Written by Mandi Ehman, author of Easy Homemade.
Why do we as women carry around an all-or-nothing mentality?
It’s the one that says, “If I can’t do this perfectly, there’s no point in trying” or “This is all too overwhelming; I’m just going to stick with the status quo.”
I know this mentality well because it’s one I struggle against myself. It’s often been referred to as perfection paralysis, and it’s this paralyzing fear that makes us think that baby steps aren’t good enough!
Slowly, I’ve started to overcome this fear in my own life, especially when it comes to making “real food” changes in our kitchen.
You see, I’ve never been a great cook – even when I was simply throwing together ingredients from various boxes to make a meal – so the idea of cooking from scratch has been overwhelming to me from the start.
It may seem crazy that someone who starts a post that way is writing to share her new cookbook with you, but what I’ve happily discovered is that cooking from scratch – even kitchen staples that you may never have considered making from scratch before now – is a lot easier than you’d expect.