Monday, May 2, 2011
I am not a very good cook. I am not a foodie. I am, however, an eater. I love to eat. One of the big pieces to my puzzle has been figuring out what to eat & how much of it to eat.
Whereas Old Sara ordered a lot of take-out & went out to eat all of the time, New Sara cooks nearly every week night & forages weekend dinners out of the frozen leftovers of prior meals. I wouldn't say that I enjoy cooking, but I definitely enjoy the fruit of my labor: healthy food that largely tastes good.
I've stayed away from recipe posts because the BIGGEST piece of my puzzle has & always will be the mental work. That is what has driven me to write & what interests me the most. I got to be 269 pounds because there were things that were broken in my head that caused me to eat in unhealthy ways. However, ignoring food & eating seems a bit disingenuous.
A lot of people have asked me "what do you eat?" & I always end up sputtering & stammering--am I supposed to throw out a Split Pea Soup recipe on the spot? Or is that just another silver bullet question? I'm not sure, but I do know that I've thrown a new tab at the top of my blog called "Weight-y Eats." Right now, it's just a couple of ugly little links. Maybe at some point I'll doll it up with some pictures or a scratch-&-sniff monitor feature. Regardless, I'm going to start posting some of my favorite recipes.
I'd love it if people would use the comments on the recipes to toss around other ideas/recipes/links. I am a big believer in eating what tastes good & is good fuel & that combination can be hard to achieve. Let's help each other out!