My adventures in cooking usually start in the grocery store. I either find some bean, or vegetable that I have never used or don’t use very often and decide to bring it home. The internet is a fantastic resource for inspiration when it comes to figuring out what to make for dinner. Because I don’t always find the recipe first, I’ll often only have that item plus whatever else I have in my cupboards and my grocery cart. Often a lot of substitutions need to be made to accommodate the fact that I don’t have everything that the recipe calls for, and also because I like to decrease the salt, sugar and fat as much as possible without forsaking flavor. I just don’t want to give myself clogged arteries either. I love my arteries free flowing.
It’s a fine balance if you ask me. I don’t wont want my food to taste like I am on some weird health kick that involves seaweed, dried mushrooms and onion butter. My mother was on the macrobiotic kick for a while. Anyone try the macrobiotic diet? Some of the stuff is pretty good, just like healthy food should be, but some of it was just plain awful. I’m sorry but it’s true.