Hello delicious! Great recipe for Hasselback potato. Exploring cooking for one deliciousness.
I always enjoy sitting at a bar or community table and chatting with people. It is far preferable to me than keeping my nose down looking at my iPhone. Even when we would go out together (in the former married life), I would chat with bartenders or people next to me just to meet them and find out their story.
Last year I read a book by Brian Grazer called A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, which really resonated with me as it spoke to the idea that if you are curious you are lead on different paths merely by wondering. Rather than setting your heart on where you are going, you just keep following where the curiosity takes you.
Portion control as I learn to cook for one is interesting to say the least. I still feel more comfortable cooking in batches and freezing things for later. This does not work as well for smoothies, etc.
This morning I was craving liquid calories. Often when my eating has been less than desirable for a few days and I cannot get food down in the morning, then switching it up to a high calorie liquid food is a good plan of action.
One of my favorite drinks is a mango-ginger lassi. I modify the recipe for ginger vanilla lassi from Cheryl Sternman Rule’s Yogurt Culture cookbook slightly to my taste. This morning I made a batch big enough for breakfast for a few days.
As I sought to rejigger my body during several earlier moments of confusion over the past decade, I sought out programs like the Goop Cleanse (early one with good food) as well as the Clean program to clean up my eating. Both include limiting your food to food that causes limited reactivity.
I noticed a tremendous difference with both programs enough to repeat them later.
While I always enjoyed cooking fresh food, the programs forced me to reconsider again packaged food. Trust me that one you start reading the back of packages, well yah you probably will not want to eat so much packaged stuff.
Did I still cook in the last 3 years? Yes. Most of the time I enjoyed it, but when the depression hit, well ya….
I lost the sense of creativity in the kitchen of cooking with intention. This morning I read a passage in the DailyOM book called “Conscious Cooking.” A few weeks ago, I prepared a simple meal for a friend – pasta with lemon and chili peppers. Here’s the difference – the experience was fulfilling, the meal was delicious and I felt awake in my cooking again.