Cooking in Quarantine
Do you wish you ate a healthier diet? Have you always wanted to learn how to cook? Well right now is the perfect time to cultivate these habits!
In the Holy Month of Ramadan, managing our diets can be a challenge. During quarantine, many of us might find it challenging to adjust to spending iftar and suhoor alone. Some of us are eating too little and some of us are eating more than usual, so be mindful to drink enough water and make sure that you are eating properly.
But given the extra time we have on our hands, we can try to instil good habits in ourselves. In our normal daily routines, it can be hard to eat healthily and we don’t always make the best choices when it comes to our food. Work commitments and socializing can also prevent us from setting the time aside to cook a meal from scratch.
If you do not know where to start, check out online resources; there are many YouTube videos, websites, blogs and articles that have great easy recipes for your exact needs. Alternatively, you can look on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for specific recipes, using hashtags to find what you are looking for.
Once you look at a few recipes online, you can develop your own base of knowledge. From the recipes you learn, you can start to create your own recipes. Better yet, you can write them down and share them with your loved ones.
Feeling lonely in the kitchen during quarantine? Schedule a weekly video call so you can cook with your loved ones all over the world. You can all experience the joy of preparing new dishes together online.
Even better- try and make old family recipes, because now you have the time to perfect them. Organize a list of classic recipes and share your creations with your relations on your group chats.
In the mood to get creative? You can film your cooking experience and share it with your friends. This is a nice way to expand your culinary skills, learn from others, and socialize.
Cooking might be a daunting task at first, but once you get the hang of it, there is nothing like it.