This blog will chronicle my adventures in cooking, eating and life as I search to satisfy my craving for something good.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I love to cook and I love to eat really good food. A few months ago I had an aha moment. I was planning a menu for a small dinner party and I had no idea what to make. I can cook for 30 people with my eyes closed but for 6 people I was completely stumped. I realized I had few tried and true healthy recipes for a small group in my repertoire because I rarely cooked for myself. Why wasn’t I cooking, you ask. Well for several reasons, number one, I was always on a diet, so I mainly ate salads or baked chicken and veggies or at the other extreme always eating out. Number two, I wasn’t cooking for myself, I was waiting for my next party or family event to dust off my cookbooks. And lastly most recipes feed a family and not just one person, so what do I do with all the leftovers? I realized I needed to change and begin cooking for myself and and start preparing the foods a I enjoy at resturants at home. I joined Weight Watchers (a life style not a diet...lol) and I began taking cooking classes, which has taking my culinary skills to a whole new level. I am finding that it is possible to eat the foods I crave in moderation and also in healthy ways.