Alex: From Zero Cooking to Hero Cooking

Each time I make my wife smile with delicious delight are my proudest [kitchen] moments. – Alex

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When “I can’t cook” evolves into creating delicious, homemade meals that delight, that is a true Kitchen Hero success story. This might be a familiar story to most folks, and it certainly is the case for our Kitchen Hero Alex. He went from being the guy that was never asked to cook anything to the cook that could whip up a tasty meal that will please the palates of the people he cooked for. Read more about Alex’s Hero in the Kitchen success story below.

Name: Alex
Age: 35
City, State: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
I cook for: my wife and I.
Outside of the kitchen I: am an income tax advisor.
My specialty food that everyone always asks me to make is: Until joining Cook Smarts, I was never asked to prepare anything as I was not a very good cook.
I cook because: it helps ensure my wife and I maintain a healthy diet, and because of the feeling of accomplishment after enjoying a meal that I prepared.
Favorite Cook Smarts meal so far: My favorite meal is the Spaghetti Bolognese, followed closely by the Adult Hamburger Helper. My wife’s favorite is the Italian Wedding Soup.

HOW DID YOU LEARN TO COOK?

I learned to cook by following recipe instructions and watching instructional videos. The background music on all the Cook Smarts videos is all absolutely brilliant and very catchy.

WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BIGGEST COOKING CHALLENGE?

My biggest challenge is ensuring poultry and fish are properly cooked.

HOW HAS YOUR COOKING ROUTINE CHANGED SINCE STARTING COOK SMARTS’ MEAL PLANS?

Before joining Cook Smarts my routine was haphazard. Now I have very well-structured grocery trips, preparation and cooking routines.


“Until joining Cook Smarts, I was never asked to prepare anything as I was not a very good cook.”


Tell us about your proudest kitchen moment.

Each time I make my wife smile with delicious delight are my proudest moments.

What are your tips for health and success in the kitchen?

Being patient and being willing to try new things are very important.


Alex, thanks for sharing your awesome cooking story with us. We, too, love the sense of accomplishment when we sit down with our loved ones to a meal that we prepared. Once you experience that feeling, it’s hard to stop cooking! Like you said, all it takes is some patience, and when the cooking challenges have been overcome, it’ll be even more rewarding.

To join Alex and cook meals like his and his wife’s favorite Spaghetti Bolognese, Adult Hamburger Helper, and Italian Wedding Soup, check out our meal plan service. You can get started for free!

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