Love to Cook

I do love to cook. I enjoy prepping the food, taking care that everything is cut, sliced, chopped, diced or minced properly. And then, to cook these ingredients, and to make something where the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts, well, that is magical,  I call it Kitchen Alchemy.

But it doesn’t begin with the food prep, getting your mise en place finished. Even before that, I love meal-planning, recipe creation – I enjoy a stroll through Wegmans, looking at the produce, meat and cheese and waiting for inspiration to strike, which it always does.

Most of all, I love cooking for other people. I get a thrill when someone takes a bite of something I’ve prepared for them, and I hear that little groan of delight, or see that “Oh My God” expression slide across their face at first taste of good food.

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TIL: About Feeders and Gainers

Today I Learned (TIL) about feeders and gainers.

As a heath-care professional and as someone who has battled bulimia, and finally, as someone who still struggles daily with body dysmorphia, I find intentional extreme obesity unconscionable. I have some major disagreements with many so-called Fat Activists and proponents of Health at Every Size (HAES), which I’ll eventually discuss more in depth in a later post, but I wanted to share this eye-opening gem.