It’s so easy nowadays to hop online and order delivery from a local Chinese restaurant or to run down the block to your regular Halal cart. In the fast-paced city of New York, a healthy, homemade meal is hard to come by. While we used to eat mom’s homemade lunches everyday, now our definition of home cooking is Easy Mac and Lean Cuisine. Why? Many say that cooking is either too much work or that they don’t know how.

But cooking doesn’t have to be that difficult or that time consuming.

With the right tools and guidance, it can become a hobby that is both cheap and healthy. What beats saving a buck and some calories, right?

Here are a few tips to keep in mind while braving the untouched dungeon that is your kitchen (maybe with a pint of homebrewed beer and spatula in hand):

There are a multitude of other tips and tricks you can pick up along the way. For a more hands-on experience with cooking and delicious recipes you can take home to replicate with ease, try one of our many cooking classes– you can learn how to make macarons, bake your own bread, or cook general healthy eats. Try a few classes out today and start saving!

Bon appétit!