One of my biggest pet peeves as a student (or really a person in general) is someone complaining that they can’t eat healthy because they don’t have time to cook. I am surprised every day by people’s comments of “I don’t know how you do it?!” as if making a salad or a stir fry is some strange sort of magic.
15 minutes later it was chopped, cooked, plated and ready to eat. You can’t tell me that doesn’t look tasty. You can’t tell me that there is anything equally fresh and delicious that you could order from a restaurant or heat up in the microwave.
15 minutes. That’s it. Sure I like to spend more time in the kitchen making something more elaborate when I have the time, but I don’t need more than that to make something fabulous. People don’t believe me when I say you really don’t need more than that but I swear I’m telling the truth 🙂
To have simple, healthful, food to fuel my body and my mind is why I cook. To eat delicious foods that I know I will love (and that will love my body) is why I cook. To know what is in my food, where it comes from and how it is prepared is why I cook. To show love to my family, friends, and BF is why I cook. The magic of transforming raw ingredients into whatever it is I want, to enjoy the beauty of what can be done with good food is why I cook.
Why do you cook?