun, creative and often meditative
It may be hard for you to agree, but cooking can be fun, super creative and extremely calming for your nervous system!
It all depends on how you look at it. Cook with friends and turn it to a social event, or turn your music on and have a little dance while prepping.
Or just focus on the goodness of what you’re creating and the blessings that it will bring to your body, and turn it to a meditative process.
There are many ways in which you can change the perceived idea that cooking is hard or boring.

3- You can save lots of money 
You can buy a lot more ingredients in the supermarket for the same price of one takeaway pizza!
It may look  like you’re spending more money because the initial cost may show  that a restaurant dinner costs less than a weekly shop but your grocery shopping lasts way longer and makes way more meals.

Do you cook at home? How often? And if not, tell me what stops you from doing it?

Love,
Nousha

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