Home cooking is one of the best ways to bring a family together around the dinner table. But what if cooking’s not your thing, or you simply run out of new menu ideas after awhile? If you can understand more about your own innate cooking style, it can help you learn how to expand your skills and repertoire as a home chef. Tarot can offer you this insight, providing clues about your most common cooking characteristics. Read the descriptions below to see which ones most suit you and then gather ideas from the suggestions given with each type.
Your cooking style is regular, stable and basic. You like to make traditional, hearty dishes that are healthy and filling. Though creativity is not your strong point, you always put food on the table on time and your menus usually include all the major food groups.
Suggestion: Ready to make a change? You can add flair to your cooking by experimenting with new herbs and spices or trying dishes that originate from other countries or regions. Since earth types are often skilled at gardening, try growing some new and unusual fruits and vegetables to use in your cooking.
You like to experiment, trying unusual new flavors and food trends. Speed is sometimes more important to you than flavor and so you may rely on the microwave and take-out to fill in the holes in your meal planning. You can add substance and reliability to your cooking by learning a few basic dishes that everyone in your family enjoys.
Suggestion: Try cooking one or two of these a week, just to provide a sense of stability to your cooking repertoire: Macaroni and cheese, roast chicken and potatoes and pasta are three good dishes to start with.
You value passion and creativity in your cooking and generally cook to impress. Your food is probably spicy and flavorful and you may have a large library of recipes from other cultures. Your adventurous palate may sometimes provide a few surprises, so it’s always good to have a back-up basic dish on hand for those moments when you added just a little too much spice. Your freedom-loving nature may balk at a regular meal plan, but it can be beneficial to set aside at least one night a week for a meal that everyone can predict.
Suggestion: Try incorporating a “Make Your Own Pizza Night” or “Vegetarian Night” into your weekly food plan to give your family meals a greater sense of balance.
Your cooking style is often based on your mood. For example, if you are feeling nostalgic for the past, you may make something you ate as a child. You love to cook, and you have an intuitive palate and ability to combine flavors. Because your food is often magical, it’s important that you be in the right place before you put on your apron.
Suggestion: For those nights when you are worn out or just “not right”, try eating out or ordering in. For you, it’s okay to take a break now and then.