What makes cooking a high-quality work break?
A combination of patience, mindfulness and creativity, cooking is great for giving our brains space to solve problems. Many studies have proven this, and we've all had the experience of having our best ideas while doing supposedly mundane activities. So, get chopping and let the problems solve themselves!
When cooking for others – be it family, friends or loved ones – we know that we’re doing something that’s selfless and bringing joy, comfort or both to others, and subsequently we enjoy a nice emotional reward in return.
As well as the act of preparing food, another benefit of cooking is the health and nutrition knowledge that comes with it: helping us learn more and more about what we put in our bodies.
While practicing cooking is great for forming healthier eating habits, there is always a place for comfort food, too. One study found that eating food associated with warm feelings 'not only improves a sense of wellbeing, they also decrease loneliness’.
So, while you’ll find lots of healthy recipes on the interlude library, we’ll always do our due diligence and make sure that you can still get your comfort food fix when taking one of our HQBs.