Let’s start with the basics – a stocked kitchen and the right tools. These fundamental elements can be crucial for an enjoyable time in the kitchen. Why? It allows you to bring a variety of flavour and texture, while keeping stress to a minimum. I have created a handy chart, from my own experience, highlighting the key ingredients and gear to keep on hand.
Side note: Kitchen equipment isn’t cheap (I am still dreaming of the day I will own a KitchenAid Mixer). I have had great success from checking out local second hand shops and my Grandma/Mom’s basement. My ceramic cook ware, dutch oven, hand mixer, some knives, glass pan and many cooking utensils are second hand.
Yes, I know, it’s a lot. So start slowly building and you won’t be disappointed in the end.