We didn’t have much wiggle room in our budget for eating out, but we allowed ourselves a generous grocery budget. I didn’t spend any time clipping coupons or shopping sales. I never make freezer meals. I don’t buy in bulk. My only secret is to keep it simple. Make a list, buy what you need and make food at home. The more steps you add to the process the less likely you are to do it! You also need to find some inspiration that makes you excited to cook! I keep a stash of delicious looking healthy recipes over on pinterest to keep me interested. It makes me want to cook. I look forward to it after a long day of sitting in front of the computer, chopping vegetables somehow becomes therapeutic. It’s the healthiest creative outlet that I can think of.
I am also in love with the lost art of saying grace before a meal. The simple act of being thankful for all that you have been given changes the way you take part in eating. Making meals also creates a special event where you sit down alone or together making for a place of intentional quiet or easy conversation. Making food forces you to slow down.
Jane Hirschfield has a poetic article on this subject called Five Utensils of the Spirit.
I ended up liking cooking so much that I made a weird food blog with painted recipes.
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