I’ve been cooking full-fledged since 2012. You’d think that by now, I would have at least a cooking schedule figured out. But, I started cooking as an International student, out of dire need to not starve. At the time, I set my own schedule, didn’t have too many dependencies, and had a lot of free time on my hands. So, feeding myself, and a battalion of friends, wasn’t too hard. It also helped that as a student, I was on a shoe-string budget, and had to be very careful where I spent money.
Since then, I have moved across countries and cities, to living in a hostel, to moving back in with my parents. Suffice it to say that my food was always taken care of. Since mid-2016, however, I have spent a significant amount of time on my own – which means I am solely responsible for feeding myself. For a while, it was convenient to eat out; the justification being, ‘I’m too tired’, ‘I’m too lazy to cook’, ‘I don’t have the time to cook’, ‘Who’s going to cook for one person!’ Do you or have you at any point had these thoughts as well?
Well, guess what happened! I started feeling sluggish and lethargic, couldn’t sleep, and just felt overall miserable. I ended up falling sick repeatedly, and multiple trips to the doctor’s office definitely left a massive dent in my pocket.
Since March 2017, however, I started cooking more food at home, and now, I eat entirely home cooked food. It’s been a long while since I have eaten out. I still work full time, and now have this blog to run. But, cooking for myself has become a habit. For a person who ordered in food quite often, this is a major change! But it’s one you can make too.
Consider this blog your starter kit. Everything I learnt and created on my journey to healthy, homecooked eating, I now share with you – from recipes, to meal plans, and even some tips and tricks to help you eat healthy, enjoy your food, and save time and money doing it.
All I ask? Keep giving me the inspiration! Take your time, explore my blog, hopefully you will find something that helps. It not, drop me a note, and I’ll see what I can do! 🙂
May the forks be with you!