Cooking a special dinner for someone special is always a challenge, particularly if you are just a beginner in the kitchen. Like most things in life, it is best to start with something simple and gradually build up your confidence. Some people have a natural affinity with cooking, just as some people are better at numbers.
Whatever dish you choose to cook, the most important thing to remember is that everyone loves being cooked for. It may not turn out to be a Michelin star rating, but if there is a little effort and the right flavours, it will make most people very happy. The cliché is so very true that it is the thought that counts!
Our recommendation is to stick with recipes that you feel comfortable making, or if it really is a little out of your depth, then why not turn the dinner into an event and cook together with a friend? The thing about cooking is that everyone has different areas of expertise and sometimes it is possible to pool together and go to the next level!
So, once you have decided on your menu then it’s essential to prepare properly. If you suffer from being anxious about cooking, then it’s a great idea to buy all your ingredients at least a day before you intend to cook. The worst thing in the world is hunting for a ripe avocado when it appears that there are only the hardest known to man available in the whole town! So once you have sourced all the main ingredients, it’s a great idea to make sure you have everything to hand in the kitchen so that when you’re trying to cook an unfamiliar dish, you don’t have to panic when trying to find the colander!
The recipes here are suitable for even the most inexperienced chefs and they all produce delicious, healthy meals.