If you’ve been doing your part during this time by staying at home, you might be at the point of picking up a new hobby or getting back into an old hobby. Or just, you know, hungry. Everyone’s got to eat. (If cooking is not and will never be your thing, but you’re still hungry — read my blog on restaurants currently operating & doing curbside pickup on Oahu.)
I’ve always loved cooking. Am I the best chef? Not the best. But, cooking for those I love has always brought me joy.
Where to Get Started
Luckily, with our technology today — we’ve got an endless amount of recipes to choose from at our fingertips. Pinterest boards, e-books, and google can save the day if you’re not sure where to start.
I love Foodland’s website or app for my favorite local recipes. Their shoyu chicken is perfect for an easy, no-hassle dinner. A big pot of beef stew for comfort. Misoyaki butterfish if you’re in the mood for an intense umami flavor.
A staple cookbook, Joy of Cooking, is another favorite. It’s the recipe book I use when I don’t know exactly what I want, but I know I want something delicious and classic – from the perfect roast chicken to homemade pasta noodles. There is a recipe for everything classic in this book.
“Cooking shouldn’t just be about making a delicious dish—owning the process and enjoying the experience ought to be just as important as the meal itself. The new Joy of Cooking is a reminder that nothing can compare to gathering around the table for a home cooked meal with the people who matter most.” —Joanna Gaines, author of The Magnolia Table
If your inspiration comes from pretty pictures and fun videos — check out @halfbakedharvest on Instagram. This chef does an amazing job of not only making yummy tasting food, but her page is just aesthetically pleasing.
Share your favorite recipes! Happy cooking!