Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blissful Sunday in the kitchen.

There are few things that make me happier than a quiet day at home with my husband, cooking. Today, I'm enjoying just such a day. I consider myself a progressive, forward-thinking woman, but I can't deny my inherent love of feeding and doting on Robert. Plus, I love to eat food.

The day began with a yummy breakfast: spinach and cheddar scrambled eggs with uncured pepper bacon (no nitrites here!). I spent all afternoon baking pies - one pear-pomegranate, one pumpkin - and topped it off making Autumn Vegetable Soup from this fantastic cookbook, a well-used gift from my mother-in-law. I can smell the flavors simmering as I write this! Pure bliss.

I'm working toward more "conscious" eating - knowing exactly what I'm eating and eating it with love and gratefulness. I'm dong pretty well, and I feel amazing. And when I eat crappy food mindlessly, I really feel crappy, which is a great incentive. Now I just need to exercise more consistently... one thing at a time.