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Experimental cooking and good habits

Friday, January 20, 2017

I'm slowly working my way (back) to a good balance between good habits (household chores, organizing, healthy nutrition, exercising) and a little self-indulgence - I learned the hard way that trying to be all disciplined and hard-working and guilt-tripping myself if I fail doesn't work on the long run.

I'm a little bit proud that I'm keeping up the habit of daily meditation and walking (sometimes both at the same time), and goodness, am I looking forward to a weather where I can cylce without my nose freezing.

I'm currently concentrating on using up the groceries I have before bying more; I tend to by both junk food and healthy stuff, but then I eat the junk food first and let the pulses and whole grains collect dust (and, much worse, the fresh vegetables go bad!).

It leads to some interesting cooking experiments, like using that acorn flour I made for pancakes. Turned out strange but edible, which is more than I can say for my first attempts at flax seed flour pancakes.

And I'm in love with my christmass splurge: a food processor which pulverizes anything from bananas to whole grains. Turns out pretty much anything can be turned into a fresh healthy soup on a hot evening, just liquidize, spice, heat. VoilĂ !

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  • PROVERBS31JULIA
    I've kinda discovered the same thing with vegetables soup but in reverse: Cook the whole shebang in the Instant Pot (after cleaning veggies, cutting them to manageable sizes, peeling away bad peel parts or all peels if you like veggies to not have any peels, seeds out, etc.). Some seasonings I cook in the IP and others I adjust for after the veggies are cooked. Then blend the whole mess together either in blender or with my stick blender (depending on how smooth or how chunky I want my soup to be.). It all works and warm soup is a bonus in cold weather.
    155 days ago
  • MEOWMEEEOW
    Sounds like a great learning process! I'm proud of you for making yourself eat the produce.
    1122 days ago
  • HLANIER4
    Ha ha. So, true. I love throwing together random ingredients.
    1123 days ago
  • TERRI101959
    Thanks for the reminder about the soup! I used to do one I loved with chicken broth, some zucchini, one small potato (to give it some substance), and basil for flavor. Then I use the stick blender to puree. We should always have soup or salad as a first course!
    1123 days ago
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