Cooking Basics

How To Cook Series for Beginners

Our How To series concentrates strictly on the basics—how to do all kinds of basic cooking that most people take for granted.  We started this because we realized that, for kids starting out cooking and for grown-up kids who leave home for the first time, these preparations are not necessarily intuitive. The dishes may be simple, but it’s also easy to screw them up if you don’t have a clue how to cook rice or lentils, for example.

When we first started cooking Mediterranean food, we’d never cooked couscous ourselves before.  The first few times it was gross until we figured it out. Of course, we wanted to move right into whole grain couscous which wasn’t in any cookbook, so it took some effort to get it down. These little “How to’s” should make the learning process simpler for all.

Let us know if there is something that you would like to see added to this series.

Here are the How To’s on many different kinds of basic foods:

How to Cook All Kinds of Rice

How to Bake Eggs

How to Hard Boil an Egg

How to Poach an Egg

How to Scramble Eggs

How to Make a Simple Salad Dressing

How to Bake a Potato

Baked Potato Toppings Ideas

How to Cook Dry Beans

How to Roast Nuts and Seeds

How to Steam Vegetables

How to Cook Pasta

How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Israeli Couscous

How to Pop Popcorn

Microwaving Leftovers 

How to Make Caramel Apples


How to Cook Lentils

How to Cook Couscous

How to Cook Whole Grain Pastas


One Response to Cooking Basics

  1. Datherine says:

    You’re on top of the game. Thanks for shrinag.

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