I have been trying to cook at home more lately, with great success. Almost every night dinner is cooked by yours truly.
However, I feel that I am relying too heavily on processed staples to get me through dinner prep instead of making them myself. Last night, a simple tomato sauce for spaghetti seemed a good place to start.
Mark Bittman, my cooking hero, has a ridiculously easy-to-follow and quick recipe in his iPhone app, How to Cook Everything (which I highly recommend; it’s also a book if you prefer physical cookbooks). It was an encouraging start. I may never use store-bought tomato sauce again!
I love setting up all my ingredients before starting the real cooking. It makes everything so much easier! Here I have chopped onions, canned tomatoes, ground beef and fresh-ground Parmesan cheese.
I measured out exact portions on a scale to make sure I didn’t cook too much. It’s not hard to go overboard with the carbs!