Five facts on how cooking together improves relationship

A few relationships last but others may not. Why relationships are hard to sustain? Are we unable to accommodate with each other because of our different expectations from life? How can we change this attitude towards love and friendship? Will the coming generation only depend on social media to show love and affection? We should start teaching our child from now onwards how to express themselves, unite and be happy.

The Internet and social media has overpower our emotions and secluded us to an illusionary world where we cannot feel, love and show affection. It is a fast moving world today where people have little time to spend. So, we need to choose our leisure time wisely and in such a way that it brings love, happiness and bonding in any relationships.

I believe in such a scenario doing an activity together like ‘cooking’ will not only help to squeeze your waistline but will definitely help you to improve health and relationship.

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Cooking together boosts relationship

We have shortlisted five benefits of cooking together with friends, family and spouse will shower in your life:

1) Spend quality time: Spend your time together and not money on each other. Not only cooking is a cheaper activity to dining out, it is also a way to spend quality time with each other. It will help to develop the connection in a relationship and build a strong bond.

2) Health is Wealth: If you work in the kitchen together for an hour, it will make you shed kilos. Don’t believe! An hour cooking will help you shed almost 200-250 calories, according to the healthifyme.com app. Couples generate affections if they cook together. You’ll feel happier and satisfied with your wife for helping her cook a healthy dish and sharing your time with her.

3) Make your presence: Being active in the kitchen, you feel connected with your friends and family. It works well to make marital life blissful.  Try to set aside a day in a week where you can work as a team. It is difficult to get time in today’s busy schedule. So, take out a reason to be present in that moment or create the opportunity. Honestly, I and my husband spend time in the kitchen inventing few dishes together.

4) Learning and Knowledge: Cooking together will help you to improve your knowledge and teach you recipes. It will strengthen the bonding if two people teach other a couple of new things. Every little learning you get from cooking will grow you as a family.

5) Have a splendid time:  Rejoice your time. I am sure you will enjoy in the kitchen rather watching television, surfing Facebook or mobile phones. Even if you don’t love cooking, the hungry stomach and nice aroma from your food will make a different culture altogether. Just remember to relax in the kitchen! The more energy you put to care for your wife and loved ones, the same will reciprocate to you. If not immediately, it will eventually.

Author: Namrata Roy

An enthusiastic journalist, founder of Masterchef Cooking Food Blog, and an educator. I strongly believe that “We are what we eat. We should think healthy, eat healthily and live healthily.” I choose to select the quality ingredients that make a food delicious. I don’t buy anything unnatural. I don’t choose an ingredient that I have not used it since my childhood. I experiment with my food but not with the ingredients. I believe to eat natural food, not adulterated and preservatives ones. I recommend the same to all such as Kids, Men and Women in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.

For your information: We are a cookery school, expertise in different cuisines like Indian, International and also Baking. To know more about Masterchef Cooking at Royss Kitchen, click here

Thai Ginger and its Culinary Uses

Galangal is nothing but an ingredient that adds flavour to Thai and Indonesian cuisines. I am sure you are familiar with Thai ginger. Every restaurant having Asian food especially (Thai cuisines) use this ingredient to serve its customers better. The demand for Thai food has increased with flying of foreign tourists from Thailand to India. Few visit India for tourism and other for improving business ties between both the countries. So, the availability of this spice in India became a necessity with the increased demand.

Where do you find this rhizome?

The vegetable Galangal is cultivated in all South East Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Thailand and China. The soil for cultivating Galangal has to be fertile preferably sandy and clayey with the good drainage system. It grows in sunny or moderately sunny places.

I use Thai ginger in most of my pan Asian cooking & cuisines. Thai food requires a lot of galangals which brings the exotic taste to each and every recipe. Thai ginger is used as medicines for treating skin diseases, indigestion, colic, dysentery, enlarged spleen, respiratory diseases, mouth and stomach cancer. This Rhizome is grown underground with mass roots and stems. It combats bacteria, fungal, protozoal, and expectorant activities. It works as antioxidants and supports in good brain health.

Why is it different from ginger (Adrak)?

Thai ginger has a major difference with the normal ginger. They look alike but taste very unlike. When you taste grated galangal vs. grated ginger, you will find that galangal is hot, spicy, and has a strong taste. On the other hand, ginger is hot but little milder.

Ginger has a strong pungency and if poured in excess, will make your food bitter. Just try it! However, the pungency smell of Thai ginger will not hit your tongue. One cannot replace Thai ginger with normal ginger in any Asian food. Mind you! Many asked me in the classroom whether we can substitute former with the latter, I said, “Please don’t. Your food will not taste better. I don’t recommend you.” If you are unable to find Thai ginger in your neighbourhood then I suggest you to cultivate it in your home or kitchen garden.

Thai ginger tastes fantastic when mixed with vegetables, coconut milk and some Thai spices. I can assure if you will learn in our kitchen the recipes for Thai food, you will understand the importance of Thai ginger and its health benefits.

FACTS: In Thai cuisines, the main ingredients used are lemon leaves, lemon grass, Thai ginger, coconut milk…

Author: Namrata Roy

An enthusiastic journalist, founder of Masterchef Cooking Food Blog, and an educator. I strongly believe that “We are what we eat. We should think healthy, eat healthily and live healthily.” I choose to select the quality ingredients that make a food delicious. I don’t buy anything unnatural. I don’t choose an ingredient that I have not used it since my childhood. I experiment with my food but not with the ingredients. I believe to eat natural food, not adulterated and preservatives ones. I recommend the same to all such as Kids, Men and Women in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.

For your information: We are a cookery school, expertise in different cuisines like Indian, International and also Baking. To know more about Masterchef Cooking at Royss Kitchen, click here