Determined to Cook More?

Happy New Year friends!  If you are among the many who are promising to eat better this year, is it your goal to cook more?  So many of us strike out with the best intentions to shift our habits around our health, our spending, our dedication to our hobbies, etc. each new year, and find ourselves quickly dragged down and overwhelmed.  

Over the holidays, I was asked by the health site Well + Good to give the low down on making the goal of "cooking more" a sustainable one.   I shared some juicy, realistic, tangible tips for spending more time in the kitchen and keeping it real.  

Stock Photo / FoodiesFeed

Stock Photo / FoodiesFeed

Please check out my tips at Well + Good and share what resonates for you.   You can find me on Instagram

Be well and keep cooking!  

xo, Nancy



Save Time & Money with These One-Pot Wonders!

As many of you know, I teach a regularly at the Brooklyn Brainery - a place I love!  Back in March, Mental_Floss reporter Shaunacy Ferro joined the class to wrap her head around the essential meal planning strategies that make eating a nourishing whole-foods diet possible.  Her take-aways were summarized in a feature article on the site.  I'm thrilled share the highlights of her piece, 5 Easy Ideas to Get Yourself to Cook More at Home.   

  1. Making the time to cook,
  2. Develop a list of kitchen "must-haves."
  3. Writing out the week's strategy and an accompanying shopping list.
  4. Dropping the hesitation to cook for more than one meal, and lastly, owning a few one-pot meals.   
  5. Don't be afraid to cook a lot of food! 

You can also get the full story here.

Shaunacy's feature inspired me to share with you several of my one-pot faves.  Check these out and let me know what you think!  (Bonus - they are all gluten free and can easily be dairy free.)