My dietitian put me on a low FODMAP diet. This means, no gluten, no lactose, and no to a bunch of other stuff I absolutely love. (I can have hard cheeses though, go figure). I started this restrictive dietary process last Saturday. And what do I crave immediately? Pasta!
I think I may have found a new favorite author, well second favorite (No one can replace Patricia Cornwell in my heart). Ruth Ware is proving to be a great story teller.
The first book I read of hers was “The Girl in Cabin 10”. It hooked me from the very first sentence. I am now reading “In and dark, dark wood”. I barely put it down long enough to write this post. Continue reading In a Dark, Dark Wood, I Prepped food for the Entire Week
Its over 100 degrees outside and naturally, I want a hot bowl of stew. I found an amazing recipe online that calls for wine in lieu of Worcestershire sauce. So of course, I. am. in! In a fever, I rush to the store to purchase the ingredients, I need everything except for the wine. I always have wine, I never know if I will need it for a drink…or recipe. Continue reading Wine in My Stew?! Uh, Yes Please!
I love to cook, more importantly, I love to cook for other people. Cooking is how I show appreciation for a job well done with coworkers. It’s how I show my husband and two children that I love and care about them. Cooking has become a way for me to express myself emotionally and artistically.
I decided to start a blog because in addition to enjoying spending time in the kitchen I also love to write about, and take pictures of the food I create. It is my way of showing others the cooking skills I learned. My mom taught me how to cook when I was younger, and she did it all without the use of measuring cups or spoons. When I learned how to bake a cake from scratch, I asked “how much of each ingredient?” she would then pour the flour into a bowl then pour a little sugar over the top, then an even smaller amount of cocoa over that. She would explain the correct “parts” the whole way through. Her cakes always turned out amazing using this method. This has been my approach to cooking ever since. I have made some god awful concoctions but eventually learned how to make some wonderful meals.
Twenty-five years later I still use this unconventional cooking method to teach my children their way around the kitchen. I show my children that cooking comes from the soul, it’s a form of art. It is meant to be created and shared with the world.
Starting tomorrow, I will share some of my favorite recipes that I have come up with. I like to add a lot of color to my food with fresh fruits and Vegetables. I only use fresh or minimally processed ingredients in my cooking.