Once there was a busy mama and yoga teacher who realized that in her goal of always cooking healthy, delicious meals for her family that she had forgotten to bake any treats for a long long time, well since Christmas. :-). And so she magically created a little more time one busy morning, when she ought to have been doing more practical things like organizing her teaching calendar and getting her son to school right on time (he made it, thanks to Dad), and she decided to fill the kitchen with the aroma of fresh baked apples with some spice.
“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” Craig Claiborne
If you don’t “cook” daily or often, cooking can often seem so laborious. Yet if you look at it as a way of creating nourishment for yourself and those you love, it becomes an act of mindfulness.
Here’s what I love about cooking.
It’s focused alchemy. You take a few ingredients, you add heat, or some other force, a lot of LOVE – and magic (usually) happens. And you know what, it’s grounding.