For a long time now I have had a love affair with cookbooks. And with cooking. And baking for that matter.
I am one of those people who actually reads cookbooks. I can read a recipe and I know how it will taste and if we'll enjoy it. I also know when I read it how I can alter it if I don't have all the ingredients.
But it's more than that. Many cookbooks transport me to a different world, a different culture - like this one I just checked out at our library. The recipes are as intriguing as the photos are beautiful!
Some people cook only to feed themselves and their families and many people I know don't cook for themselves at all when they are on their own. I do. I get the same pleasure from cooking these meals as I do from eating them.
This meal of wheat berries with swiss chard (the yummy caramelization is from added pomegranate molasses) and little turkey burgers (with grated zucchini, mint, cilantro and other spices) was easy and fun to make and delicious to eat - with plenty of leftovers!
I cook to feed my soul as much as our bellies. And I cook because it's another creative outlet for me, one that engages all of my senses.
But don't get me wrong. It's not just about the cooking - I LOVE to eat, to try new tastes and old favorites, fancy meals as well as comfort food.
This cookbook is a keeper - that's for sure!
I with you a beautiful day filled with food that nourishes your body as well as your soul!