Now that September is here and everyone is back into their regular routine – whether that’s school for the kids or work for the adults – dinner can start to feel a little too routine as well.
Every parent fears the dinnertime rut. Sure, kids have about five foods that they’ll actually eat, and so a monotonous evening meal or mac and cheese might be absolute heaven for them, but what about broadening their horizons? What about the adults? Don’t we matter, too?
Fortunately, breaking out of the notorious dinnertime rut does not have to be a difficult task. Actually, it can be a lot of fun if you want it to be. All you have to do is round up the kids and take a local Ottawa cooking class, maybe even at an exotic Indian restaurant.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that food from a local Ottawa Indian restaurant is probably the last thing on earth that your kid will eat. It’s true: Indian restaurants are known for their exotic flavours and generous use of spice, but if you give cooking classes a try, your kids will probably enjoy making the food and that might convince them, just maybe, to try the food afterwards. You never know until you try, right?
And if it goes well, if your kids embrace the new flavours with open arms, just think of all the delicious meals you could create. No more boring pasta and chicken fingers for you! No, you’ll be savouring mouthwatering dishes like curries, tandoori chicken and samosas.
Here are a few more benefits of taking cooking classes at a local Ottawa Indian restaurant (besides the fact that you’ll learn how to make delicious food):
Exciting flavours. When you take cooking classes and learn how to cook traditional dishes from authentic Indian restaurants, you’ll not only learn how to make a plethora of meals, but you’ll gain knowledge you can use in your everyday cooking as well. Indian chefs are the masters of using a ton of different spices, and with the right know how, you’ll be able to translate those flavours successfully into regular old hamburgers, sauces or anything else. Soon, you’ll be the envy of all your dinner guests.
Healthy ingredients. Most parents are experts at sneaking wholesome vegetables into their kids’ favourite foods, but chefs at local Ottawa Indian restaurants take it one step further: they can actually make vegetables taste good. Just wait, after you take those cooking classes, your kids will be begging for some of your garam masala roasted cauliflower.
Leftovers. The best thing about breaking out of your dinnertime rut by taking cooking classes at a local Ottawa Indian restaurant is that you’ll also have delicious leftovers to take to work the next day. What could be better than that?