I love food. Love. It. Sometimes I wish I didn’t love it so much, because it would probably be a lot easier to eat healthier. But alas, I love food. And that’s okay. But lately — I’ve been in a bit of a food funk. Things don’t turn out or are merely okay, and I don’t share recipes that I don’t love. Not because I assume you’ll love what I love, but it makes me uncomfortable sharing things that I don’t actually enjoy. Plus, it’s really hard to make something sound good when you think it tastes yucky!
While I keep pinning lots of recipes that sound good, when it comes to making them, I either don’t feel like it or feel underwhelmed by the final result. And when that happens too often, I morph into a big, pouty baby. Seriously! Because I’m secretly looking for excuses to indulge, I’ll comfort myself with a big plate of pasta or a sweet treat. Now, I don’t want to ban those foods, but I want to stop turning to food for comfort 24/7. That’s why I’m overweight. I want to treat myself, responsibly and mindfully, versus it being a knee-jerk reaction.
When I’m having a good run in the kitchen, it is easier for me to eat healthier. Sure, I need to put my big girl pants on and stop allowing myself to justify eating poorly, but I also need to find some really yummy good-for-me recipes to have on stand-by too. That I know not only turn out every time but also taste great too.
So dear readers, I humbly request your assistance. What recipes, food blogs, cookbooks do you enjoy that have consistently good recipes? While I don’t follow any particular lifestyle diet (i.e. paleo, whole 30, etc), I’m certainly open to all recipes and diets. They also don’t have to be light or healthy recipes either as I enjoy fiddling with recipes to make them healthier too.
Please send me anything I might like from your favorite food blog(s), cookbook(s), recipes or place you hangout to get motivated. Again, I’m open to all diet and have no dietary restrictions myself (i.e. I’m not lactose intolerant or sensitive to gluten). I appreciate your support and help!