Taste! Season! Taste! Season!
After a while of being on the diet I have discovered experimentation with food. I used to try to replicate full carbohydrate dishes but after many failed attempts I decided to give up all together.
So now I experiment with different types of ingredients that I would never have thought of before. For instance, yesterday I made tortillas using pumpkin puree and you know what? They were delicious.
One part of creating your own recipes is that you feel such accomplishment when you have a product that tastes great and belongs to you. This process is important because when you create your own recipes you feel a stronger connection with the diet as it is satisfying to create a worthwhile dish that you will want to eat again.
But on the other hand when you are experimenting with food you have to keep tasting to know what to add and what to snuff out what doesn’t belong. After a while of tasting you will realize you have basically eaten the equivalent of a full portion.
So appreciate a spectacular dish and the nibbles that when into it.
(you can find this recipe in the recipe section of this website and I will include a picture below)
I bet you’ve all seen the commercial on TV where the dad comes home, looks in the fridge, can’t find anything he wants to eat, and so the next thing you see is several pizzas arrive at the door. What a cop out. I get it, you get home from work, you’re tired, you say to yourself I don’t have time or energy to make anything and everyone is hungry. Or perhaps you live in the city and you have a small kitchen, and the city culture is more about eating out and ordering in than it is about cooking. So what this means is you have to develop a joy of cooking. I used to work in a restaurant. Before I worked in the restaurant when I cooked I became extremely angry, but after I started working at the restaurant, I learned how ridiculous it looks to freak out over food.
So now that I am experimenting in the kitchen with the purpose of creating low carb good delicious food, I concentrate on taste and creativity, this is my opportunity to eat right and feel good.
Food is essential to life. A tremendous source of pleasure, and is fundamental to our health. The goal is to eat well because you enjoy it. You like the way taking care of yourself makes you feel. When you cook low carb, you eat for pure pleasure and to nourish your body when you’re hungry. Not for comfort when you’re lonely or upset. There is no better place than around the dinner table to teach the people that we love about wholesome foods.
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