How I Hope to Fill A Void
Even though it may seem there’s an endless supply of recipes from food blogs and cookbooks plus ones that are being developed for restaurants and tv cooking shows, there are still times I can’t find what I am craving.
Then, there is the frustration of finding a great side dish, but not knowing what to cook with it to make it a whole, healthy meal, especially when trying something new and unusual!
Years ago I had this idea for a cookbook. It was just an idea, but I would wish that SOMEONE would write it, and over the years I have often come back to this thought: Instead of stand-alone recipes, the cookbook would be organized around a whole meal, which may include appetizers, main course, side dishes and dessert. For example, if you were eating alone, make example #1; dinner for two- add these components; feeding a family- here is how to expand on the recipe.
Since my original idea for a cookbook, I‘ve become a vegetarian and transformed my cooking by immersing myself into cooking classes and learning more about nutrition and my own needs around food, since I learned I have low blood sugar.
In 2019, it hit me! Why not start a food blog of my own? Since then I have been reading and researching, exploring new foods, cooking and baking even more! I told my husband that the worst that could happen was I become an even better cook. Right?
With this blog my intentions are:
- to make making dinner a little easier by providing ideas for the whole meal, not just stand-alone recipes
- to challenge myself and YOU in the kitchen arena
- to expand what we eat and move away from pre-packaged food
- to explore the world and cultures
- to make life a little juicier in the process.
Besides recipes for the WHOLE meal, I’ll have cooking tips, food challenges and travel logs – when we can get back to traveling.
Is there a vegetarian recipe you have been looking for, but haven’t found? Are you tired of the same old dinners? Let me know in the comments below.
I hope you will join me on this adventure in food! Let’s have some fun and let’s make a meal!