While challenges in life generally stress me the hell out, I’m endlessly fascinated with food challenges. Caroline Rector, the minimalist fashion blogger at Unfancy, often talks about how she’s shifted to looking at mistakes with a “Oh, how fascinating!” lens rather than that weary face emoji and the stress that little face conveys. I’ve tried to keep this idea in mind and apply it in my life towards challenges/when life throws me any sized curveball….
It’s become a big game for me. How can I take this dish and make it meatless? How can I make it taste great, be filling, and have no meat in it? That meat eaters will happily gobble up and never even ask, “Where’s the meat?”…
This is another post for my guest editor role for The Girl Who Knows, the place to build a business and life with soul. The Girl Who Knows is a great site for digging deeper into soulful living all while keeping things grounded. I’ll be sharing recipes and other wellness articles there for the next two months. Hope you enjoy our collaboration!
Truth time: I’m not the best recipe follower. I’ve never been the greatest at following directions in general. I prefer to see the pieces and the end result and figure it out myself or take a lot of liberties with the directions printed on the page….
Every once in a while, the thought of getting a tattoo crosses my mind. Sometimes I roll certain ideas or sayings or tributes around in my head, thinking on what, if anything, I should permanently etch into my skin. Lately, the word “practice” comes to mind….
Sometimes, I can speak better through food. I’ve been doing it for years, but only recently have I really realized that it’s another language I’m pretty fluent in. All of the words and emotions I want to tell someone can so easily be channelled into a dish, a treat, a food gift. The happiness I’ve received from serving a meal, surprising someone with a treat or gifting anything from cookies to pickles to lasagna runs so deep. For me, good, nourishing food can do more than a card or regular birthday gift….
Batch cooking is one of the most delicious gifts you can give yourself. At the end of a long day, you’re tired and don’t feel like even thinking about what to eat. You open the fridge and see the gift you’ve made for yourself. All you need to do is reheat and eat a nutritious and satisfying meal….