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Sunday, 10 February 2013

confession #000017

...or, the next nigella lawson

there are days when I just can't stop cooking. i wake up in the mood for it and don't stop until i would have cooked up a feast fit for an army.

usually, this kind of cooking marathon tends to include the baking of some cake or cupcakes but being on a diet, i resolved to just being inventive with veggies. moreover, with the two of us feeling the effects of winter to some degree or other, i want to make sure that we get all the nutrients needed to ward off any other colds or flus.

also, i recently got into the habit of having a cooked - mostly protein based - breakfast to start the day. to be quite honest, i'm not sure if this is the correct way to go about it ... but the calorie count of 1 egg + 2 slices ham flavoured soy sausage + an ounce of cottage cheese seem to add up to less than the usual bowl of fitness cereal and soy milk! fancy that!

anyway, so today, once i managed to awake fully (rising at 05:30 doesn't actually mean you wake up at 05:30), i cooked us a brunch with some lovely grilled veggies reminiscent of our little mediterranean island. i then got the craving for some real home cooked grub. i knew what I had to do.

just before i had moved out last year i had bought a moleskine recipe journal to take down all of my favourite recipes from mom's repertoire. and wherever i shall live, i shall always keep this recipe journal with me. there's still some recipes which need to be written in ... particularly those which mom inherited from her own mom's knowledge of north african cuisine ... not taking down those recipes earlier has been my biggest regret since nanna's passing.

given half a chance, i would probably drop everything and dedicate myself to cooking. but then again, i fear that by doing that, it would lose much of the allure and therapeutic effect it has on me.









2 Comments:

At 10 February 2013 at 16:01 , Blogger Priscilla Mifsud said...

Hi Mar, I love this blog. It's awesome, keep it up and I'll be following ;)

 
At 11 February 2013 at 11:50 , Blogger Mariel Sacco said...

Hi Priscilla! Thanks a real lot for the encouragement :) please do keep following ... and spread the word ;) x

 

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