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Love Your Kitchen and Inspire Your Cooking

It’s common knowledge that cooking from scratch tends to yield healthier results than preparing processed foods and ready meals. You are in control of the ingredients going into your food, whereas processed meals tend to be packed with unhealthy amounts of sugar and salt. So, if you’re serious about eating healthier food, then it’s good to cook!

Unfortunately, cooking can sometimes seem like a chore, especially in kitchens that are small, grubby and have poor equipment. Many have trouble finding the inspiration to cook great food when their kitchen is drab or there’s a pile of pans waiting to be washed.

Dirty Kitchen

So, if you’re determined to get in the kitchen to make some great healthy home-cooked meals, but you don’t feel your kitchen is up to the task, follow our tips for a revamp that will make you want to spend time in your kitchen!

Sparkling Clean

Get on top of that washing up. Nothing will put you off cooking more than a load of dirty plates and pans, so wash up and continue to do so after every meal.

New Pans

Also, have an audit of your utensils and pans. Many of us keep cutlery drawers that are absolutely bursting at the seams with items that have never seen the light of day. Do you really need that avocado slicer? Clear some space by donating your unwanted utensils to charity. You may also want to consider upgrading your existing utensils or pots and pans; nothing will make you want to cook more than some brand new kitchen accessories like a fancy new knife block from Lakeland!

Time for a Lick of Paint?

Décor in the kitchen is subjected to the stresses of heat, splashes of grease and steam. It’s not surprising that the paint job or wallpaper in the kitchen may not hold up as well as the décor in the rest of the house, so kitchens can often end up looking tired and grubby pretty quickly.

Modern Kitchen

A new paint job may be all it takes to give your kitchen a new lease of life if it’s looking worn and uninspiring. Breathing some life into the kitchen will make it a fresh and exciting place to be; consequently you’ll get more pleasure out of cooking. Have a look at this article for some great kitchen décor inspiration.

Invest in New Appliances

Noisy old fridge on its last legs? Cooker not up to scratch? Worn out and aging appliances that aren’t working as well as they should will contribute to keeping you out of the kitchen. Appliances are a big investment, but they’re important and compromising on the quality and functionality of your major appliances limits what you can do in the kitchen!

New Fridges

Fortunately, companies like Sparkworld who furnish kitchens in Plymouth with appliances often have better deals than the big high street electronics retailers.

Love Your Kitchen!

The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house, so it’s important to keep it well maintained and ship-shape. A clean and tidy kitchen with good quality equipment will encourage you to get in there and produce some excellent home-cooked meals, so don’t be afraid to show your kitchen a little love.

 

 

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Kitchen Equipment

When preparing some seafood dishes you may find that the recipe you’re following will require you to use a specific piece of equipment that you don’t have. The perceived complexity of preparing seafood and the assumption that many people
have that they do not have appropriately stocked kitchens will often put many people off even attempting to cook seafood dishes. However, just because you think preparing seafood might be difficult doesn’t mean it actually is. Although its certainly true that specific pieces of equipment might be useful in the preparation of certain seafood dishes in many cases you can get away without using this equipment, or improvising with something else.

Getting through the shells of certain types of seafood might present a problem for some people who don’t have the appropriate gear in their kitchens. However, some ingenuity and a sharp knife should probably suffice. Just be very careful not to slip and cut yourself.

It’s important when preparing seafood dishes to try and use the freshest ingredients available to you. Fresh seafood generally tastes a lot better and choosing high quality ingredients is certainly a much more important factor when cooking seafood dishes than ensuring you may a very specific piece of kitchen equipment.

If you’d like to try your hand at preparing some seafood recipes then you’ll find that there is a great deal of information freely available online. Start off with something simple though before you attempt anything too ambitious.