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Inspiration in the Kitchen

29 Nov

My inspiration to blog

My blogging journey started when people would constantly ask me what I was eating as a vegetarian. As I tend to do, I would elaborate in great detail about the meals I was cooking and how easy it was to whip up a dish each night. People were fascinated that I could eat burgers, spaghetti and meatballs, burritos, and stir fry, among many other things, while all of it being completely vegetarian. They wanted the recipes and since I don’t measure ingredients and always change an already-prepared recipe, I had no way to share my passion for healthy cooking to the masses. Plus, I wanted to convey a deeper message than just passing on a recipe, which is why I try to always add a little story or more information on the ingredients in my posts. Since then, I have expanded my blogging world and started writing about other topics that come across my mind. But, vegetarian cooking is where it all really began and it is what inspired me to start a blog. Even though I like to post pictures and I write about running, it still always comes back to the kitchen.

This post is in response to WordPress’ Photo Challenge of what inspires bloggers.

My Heart through a Filtered Lens

17 Oct

Whistle While You Work

15 Oct
Singing Kitchen Utensils

Cool kettle guitar that I found on Trend Hunter’s website

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to cook I go…

When I’m cooking, I usually play some tunes to relax and unwind. I find cooking therapeutic, with the best combination being great music in the background while cooking a fantastic recipe. A pinch of parsley there, a dash of Ray LaMontagne there.

Last night, while I was cooking Sweet Potato Burritos (from a previous post), my music of choice was Iron & Wine’s Shepherd’s Dog album. I also listened to their song Such Great Heights, which will always remind me of my college days, watching Garden State all the time and listening to the soundtrack on repeat. Their melodic tunes with the aroma of Mexican food in the air was a fabulous way to end a great weekend.

When you cook, do you listen to music?  If so, what do you listen to?

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