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NaBloPoMo – Day 10

Posted by Sowmya on May 10, 2014

Well, to the non physical food related nourishment today.
Eating the right food provides nourishment. But surprisingly, cooking the food in the right way provides immense mental and to an extent spiritual nourishment.
To take my personal example, I recently started taking an interest in food, more specifically in baking. The satisfaction I get when the bread dough doubles in size or when the cake rises perfectly to the edge of the pan and no more, my heart swells with pride and my mind feels nourished. A feeling of completeness and the joy of creating something envelopes me. I don’t even think about eating what I have made because I am satiated by the act of creating it and my nourishment is complete right there.
With each dish each day, my feeling of refreshment and nourishment grows and it puts back together my broken attitude and zest piece by piece.
My mother-in-law once told me that cooking and feeding someone, anyone is extremely therapeutic. I didn’t believe her then. But now, seven years later, I can see the wisdom in her words and hopefully will be able to feed her well during her impending visit next week!

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NaBloPoMo – Day 5

Posted by Sowmya on May 5, 2014

Would you ever want a personal chef, or do you enjoy cooking your own meals?

Well, that is something to think about. I have recently begun to enjoy being the kitchen and actually look around to see it. I have discovered baking and I totally love it! So now I am in my favorite stage of any project – learning and loving to learn. There is so much to learn and know. The more I know the more I discover I don’t know. Right now, I am enjoying myself in the kitchen, surprisingly so.

So maybe I would like to cook my own meals. But I am not sure how long this phase will last. So I should safely say that though I would love to cook, I would have a chef to do the boring bits for me eg. Regular cooking including rice, rasam sambhar, etc. I would do the fun exotic cooking for which the prep would be done by the chef. What fun!

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