Health & Happiness Through Home Cooking
I know: life is hectic, time is scarce. For many people these are excuses not to cook, and there is a mammoth industry built on doing the cooking for us. But for this convenience, we sacrifice a lot in terms of health and happiness.
Cooking at home can be immensely satisfying, and the results are generally more nutritious and delicious than store-bought offerings. The closer you get to “scratch,” the more nutritious the food. Happily, the legendary KitchenAid® stand mixer and its suite of 12 attachments make it easier, faster, and more fun than you might imagine.
A case in point: the KitchenAid® grain mill attachment. I am currently reading (and highly recommend) Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan; the fascinating section about bread-baking, explaining how industrial baking strips grains of flavor and nutrients, made me eager to try grinding whole grains to make my own flour. Of course, you can use your stand mixer to bake bread using flour from the grocery store, and it will certainly be better than an industrial loaf from a factory. But your basic store-bought flour, even if it’s “whole wheat,” is processed to the point of dubious nutritional value. Why not go a step further and grind your own with the grain mill attachment, harnessing the power of your KitchenAid® stand mixer for more than just mixing?
Soon you’ll be hooked on attachments: grinding your own meat for homemade sausages (food grinder + sausage stuffer); juicing fresh grapefruit for sorbet (citrus juicer + ice cream maker); making homemade kamut ravioli (grain mill + mixer with dough hook + pasta roller + ravioli maker). My mouth is watering just writing about it.
Choose a KitchenAid® stand mixer in a beautiful spring color, and just seeing it brighten up your kitchen will make you happy.