Write your own cookbooks! Despite the fact that nowadays there is not much time left for cooking, eating well should not be just an occasional pleasure but a habit, especially when living a busy life. Read our 5 tips on how to write your own cookbooks and eat healthier.
1) Create your own cookbooks
When we cook we often end up preparing always the same dishes. It makes both cooking and eating very boring. That is why having cookbooks can be useful: choosing from various recipes is not just healthier but also more appealing. We suggest to use one TellAbout album to dedicate to your cooking because you can get PDF eBooks and printed books as a result without making any extra effort. But you can of course use any other way to save your results.
Whatever tools you use, it’s more fun to cook when you can place the recipe and the photo of the results to the photo album with the story. In time you can improve the recipes considerably when you remember that you liked it with less sugar or the version with less butter was as delicious as it was when you replaced some of the butter with oil.
2) Ask grandma
If you don’t know where to start, ask your grandmother or aunts (or your mother-in-law if you are a brave one)! Truly grandmothers are kitchen experts and with their help you will surely come up with something interesting, like a traditional dish revisited. And if your grandma doesn’t want to reveal her secret recipes, try to persuade her by inviting her to dinner; in that way she sees you are serious with it.
3) Compare your recipes with friends
You have already asked your grandmother, your mother and even your mother-in-law, but don’t forget to involve your friends too! Comparing and exchanging recipes together will help you collect lots of new ideas to make your dishes unique and tasty. Invite your friends to your TellAbout cooking album and you will end up with new ideas of delicious recipes.
4) Add photos and videos to your recipes
Sometimes writing is not enough; when it comes down to food, presentation matters, don’t you think? So remember to take photographs of your dishes (before eating) to add them to your recipe book. It will help you to personalise your recipes and to choose among them easily, when you don’t know what to cook. Also taking photos of the preparation of a complicated dish can be very useful. Later on they can be very useful reminders, especially when you notice a handy way to do something or find beautiful way to set it up. Some enthusiasts even record videos of the most exciting bits of cooking like when placing the food on the table among hungry and waiting family….
5) Choose local and seasonal ingredients
Last but not least, how about doing like some of the most respected restaurants: base your personal recipe book on local and seasonal ingredients. Taking inspiration from traditional dishes, choosing local produce will be quite easy; you will always find what you need and your cooking will be more sensible and eco friendly. Also, try to organise your recipes according to the seasons, so that you will have a variety of dishes to choose from in autumn, winter, spring and summer. Bon appetite!