I cook because I love to eat and I find it to be an incredibly relaxing experience. – Sarah
Our Kitchen Hero this week, Sarah, uses meal planning and the right kitchen tools to make cooking an easier and more relaxing experience. These efficient cooking methods allow her to save time and money in the kitchen and overcome her cooking challenges. Read more in her Hero in the Kitchen story below.
City, State: Phoenix, AZ
I cook for: my husband and myself.
Outside of the kitchen I: explore Phoenix (just moved here) and for work, I am an analyst for a telecom company.
The 3 pantry items I cannot live without are: olive oil, hot sauce, peanut butter.
I cook because: I love to eat and I find it to be an incredibly relaxing experience.
Favorite Cook Smarts meal so far: Sriracha Ramen Salad & Tuscan Chicken Skillet
HOW DID YOU LEARN TO COOK?
Family, internet, and trial and error!
WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BIGGEST COOKING CHALLENGE?
It used to be prepping lunches for work and actually eating those lunches, but now with Cook Smarts I look forward to my lunches!
How has your cooking routine changed since starting Cook Smarts’ meal plans?
Don’t be afraid to layer flavors and increase servings so that the dish can work for you. I love spicy things and being able to prepare lunches from leftover dinners.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROUDEST KITCHEN MOMENT.
Being able to poach an egg consistently. Sounds simple, but can be tricky.
WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS FOR HEALTH AND SUCCESS IN THE KITCHEN?
Get tools that make life easier in the kitchen – food scale, good knives etc. This will help you control portions and make the prep work easier.
Thanks, Sarah! We’re proud of you for being able to poach an egg consistently! Poaching eggs can be very intimidating, and we’re happy to hear that you are constantly improving in the kitchen. Thank you for all your helpful cooking and prepping tips and for being an awesome member of our cooking community!