The high cost of New York City living means Carlos and I are cooking at home more often. Even with those tried and true tips like cook once eat five times, I still wanted to simplify. Could I find a way to eliminate the step I hate most, finding recipes?
Enter my colleague, health coach and personal chef, Brigitte Theriault of White Apron Chef. I knew that some of you, like me, were looking for a way to elevate and simplify your cooking. I interviewed her for some workarounds to even those tried and true tips like spending all day Sunday cooking.
For those of you who want to skip to the highlights, below find the minute marker where you can hear the key takeaways:
2:40: One of the biggest beliefs that makes cooking more complicated than it needs to be
4:54: The first step to simplify cooking
7:25: The three (simple) tools that makes cooking easier. One we talk about helps you get out of the “let’s keep it simple but I don’t want to be bored of what I’m eating” conundrum!
16:30: If you’re looking for permission to end the Pinterest time suck, you’ll love Brigitte’s ideas on how to stop wasting time there and outline some cooking basics that eliminate the step of even following a recipe! This includes her current favorite spice rub that will mix up multiple meals.
28:05: How to cut corners without cutting flavor
39:00 What foods freeze best
43:15: The surprising side-effect benefits of cooking
48:00: How to save money eating healthy (guess what? You don’t have to shop at Whole Foods!)
Our conversation about Pinterest recipes being, in the words of one of my clients, a “time suck”, got me thinking. There are plenty of actions those committed to losing weight take yet, unknowingly, are counter-productive. For example, does thinking about food more help you make better choices?
There’s this idea that if you constantly monitor yourself around food, you’ll make the right choice. But in reality, that monitoring mindset also makes “bad” food more tempting. You inevitably end up eating more. I’ll be sharing more about what actions and measurements matter in the coming months. And most exciting, how to get out of this hard-to-crack mindset.