The Joyful Energetic Mama Podcast

From Kitchen Anxiety to Cooking Confidence

May 27, 2021 Carla Diaz Episode 49
The Joyful Energetic Mama Podcast
From Kitchen Anxiety to Cooking Confidence
Show Notes

Is cooking a source of stress or delight for you?  Does the idea of cooking give you the freak out?

Whatever your source of kitchen anxiety is, in today’s episode I’m going to give you some food for thought as well as fun and practical ways to overcome your kitchen anxiety- all to help you to become more kitchen confident.

Do you get stressed out because you can't cook without a recipe? Do you despise cooking when it feels like a duty? Are you uninspired due to dietary restrictions that that the happy out of the meal?

I find that a lot of the stress that we feel with cooking and kitchen anxiety is due to this idea that you’re somehow less than because you don’t know how to cook.

Here’s the truth. Cooking is a skill, not a talent. That means you can learn it. Don’t let a hangup of not knowing something stop you from feeling worthy or less than. 

You’re not less of a person because you don’t prepare home cooked meals every night. Or because you burn your pancakes, leave the veggies to roast too long in the oven or forget to season your dinner and it tastes flavorless. #guilty

In this week's episode we cover:

  • How your childhood experiences influence your present day cooking behaviors,
  • the most important questions to ask your self to raise your cooking confidence,
  • What your emotional resistance to cooking is really indicative of,
  • Practical tips to turn your kitchen into a happy place, and
  • Why creating a cooking ritual is a great way to ease into cooking! (even on a work night)

->  -> Need some meal prepping tips?  Check out Episode 14: Meal Prepping Basics for Busy Working Mamas

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