I used to think that cooking was a chore. I knew the basics, but I viewed cooking as something that needed to be done each day like taking out the trash or checking the mail. On December 27, 2014 my wife and I were blessed with healthy baby twins. That gave us three kids under two for a few days. A handful, right? My wife literally had no time to cook and I took it upon myself to feed us. A few weeks later, we moved down the road from Ninja Cow Farm and I was fortunate enough to meet Dan. Cooking with fresh, local, grass fed and sustainable meat from Ninja Cow inspired me to step up my game and I have never looked back. The primitive instinct to provide for my family combined with the catalyst of Ninja Cow sent me down a culinary rabbit hole that has provided us with a lot of happiness and has also helped me to find a welcomed passion.
Once you learn a few basic techniques, you will be freestyle cooking in no time and I plan to share those techniques. I am not a chef. I have no formal training in cooking. You might find that many of my recipes are quantified as a pinch of this and a pinch of that. The human palate is incredibly subjective and that is what makes this creative process so beautiful. Make your food the way that suits you, your family and your friends. The more I learn about cooking, the more I realize I don’t know. That said, I believe if something is worth doing, do it right. I have learned a lot in the past year including tremendous trial and error, learning from professionally trained chefs and taking online culinary classes.
I can tell you that when you start using local meat that is raised right, you will immediately taste the difference in your meals. It is a wonderful thing to be able to feed your family meat that is locally grown without hormones, pesticides, antibiotics or inhumane practices. We have visited Ninja Cow on numerous occasions and have witnessed first hand ethical farming, sustainability, delicious food and reasonable prices to the consumer.
Cooking isn’t a chore. It’s a physical expression of creativity and comfort. It is a language that can speak to the soul, create memories for your family and take us all back to nostalgic times. You have to eat your whole life, so you may as well learn how to cook. Let’s have fun with it and learn from one another.