Blogging lately has been a little weird. Usually I do a lot of meal planning and cooking at home, but I’ve been tied up with eating out and working on a recipe testing project. Also, with Ryan putting in so many hours at work (he’s a CPA and duh, it’s tax time), we’re not doing normal blogworthy dinners.
So, when my schedule cleared up and I had an opportunity to cook at home, I was pretty excited. Not wanting to go to the grocery store, I started to meditate while driving home.
Yep, I meditated with my eyes open while driving.
Kind of funny to think about really, but it worked. I started with one ingredient I knew I had in the fridge: asparagus.
I pictured it in my mind.
I envisioned ways it could be cut.
I repeated it in my head: asparagus, diagonally cut asparagus.
I thought of ingredients asparagus goes well with: green onions.
Asparagus and green onions.
Thinly sliced green onions with diagonally cut asparagus.
I continued to add ingredients such as tofu and soy sauce to my meditation until I remembered a blog post I did almost a year ago. Suddenly, I had my meal planned and I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and make this:
It felt energizing to be able to cook what I wanted and provide a healthy meal for dinner (and leftovers for Ryan’s lunch). It was also refreshing to look back at that blog post and remember why I blog.
I blog to share stories, information, and food ideas with friends and family. I blog so that I can look back and remember my life of food. I blog to build relationships with new people and to open the door to new ideas from others. I blog because I enjoy it.