Hello everyone! I hope that you had a great weekend and that you are settling in to a good start to the week. I had a lovely weekend with friends and family which I will talk about in tomorrow’s recap post. Today I wanted to talk a bit about my love of cooking and what it means to me.
I have enjoyed cooking for as long as I can remember. My mom taught me to make eggs in 3rd or 4th grade so I could learn a staple breakfast item. From there I began experimenting, learning, and eventually branching out to much more than eggs.
I also enjoyed cooking with my grandmother and have wonderful memories of us together in the kitchen wearing homemade aprons and enjoying time together. It’s not just the fact that I enjoy delicious foods or love to experiment with flavors. I think what it boils down to is that for me, cooking is showing love.
Making a delicious meal for yourself is self-love and we can all stand to work on showing ourselves some self-love. Making a delicious meal for others is even more satisfying as it shows that you care and that you want them to relax and enjoy themselves. Making a meal is inviting someone in to your life, inviting them for conversation, sharing, and all that comes along with meal time.
Lastly, cooking has allowed me to show others that healthy foods can be flavorful and delicious. I think sometimes the best way to show others new and different foods is by preparing it for them! I love discovering new foods and showing others that healthy can be fun!
I hope that my love of cooking and my love of learning shows in my recipes. I hope that as I continue to learn and grow with my knowledge of food and health in general, others may feel love radiating from my food. Sometimes showing a loved one you care about them is as simple as offering them a nice meal!
How do you show love? Do you feel loved when someone makes you food?
Tell me in the comments below!