Don't Make Cooking a Chore. Make it a Hobby.
WHY I COOK AND LEFTOVERS.
The reason why I’m committed to cooking t at least four things a week out of each cookbook is because I think being able to cook your own food is vital to personal health. When it comes to getting healthy the one thing EVERYONE can agree on is cutting out processed foods. Too much is bad, we don’t know where or how it’s prepared blah, blah. And I think that’s 100% right.
Also, cooking gives me a sense of control. Food is a personal thing. At this point in my life I’d say nearly everyone I’ve ever met has food issues of one sort or another. Probably because we’re all confused about what They say. They say, eatmore animal protein. They say eat noanimal protein. How do you know whatThey say is right if you’re not cooking it? Maybe it’s not the kale that made you sick. Maybe it was because it’s cooked in avocado oil. Maybe that doesn’t sit with you? When you choose to cook your own food, you can create your own lab and do you’re own experiments.
I have so many friends who say they don’t have time for cooking. And most people do. They just don’t make time for it or figure out how to get it into their schedule. My mom cooked everyday and had dinner on the table by six. I am not a housewife and am not usually home at night. So sometime I’ll cook a lot in one day, two or three meals OR I prep food in the middle of the night when I get home, or in the afternoon before a gig. I make the time for it because I don’t look at it as an obligation, it’s my hobby. It calms me down. I have friends who collect comic books, trainers, action figures, play video games, and so on. I collect spices and play with garlic. It’s a new hobby, but I’m getting pretty good at it. I’m good at gauging when things should get made and after they’re made if I’m not going to finish them when they should go in the freezer for another time. Today I’ve been eating leftovers because I’ve had so much food. So lunch, I had the leftover Kale and Pot Roast from Day 1. For dinner I had a scotch egg and some broccoli and a white sweet potato.I almost never throw away food. UNTIL tonight!
The last thing on the list of meals this week is Turkey Meat Load out the The PPC. I’m spending the night at Toms tomorrow, but I thought I’d prep it tonight take it over in a dish, we’d back it there, he’s in charge of side dishes. It’s like a potluck for two!!! I went to grab the turkey mince out of the fridge it says it’s good till the 10th. But it doesn’t look good to me. Another reason why I’m trying to cook four things out of new cookbooks a week is because it’s teaching me how to vary my food. I’ve never actually made anything with turkey mince before so maybe it’s fine and I just don’t know. But it’s going a bit brown and when I opened the package it didn’t smell nice. I called my mother to ask what she thought, she lives in Indiana so her thought was, “How do I know, I can’t see it!” Good point. I told her my plans and she pointed out that if it had gone off at the best food poisoning can make you sick for a few days at worst it can kill you. So I threw out the turkey because I’m too chicken to eat it. Lesson learned. Freeze meet if you’re not going to cook it in the first three days.
For breakfast I had an apple with cashew butter. Then about 20 minutes after eating it I thought, “Wait, are cashews a nut or a legume.” According to google they’re a legume and NOT paleo. Oops. I’m trying to stick as close to pure Paleo as I can to see how it effects me. I guess I’ll eat that when I’m on the vegan diet. It’s been a day of food lessons!
Off to bed now. I have to get up early tomorrow to buy more turkey. And prepare myself for whatever lessons Day 5 has in store.