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To become a good cook, look for recipes, either online or in cookbooks, that are simple, nutritious, and include ingredients that you love. When you’ve decided on a dish, gather your tools and prepare all of your ingredients before you start cooking. Washing and chopping as needed. Preheat your oven. Start to boil your water. Heat pans before adding oil or butter. Follow the recipe closely, looking up amy unfamiliar terms as you go. Season with salt and pepper to bring out great flavors and enjoy! To learn more from our Executive Chef co-author, like some simple recipes to try and master, keep reading!

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  • Question What should I cook if I hate cooking? Lyssandra Guerra Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Lyssandra Guerra is a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant and the Founder of Native Palms Nutrition based in Oakland, California. She has over five years of nutrition coaching experience and specializes in providing support to overcome digestive issues, food sensitivities, sugar cravings, and other related dilemmas. She received her holistic nutrition certification from the Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in 2014. Lyssandra Guerra Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Expert Answer You can make a solid meal just by incorporating a healthy fat and a lean protein. Just keep it simple. A grilled chicken breast and an avocado mash is a great example of a simple meal thats really easy to make. You dont need to cook anything complicated to eat healthy at home!
  • Question What are the benefits of learning to cook? wikiHow Staff Editor Staff Answer This answer was written by one of our trained team of researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow Staff Editor Staff Answer You dont need to rely on anyone elses cooking if you learn to cook. Even if you dont mind eating out a lot now, there may come a time when you cant get out, cant afford it, or just prefer to stay at home, and cooking for yourself can be really helpful. On the whole, cooking for yourself is cheaper, less processed, healthy and often yummier than buying packaged meals. Plus, many people find cooking relaxing and creative; it can also be a good way of impressing someone!
  • Question What is the healthiest way to cook? wikiHow Staff Editor Staff Answer This answer was written by one of our trained team of researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow Staff Editor Staff Answer There isnt just one healthy way to cook, there are many! If you want to keep your cooking healthy, you can try any of these ways: Steaming, boiling, microwaving, grilling/broiling, poaching, baking and stir-frying. Even ways of cooking that you might think are not as healthy (such as frying or roasting) can be improved by using healthy fats and keeping these kinds of cooking for special occasions only.
  • Basting involves rubbing a food with fat or other liquid during cooking to add moisture and flavor. It can be done using a basting brush or bulb.[13] Thanks! Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
  • Whip liquids, batters, and sauces to make them fluffy. Whipping a mixture means to beat it vigorously using a wire whisk or electric mixer in order to incorporate air and increase volume. Thanks! Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
  • The zest is the colored outer skin of a citrus fruit. Therefore, in order to “zest” something, you need to remove this outer layer. This is done using a grater or fruit zester, which is rubbed over the sides of the fruit. When zesting, you should avoid the white layer of skin beneath the zest, as this can be bitter. Thanks! Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
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  • Question Who else can I let test my cooking? Community Answer You can let any trusted person test your cooking, such as a classmate or co-worker. If you are part of a cooking club, you could even let your fellow members try your cooking. Also, if you are attending a party, offer to help with the cooking, and gauge the guests reactions.
  • Question Do you have any suggestions for healthy lunch recipes? Community Answer Salad in a jar. Turkey pita/sandwich. Fruit kebabs. Hard boiled eggs. Meatballs/tortilla. Cobb salad. Black rice and sliced strawberries. Green pork chili soup.
  • Question How do I know which recipes are simple? Community Answer Simple recipes = simple ingredients and simple steps. Always choose simple ingredients with few/easy steps when you start. Remember that less is more. And step out of your comfort zone, try all types of cuisines.
  • Always use appropriate care and equipment when working with hot stoves and ovens, hot oil, etc. Thanks! Helpful 25 Not Helpful 2
  • Go easy on the spices and dried herbs, especially when you dont know their flavor strengths. Too much of a good thing is bad when cooking. The aim is to avoid masking the foods natural flavor; instead, aim to bring it out. Thanks! Helpful 1 Not Helpful 0
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    How can I be a perfect cook?

    Keep reading and keep experimenting with your cooking.

    On your side is the fact that you care enough about food to give this a go, so you’ll get the hang of flavoring food in no time. It really helps know what kinds of flavors you like and try to get them in your dish.

    What can I cook for my girlfriend?

    20 Ways to Be a Better Cook in Minutes
    1. Practice, Practice, Practice.
    2. Start With Some Standard Recipes.
    3. Prep First.
    4. Learn to Balance Flavors.
    5. Keep Staples Handy.
    6. Master Some Marinades.
    7. Grate Your Own Cheese.
    8. Buy Yourself the Right Tools.

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