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As South Africans, we tend to take our food seriously. Cooking at home has always been a great way to save money and eat healthier, but many other benefits often go overlooked (especially in the taste category).

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to embrace your inner chef, here are a few reasons why cooking at home is the best thing since sliced bread (which you can totally make yourself, by the way).

First of all, cooking at home allows you to show off your creative side. You can experiment with new recipes, try out different spices and ingredients, and even come up with your own signature dishes.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment you get when you successfully recreate your favourite restaurant meal at home, complete with that fancy garnish that you thought was impossible to replicate (sometimes it can taste way better).

Let’s not forget about the money-saving aspect of cooking at home.

Sure, eating out at a restaurant can be fun and convenient, but it can also drain your wallet. With the cost of a single restaurant meal often equalling the amount you’d spend on groceries for an entire week, cooking at home is a no-brainer when it comes to saving money.

Speaking of convenience, cooking at home can actually be more convenient when you think about it.

Sure, it takes a little bit of planning and prep work, but once you get into the swing of things, you’ll find that cooking at home can actually save you time in the long run. No more waiting in line for a table or sitting in traffic on your way to pick up takeout – just pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking in your own kitchen.

When it comes to a diverse week of good eats, our country has you sorted.

From boerewors to runaways, there are a plethora of food types, food stuffs, and ingredients available to get really inventive and creative in the kitchen.

Cooking at home also allows you to meal prep (it’s not just for bodybuilders).

Meal prep means no more staring blankly into the fridge, wondering what to eat. Instead, you can stare blankly at your perfectly prepped meals, wondering how you managed to become so organised.

So there you have it – cooking at home is not only a great way to save money and eat healthier, but it’s also a fun and creative outlet. Just remember to embrace your inner South African and really dive into our amazing and diverse food culture!