What does it take to be a good cook?
Be organized in the kitchen and knowing how to shop for food efficiently and effectively.
Lists are a must. Lists by store and farmer’s market is efficient.
Every 3-4 weeks do some big staple item shopping. Big box stores and sales can dictate the best time to accomplish getting these staples.
This is an excursion used to stock up on foods that keep and should be kept on hand such as:
- Frozen foods like shrimp, vegetables
- Canned goods
- Bottled condiments and sauces
- Dry goods, cereals, flours, grains, protein bars, etc.
- Cleaning supplies and paper goods.
Weekly trips to the farmer’s market or the best market to get fresh produce are a good start to organizing a menu:
Do this shopping with what is in season in mind. What is in season will be well priced, you can
Take advantage of seasonal foods, steam them and freeze them for use when you don’t have time for a full-blown prep or when things are out of season. The trick to freezing produce is to ice bath the produce before it’s fully cooks, pat it dry and freeze it with parchment paper between layers for serving portions in a solid container or to lay a sealed baggie on a flat surface in the freezer, be aware that if your putting it on a grid type shelf the produce will freeze between the slats and be impossible to come off of the shelf. Yep, did that once. Thought I wouldn’t be eating those strawberries until a power outage.
This life style is not new, although it is newsworthy: this is a way of avoiding 'over-processed foods'. The good2eat4U recipes contain no gluten, dairy or sugar. We use old world real ingredients that are easily found in ethnic sections of supermarkets and produce departments.
If you go to a farmer's market and don't know what to do with the real foods that you find there, this is the website for you.
The Cooks Code breaks down our recipes into three different skill levels so you can easily find meals that you can make!
Which level are you in?
Our simple to follow recipes include the opportunity of group meal preparation for cooks as well as novice chefs no matter what their age or skill set.
Not only do our children eat healthier when they participate in meal preparation, but self-relience creates self confidence.
The food our recipes make is better for you and it tastes much better than what you've been eating. As an added bonus you will feel and look better in a few weeks. People will notice, but not before you see and feel the change in yourself!
Is this a tough diet to follow? Not really, we have organized shopping list to help you turn your kitchen around. We even have lists to get your kitchen equipped for cooking, Other lists help you know foods to avoid that you may not think of as containing dairy or gluten, this will help you know what to order when you're eating out.
We also offer snacks for between meals and before or after workouts that will help you avoid empty calorie grazing just to fill up. Our Eat Our Daily list helps you keep track of what nutritional groups your whole family is eating, this will make your dietary short-comings obvious.
We will continue to add elements to the site to make it as easy as possible for food to be prepared in your home, sophisticated enough for company and quick and easy enough for children to be involved.
We offer many variations in most of our recipes, because the real joy of cooking is making things you love to eat the way you love them to taste. We welcome you to discover all that good2eat4U has to offer.
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and help keep you organized to
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