Kalpana Swamy for Slow
It is said that Clothes Maketh a Man! Well, aesthetically, yes! But logically speaking, it is the food that makes the real fabric of a human body. What we eat, we become. Food is given the supreme status in almost every ancient literature across various cultures.
When our parents and grandparents speak about their ancestors, they take pride in mentioning about the strong digestive systems almost everyone possessed. They ate heavy meals throughout the day and did enough physical labour to digest their heavy meals. There were natural forms of exercises both at home or at their workplaces (on fields, in sea or even at office works).
Those were the times when people ate, worked, lived life and slept. However, times have changed, drastically! Today’s insta-generation does not have time for even a few seconds of buffering, leave apart slow cooked home food.
When our grandmothers and mothers cooked for us, the house used to be filled with aroma of fresh food. Their style of slow cooking ensured that the food simmered enough to give away aroma, which could be enjoyed not just in one’s home, but neighbours as well.
THIS IS HISTORY!
Nowadays, with lesser time in hand, home cooking has taken a back seat, leading to lucrative options of restaurants and roadside stalls selling affordable but not always healthy food.
Can This Be Tackled?
Every problem comes with a solution along with it. Home cooking is not that big a monster as it is made out to be. Anyone can master the art of home cooking by following a few simple steps.
First thing is to plan. We all have learnt in our management lessons that good planning is like winning half the battle. Two days of the weekend are the time to unwind. And the way we plan for our work-wear for the coming week, we can easily plan for our home cooked meals also.
All one needs to do is a bit of shopping and stocking up smartly!
Moving on, compose your kitchen well. When you have planned well, use proportionate ingredients and utensils to ensure the kitchen stays clean and one does not get scared of visiting it. If cooking only for one or two people, avoid using elaborate utensils which are difficult to wash. Trust me, this trick works wonders!
Lastly, home cooked food is all about comforting and cosy experience. Home cooked food should remind you of your cherished memories shared with friends and family. It is not fine dining where one is expected to behave suave, instead it is the comforting experience one gets wearing pyjamas and eating in front of their television set but eating healthy!
So next time, when others in your office or society are boasting about their healthy home cooked food, you do not have to shy away or sneak out. Use your options wisely, eat healthy and boast about it! It is time to calm the Hulk down!
Plan, Cook, Eat and Repeat!
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