I have had moments of delight all week as I prepared healthy fresh food from scratch, like pumpkin muffins, for my husband and myself.
This is a real shocker to me since I haven’t liked cooking for years and years… and well, years. But all of a sudden I’m enjoying myself. I haven’t actually cooked for over 3 years since I married a man who cooks meals for his sons and I’ve tagged along for the ride. For health reasons however, there were a lot of his meals I couldn’t eat – I try to stay away from gluten and sugar and processed food (see my Friday post about sweet potato fries for more details and a great recipe).
Anyway, since it’s just Tim and me this summer (and a few guests now and then), I decided to cook for us and make our meals from scratch, full of fresh foods that nourish my health and hopefully his as well.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I need an apron to get into the cooking spirit… even over my overalls… 😉
Fun music to energize the space is key to my happiness in the kitchen. My choices range from smoky female jazz singers to quirky alternative music to Celtic music to the Dixie Chicks… I’ve been known to dance around with a sharp knife in my hand, or rubber gloves with soap suds dripping to the floor. 😉
I’ve chosen to cook from recipes as I get the hang of cooking gluten and sugar-free meals. I want to keep hubby and myself nourished but also interested by preparing tasty food. At the moment I am using the Eat Right 4 Your Type- O cookbook by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo with Kristin O’Connor (we’re both type O). I made the pumpkin muffins with brown and white rice flours and tasted rich and comforting. I’m also doing lots of surfing the net for recipes and getting instructions on how to cut things like fennel…
I have an interesting challenge here at the ranch. My cooking space is tiny, with little prep space, no dishwasher, and hardly any storage space. But I have a great view of the Idaho mountains out of the two windows.
One of the biggest delights is that most of my recipes have turned out well… what a miracle! I’ve only burned myself twice and all of my food was gobbled up by hubby, me, and guests as well.
We just finished a breakfast of scrambled eggs made with fresh chives, red and orange peppers and mushrooms, rice-bread buttered toast, turkey bacon and a fruit salad made with cherries, grapes and pears (and a little cinnamon and nutmeg). Yummmmmmm! I would guess that many of you who are reading this are wondering why this is such a miracle to me. Well, I really haven’t ever understood the concept of nurturing with food before, and now I’m finally getting a clue. That’s a huge spiritual shift for me.
As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.
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