There are certain recipes that I tend to make again and again. Usually because those I cook for think the recipe is delicious and sometimes just because it is so fun to make. Measuring, chopping, and squishing the ingredients between your fingers is a wonderful sensory experience (making meatloaf for example:) It makes you feel like you did as a child when finger painting or using play dough!
Here is a list of “Ten Reasons Why I Love Cooking” found on familyhaven.rivapress.com:
- I can let out the creative side of me
- I love the challenge of providing good food for my family on a budget
- It’s a time when I can usually chill out in my kitchen with my favourite music
- I love filling the house with welcoming smells
- I like touching, stirring, kneading and rolling since it is therapeutic
- I love the occasions when we can come together to share and eat
- I enjoy learning about nutrition and discovering what certain foods do in preparation and when we eat them
- I like to control what is in our food, so I know we are getting the best
- I can try new things, but equally enjoy bringing together the family favorites that give us a sense of identity
- I love food!
I love to cook because of the sensory experience of smelling, touching and handling food.
On the menu: The coconut macadamia nut variation of Cook’s Illustrated Super Chunky Granola. This can be put on top of yogurt, in a bowl with your favorite milk or by the handful straight out of the container (remember to watch your portion:)