It’s not often that you hear someone refer to cooking or food as a work of art, but last night, as I was chopping mushrooms, I noticed how beautiful fresh produce is. The shape and color of the mushrooms and the red peppers that I was putting into the green bean dish were so pretty. I started to think that cooking really is an expression of who you are. Most people cook what they like, what they enjoy, what makes them feel good. The foods we choose to cook are a reflection of where we’ve been, what we’ve done, experiences and cultures that we’ve seen.
Boy have things changed! Today I’m in my 25th day of my second round of whole30. I cook dinner almost every single night. I have fun in my kitchen. I love to enjoy a glass of wine and listen to some great music while I cook, and it is so fun! Not only that my family gets to enjoy yummy food after all the fun.
I think that I used to take cooking too seriously. I was afraid that the food wouldn’t turn out and everyone would be disappointed. But you know what? Who cares if it doesn’t turn out! Scramble up some eggs and try again tomorrow! Have some fun!
I encourage everyone that reads this to find a new recipe that you want to try this week. Look in your favorite cookbook or look online. Just google search something that sounds good. Maybe you’ve always wanted to travel to Spain or Italy, pick a recipe that represents one of those places. Then, go to your favorite store and buy the ingredients for your recipe. When you are ready to cook your food, grab your beverage of choice and turn on your favorite tunes. Have some fun in your kitchen 🙂 and if it doesn’t turn out don’t stress! If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Cooking should be fun!