I love eating out. Something about eating food that you didn’t have to cook makes it taste better. The funny thing about that though is that even though I love eating out, I also love cooking. Which is why it is always a toss up in our house between eating out, or cooking. That was, of course, until I started becoming a very picky eater. For someone who has a sensitive stomach like mine, sometimes eating out can feel like a death sentence. Which is why lately, when given the choice, I almost always choose to eat at home.
Whether creating a simple meal like carbonara, which is just pasta with salt, pepper and egg yolk, or making a slow cooked stew; food has become more than a way to feed myself, but also a form of expressing myself. Which is why I sometimes find it hard to cook when I am sad or stressed. But the more I learn about the benefits of cooking the more I do it. Especially when I am stressed or not feeling like myself. Not only does creating something delicious lift my mood, but I can be sure of what I am putting into my body. Which in this day and age is a big plus.
Here are some great reasons to cook and eat at home:
- Knowing exactly what goes into your food.
- Being able to eat for less. Take carbonara for instance, something that costs about R20.00 to make at home can cost R80.00 to order at a restaurant.
- Being able to eat as much as you like.
- Getting to connect with family and friends.
- As a way to unwind after a busy day.
- You can stay in your pajamas if you want which is sometimes all you really need after a long day.
What are some of the reasons you enjoy cooking and eating at home?