I’ve really enjoyed cooking again lately. Slow travelling in the van, finding lovely local farm shops and parking in new locations inspires me. It’s not something I particularly push, more that the urge to cook comes and goes.
Something that’s been slow-flowing in the deep waters of this Self is the need to understand why I do certain things, and why I can find some healthy habits difficult to maintain.
I suppose where I’m at is the belief that when the internal ecosystem is balanced, making choices that are beneficial to my body and mental health become second nature.
It’s a long process of rewilding the body, of removing internal structures that no longer serve me, but this process can, at times, set me back somewhat while everything settles into a new form. Sometimes it feels that everyone else is zooming past, until I remind myself that it’s not a competition, just a journey we’re all undertaking, and no two paths are the same.
Last night I soaked a tonne of chickpeas. Today I boiled them and made 3 dishes:
Home made sun-dried tomato hummus.
Spicy pan-roasted chickpeas (dish was slightly bitter so I chopped some fresh tomato in for sweetness).
Hounds had mashed chickpeas + veg + rice + tinned sardines.
Cooking this way saves time and energy and means we all eat well while getting as close to zero food waste as I can.
We also had:
Boiled potatoes stirred into chopped basil, olive oil, black pepper & nutritional yeast.
Flat green beans boiled then stirred into olive oil, garlic and salt.
Salad leaves – round lettuce + rocket. All the leftovers have gone in the fridge for tomorrow’s lunch.
Human food was vegan g/f.
Hound food contains fish.