I love food. I love growing it, cooking it, and eating it. This has caused a problem because I have one of those wonderfully slow metabolisms. A few years ago I lost about 70 pounds on Weight Watchers. Then I started getting serious about cooking. Julia Child was right, you can never have too much butter. So I gained a bunch of that weight back. I just joined Weight Watchers again. I realized that I gained all that weight because I valued good food over diet food. While Weight Watchers has some good recipes, they are not good enough for a foodie. As I have been cooking more consciously this week I realized that great food and diet food don’t have to be mutually exclusive. So last night I decided that I was going to make it my mission to come up with, or modify, recipes good enough for a foodie but also good enough to allow me to get on the dreaded scale on Wednesday without fear.
I am going to try to do several things with my recipes and my blogs. I want to push myself to be more creative with my cooking, and I look forward to getting tips from anyone else who stumbles on to my blog. I also am going to try to do recipes with ingredients that are in season and local. That won’t always be possible, but I want to try.
I look forward to starting this journey!