Monday, June 15, 2009
(Client: Claire) "First Cooking Lesson"
My first cooking session was Friday afternoon, and I was exhausted. The week, the heat, and my general lack of energy made me think that I’d be suffering through the 2-hours instead of soaking up the info and getting excited about the first day of the rest of my life. But when I got into the kitchen and saw the pot of potatoes on the stove, I was heartened. I LOVE potatoes. No diet I’ve ever had has included a big pot of potatoes, and seeing it made me believe I had a chance. We made an Asian cabbage dish with tofu, potato salad, mashed potatoes and a tropical smoothie. Simply tasting each of these as we prepared them really filled me up. And as a special surprise, Dominique gave me a “crème brulee” which was actually made with pineapple! Delicious. So We chatted and cooked, and had a great time, and I left with many little containers of the three dishes we had cooked. And I’ll be honest-- I had thought that when I left I might swing by KFC or McDs to have a last fling meal. But all the discussion we’d had about what the food industry puts in prepared food, plus looking forward to tasting that potato salad again got me home without stopping. Dinner was very satisfying, and I didn’t wake up tired the next morning for the first time in a while.