Let me preface these recipes by saying that cooking is not one of my passions. I can usually create some moderately palatable dishes on occasion, but I’m far from a professional or master in the kitchen and I usually do everything possible to avoid cooking. I’m guessing a lot of you can relate. Following a recipe proves challenging at times, as my results tend to be very different from the advertised or desired outcome. I often think it would be nice if someone had already gone through the trial-and-error portion of following someone else’s recipe; what worked, what didn't, and how to modify for a better result. My hope is that I can provide that service for you! Welcome to my mediocre cooking blog. I’m here to share my experience, thoughts, and tips to help you avoid making the same mistakes.
Today's adventure: Corned Beef and Cabbage
Portion Control Made Easy
Have you ever taken the time to see what a recommended serving looks like? It can be shocking how small a measured serving size is in comparison to the serving size we generally eat! Do you even think about portion control when you’re preparing meals, eating out, or snacking?
There is a mentality that “bigger is better” in our culture. We expect large portions when we order meals from restaurants, we supersize our value meals, and many of us still live with the mindset that we are to clean our plates at every meal. It’s no surprise that we eat mindlessly, take in too many calories, and struggle with weight.
Chances are you’ve been on at least one restrictive diet in your lifetime. You may have tracked calories, points, or measured food. While these tracking and food measuring methods can be beneficial initially to give you an honest look at your eating habits, the practice becomes tedious, impractical, and frustrating over time. It’s important to develop skills that make it easy to eat moderately and mindfully.