5 ways cooking is like shoe shopping

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Like shoe shopping, cooking has become one of my favorite pastimes. Here's why they're similar.

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5 ways cooking is like shoe shopping

  1. 1. 5 Ways Cooking is Like Shoe Shopping Marissa Vicario, Founder and Wellness Expert Marissa’s Well-being and Health www.mwahonline.com www.whereineedtobe.com © 2013 Marissa’s Well-being and Health
  2. 2. 5 Ways Cooking is Like Shoe Shopping • As I love wearing the perfect pair of shoes, I’ve actually fallen in love with the process of buying them too. • I also love cooking. I didn’t always love the process as much as eating a finished product, but like shoe shopping, cooking has become one of my favorite pastimes. • Before you think I’ve lost my marbles, here’s how I liken cooking to shopping for shoes:
  3. 3. 5 Ways Cooking is Like Shoe Shopping 1. Inspiration Every great outfit starts with inspiration. Likewise, in cooking, inspiration comes from seeing a recipe that intrigues me on a blog or picking up the season’s best-looking squash at the Farmer’s Market.
  4. 4. 5 Ways Cooking is Like Shoe Shopping 2. Envision the Outcome Envisioning the outcome puts you closer to your goal. When I want a specific pair of shoes, I envision myself wearing them and how I’ll look and feel. Same goes for cooking. I usually read and re-read the recipe, imagining myself performing each step and creating the finished product. If I want to change anything about the recipe, I think that through too.
  5. 5. 5 Ways Cooking is Like Shoe Shopping 3. Assess the Situation Before making a big purchase, I survey my closet to see if I already own a pair of shoes that will fit the bill. I do the same thing before I purchase recipe ingredients — take stock of my refrigerator and pantry to see what I already have on hand. If I have enough Tahini, this saves me from buying another jar. And if the recipe calls for cilantro I make a substitution. Always look to save on costs and use what you have!
  6. 6. 5 Ways Cooking is Like Shoe Shopping 4. Preparation You know when you lay out an outfit before getting ready? In cooking this is called mise en place and is crucial to recipe success. Making sure everything is prewashed, chopped, sliced and measured minimizes mistakes and actually saves time.
  7. 7. 5 Ways Cooking is Like Shoe Shopping 5. The Result When you wear something that makes you feel your absolute best and it shows. Heads turn, compliments fly. The same happens when you cook something you love and feel proud of. But there is just one way cooking can’t even compare to buying new shoes: because when you learn how to cook for yourself and eat well, your life starts to change and it brings more fulfillment than any pair of shoes ever could.
  8. 8. Read the full blog post here: http://bit.ly/MwtmCB Connect with Me! Facebook Linkedin YouTube Pinterest Twitter: @MarissaVicario Email: marissa@mwahonline.com

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