I consider myself to be a tireless advocate of the kitchen. The more I go, the more I learn and believe in what I’m talking about. I truly believe we can elevate our quality of life by taking the time to prepare home cooked meals with whole ingredients from scratch. By doing this we encourage diginity and ground ourselves. The habits we form are what make us who we are. Our way of life = Our quality of life.
Sometimes the reason we do something is because we don’t know any better. We do know better, in this case, we just need to look back a generation or two at history. Look back to our great grandparents – what they cooked and how they ate. Good food is not fast, it takes time. It doesn’t come in a box or a bag.
Food should be made by hand; It is an extension of ourselves. A good working, productive kitchen shows character and integrity. For our soul, it should calm us and restore us through our hands and our senses. Just take the time to think about what comes from your kitchen. What kind of a place is it? Is it actually a place or a reheating zone? Do you eat there? Does your kitchen sustain you or is it just a room in your house? What is your relationship with your kitchen? When was the last time you made a meal from scratch? I love to cook and it’s taken me time to reform my eating habits to my thinking. It’s worth it.