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Home Cooked Food is the Best

I take great pleasure in savoring simple, homemade dishes. Typically, my daily fare includes a modest portion of cooked basmati rice, a substantial serving of cooked vegetables, and a small helping of either fish, egg, tofu, or occasionally prawns. I favor and  find delight in vegetarian options most of the time.  I am mindful not to overfill my stomach, believing it functions best when not overwhelmed.

Being both a chef and an avid experimenter, and often invited to review restaurants or dine out with friends, I prefer to opt for uncomplicated meals. This leaves room for me to relish delectable desserts. In the end, I steadfastly hold on to the belief that “Home Cooked Meals are the Best”. This sentiment encapsulates the genuine comfort and satisfaction that can only be found in the embrace of homemade cuisine.

Eating home-cooked food on a regular basis offers numerous benefits.  You can manage portion sizes, reducing the risk of overeating. You have the power to choose the ingredients, ensuring balanced and nutritious meals.  You can regulate the amount of salt and sugar in your dishes, promoting better heart and metabolic health.  Home-cooked meals are generally easier on the digestive system, as they are typically fresher and contain fewer additives.  You can accommodate specific dietary needs, whether it is a vegetarian, gluten-free, or allergen-friendly.

You can use whole, unprocessed foods, minimizing the intake of additives, preservatives, and artificial ingredients and you have control over cooking techniques, allowing for healthier methods like steaming, baking, and grilling. Your cooking skills empower you to take charge of your own nutrition and well-being and you have the freedom to experiment with different ingredients, flavors, and cuisines, keeping meals interesting.

Cooking at home can be a shared activity, fostering connections and creating memories with family and friends.  It allows you to carry on family traditions and cultural recipes, preserving heritage through food. And as a family you can discussions how cooking at home can results in less waste and a smaller carbon footprint compared to dining out. 

While home-cooked meals offer numerous advantages, occasional dining out or enjoying restaurant meals can also be part of a balanced and enjoyable diet.

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