It’s challenging enough to plan and make a nourishing weeknight meal, but the difficulty level cranks up to 11 when there’s a picky eater (or four!) at the table. That person might even be you! That’s why blogger, dad of three, and self-proclaimed recovering picky eater Matt Robinson of @realfoodbydad encourages all picky eaters to learn to cook.
As Matt tries new cooking skills, he’s having a blast making with no-fail sous vide dinners in the Deluxe Multi Cooker. Sous vide seems like a fancy cooking technique, but its no-fail results are a perfect fit for his style of easy-to-understand, crowd-pleasing recipes.
“The best thing about sous vide cooking is the result. It’s nearly impossible to cook anything wrong,” Matt says. “The key to sous vide is knowing your food’s cook temperature.
Once you establish that, all the other steps you might need to do—multiple thermometer pokes, cutting to peek at color, or touching to check texture—go out the window!”
Sous Vide Turkey Burgers
There’s no poking, prodding, or over-cooking Matt’s delicious and budget-friendly Sous Vide Turkey Burgers. “Turkey tends to be the popular second choice after beef, and it’s more economical than ground pork, which makes this an attractive family dinner choice,” he explained. “Here’s to never making an overcooked turkey burger again!”
Matt’s 3 Lessons for Picky Eaters
- It’s never too early (or too late) to learn to cook. “A lesson Naomi [my wife] passed on is if I didn’t learn how to cook, I’d never become a better eater,” Matt shared. “That changed my perspective, and it’s a message that resonates well with my boys.”
- Cooking is like learning to drive. “Most of us start out slow and cautious, but the more you do it, the easier it becomes, and with that, the further you can go, which opens you up to all kinds of adventures. That’s the lesson I’m teaching my boys when we cook together.”
- Make mealtime a ritual. Being a dad changes everything. I used to rotate between 10-15 meals and then cook for sustenance and eat standing at the kitchen counter. Now, mealtimes are the best times to gather, catch up, and for my boys to laugh and make sense of the day’s happenings. I know cooking every day isn’t a reality for everyone. To be honest, it’s not my reality either, but making sure my recipes are accessible and easily doable means more meals around the table and less time waiting for curbside pickup.”