2. Stock up on the basics
One of the biggest bummers of cooking is to find that you are missing one basic yet essential ingredient. Nip this problem in the bud by stocking up on the basics as well as a few of your favorites. On nights that you don’t feel like cooking, you can use these to whip up something quick and appetizing. Also focus on buying foods that pair well together so that you can make more than one meal with the same ingredients.