If I’m completely honest with you, while I’m still listening to my intuition when it comes to eating, it’s the preparing and cooking of the meals that has been a real chore lately. It hasn’t always been this way. I use to LOVE baking and cooking up a storm. But I’ve been in a culinary rut since last year. I don’t know exactly when the rut began but I’m pretty certain how I got myself into it. There were a few reasons actually:
- Work and Family Commitments: Our schedule, as with most families, has its peaks and valleys. Things get busy and meal planning, grocery shopping and taking the time to prep the meals falls to the back burner. Sometimes this means scrambling to pull something together at the last minute that is quick and easy.
- Frustration: When I do manage to find the time to spend creating what I think is a pretty decent meal, the inevitable comments from the kids of “What’s that?” and “I don’t want it.” or “I don’t like it” is enough to throw in the towel right then and there.
- Boredom: We have a list of summer and fall meal ideas as a go-to. The problem is we are often repeating the menu plans, having the same thing a couple of times a month. Ugh!
For my husband and I, who are self-confessed Foodies, this lack of desire to experiment and make awesome meals in the kitchen, is so depleting. But no longer! I’m on a quest this year to bring inspiration back into our kitchen once again (and back in to yours if you’re needing the inspiration). I’m picking up the apron, reviewing recipes online, revamping old family recipes and reigniting my foodie flame.
I’m starting a new weekly blog series – Foodie Fridays; starting this Friday!
- Partly born from this New Years resolution I set for myself
- Another part stemming from my mission to help others to be comfortable exploring ALL foods
Foodie Fridays will not be your average healthy eating blog. I want to remove the stigma and the labeling of food that tastes good as being bad for you. I want to show how supportive choices can incorporate all categories of food and that balanced eating means you are satisfying your physical needs as well as the emotional ones. “Everything in moderation” as my Dad always says and “Every meal with full awareness and intention” as I always say.
So let’s bring enjoyment AND awareness back to our dining tables!
Have you been or are you currently in a culinary rut? If so, what have you done to get yourself out of it? Have a great meal idea that you’d like to share? If it tastes good and satisfies the mind, body and soul than bring it! I’d love to hear from you 🙂