Who you are shows up in everything you do…
Consider this: If its 2 minute noodles that you make when you have to cook – well, that could mean you like to get things done quickly, without a fuss, just meeting the basic needs of the moment. If you add in the cheese, vegetables or the eggs – you probably have an interest in flavor, as long as there isn’t too much of a fuss. Or you aren’t completely insensitive to nutrition and self care. On the other extreme, if you enjoy preparing an elaborate 7 course meal, then this could mean a willingness for hard work, liking for details and an interest in sensual tastes!
This thought came to me as I prepared my nth salad in the last few months. One of the reasons that I make them so often is of course the fact that I have found a great supplier for my greens. But there is certainly a great deal of alignment between making Salads and who I am:
- Keep it Short and Simple : I have a preference for crispness, essence, efficiency and speed.
- Start with what you have: I rarely look up a recipe and go shopping for ingredients. My cooking is usually a putting together of what ever is on hand. My approach to life has been pretty much the same… if life hands you a lemon, make lemonade. Or reach for the tequila and salt!
- Be Resourceful and Adaptable: I generally make things up as I go along, modifying the process as per what happens along the way.
- Enjoy Variety: A small number of ingredients can be mixed to provide a wide range of tastes. Keeps things interesting!
- Make it Colorful: The bright, radiant colors appeal to me not only in food, but in life. I like to think its been a fun and colorful life.
- Be Health Conscious: With my personal life and work both revolving around matters of holistic health and well being, this is a given.
I could go on with this flattering list 🙂
But the point is to encourage a similar introspection for you…
- What do your cooking habits say about you?
- Do you now notice something you haven’t appreciated about yourself?
- Do you now feel there is something you would like to change?
If you find this inquiry interesting or helpful in any way, do share your insights as comments!
Recipe: Iceberg Salad
Iceberg lettuce + Cottage Cheese + Yellow Bell Pepper +Black Olives + Cherry Tomatoes + Green Pepper
Tossed in Olive Oil + Salt + Paprika + Dried Basil & Oregano