Paid PostPosted on 8 Dec 2021I Started Making My Meals From Scratch This Year — Here's How My Life Has ChangedTurns out, cooking really is for everyone.by by TOKIT GlobalBrand Publisher, by Zoe SmithBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink We all know someone who hates cooking with a passion, don't we? Or rather, doesn't believe they can cook (usually one and the same thing). Well, dear reader, that person was me... Witthaya Prasongsin / Getty Images The very thought of making my own meals from scratch has always sent me into a panic — partly because I've never had enough space in my kitchen (to cope with all the chaos that generally unfolds!), and never enough time. So, I've always found cooking to be more a source of pain than pleasure. That is, until THIS happened. TOKIT Recently, I was gifted the TOKIT Omni Cook, an all-in-one smart food processor, and oh my goodness — what a game-changer. This genius kitchen appliance has taken me from being someone who NEVER cooks (relying solely on ready meals and freezer food) to that person who creates mind-blowingly delicious meals. TOKIT And I'm talking less than a week. Unbelievable, right?There have been so many positive changes to my life since I got the Omni Cook, that I feel compelled to share a list. So, here's what's changed since it came onto my kitchen scene... 1. I'm eating more healthily than ever before — and so are my kids. TOKIT Whereas store-bought, packaged foods used to be piled high in my pantry, now fresh, whole ingredients are the basis of pretty much every dinner. All thanks to my new appliance-slash-sous-chef! The Omni Cook does all the hard work for me — chopping, mincing, blending, stewing, steaming (and much more, with its 15 culinary modes) — making it easier to get more nutritious foods onto our plates. And everyone's health is benefiting. 2. I'm now confident enough to give any dish a go — there is literally no fear. TOKIT Now, I'm no Rachael Ray, but I do feel like a different person in the kitchen nowadays — and I put this down to my newfound confidence. While I used to reject 90% of recipes that looked remotely complicated, I now take on any dish. And with the Omni Cook's built-in Cloud Recipe Database, I can choose from hundreds of free recipes developed by culinary professionals and follow step-by-step instructions. It's fool-proof!Plus, you can enjoy cookNjoy and get access to the latest recipes anytime, anywhere, and join a ~hungry~ community where you can search, like, share, and make special dishes together. 3. I look forward to making dinner, and believe it or not, hosting dinner parties. TOKIT, Pexels This might not seem like that big a deal. But if you hate cooking as much as I did — or get sweaty palms at the thought of feeding large groups — then you'll appreciate that this is big. The Omni Cook has changed everything. Due to its automated guidance system — which manages timers, temperatures, weighing, and cooking steps — all I have to do is throw in ingredients, tap a button, and follow the instructions. Home-cooked dinner, tick. 4. I don't get stressed anymore about not having enough space in my kitchen. TOKIT Limited space in the kitchen is a pain many of us feel. I mean, you definitely couldn't swing a cat in mine. But with this sleek little appliance, this issue is pretty much null and void. With its award-winning compact design, and cutting-edge technologies, the Omni Cook effectively replaces 21 cooking gadgets and saves up to 80% of the space in your kitchen. 5. I never have to deal with the dreaded post-meal clean up. TOKIT I haven't even mentioned the auto-cleaning feature yet! The Omni Cook also has a pre-clean function, which rinses the 2.2-liter mixing bowl so you don't have to spend time washing up in between and after cooking. It also features an easy-to-wash detachable blade set. Like I said; genius. 6. I need fewer appliances and accessories and have effectively decluttered my kitchen. Unsplash Marie Kondo would be so proud. See, along with the space-saving brilliance of this appliance, it allows for minimalism — which just makes life simpler and better. It's replaced the need for dozens of gadgets and utensils, meaning less clutter in my kitchen, less bits to put through the dishwasher and return to cupboards, and less hassle in my day. 7. I don't need to look at recipes on my phone while trying to cook. I don't even need timers. Pexels Tablets and iPhones in kitchens are not ideal (plus they generally get smeared in grease), and for me always create a bit of an awkward juggling act. So to have a database of recipes within the all-in-one appliance — as well as its own timer — is a god-send. My phone need never be on the scene or get dropped in egg yolk. 8. My family are trying different foods and discovering new dishes they love. Pexels, TOKIT It's very easy to get stuck in a food rut, or rely on the same go-to meals each week, so anything that opens us up to new, delicious dishes is a major win. Thanks to Omni Cook, my kids have been enjoying all kinds of different soups, stir-fries, sauces and smoothies, and trying interesting new flavours. 9. And finally, I have more 'available' time during cooking. Pexels Having a machine do all the work frees up time to clean and tidy, make a cup of tea (or pour a glass of wine), and just takes so much of the stress out of cooking. I feel a hundred times more relaxed while making meals now — which my family definitely appreciate! To learn more about the TOKIT Omni Cook and get started on your culinary makeover, click here! View this video on YouTube youtube.com Who needs a sous chef when you've got a TOKIT Omni Cook? TOKIT collaborated with SORTED Food to let three home cooks loose in a battle to create the most delicious midweek meal in under 30 minutes. Check it out!