Lately, I've been thinking a lot about what would make my future self happy. Not necessarily in the materialistic sense of something like getting a new couch (although that would be really quite lovely, my futon breaks when you breathe on it), but moreso in the sense of figuring out how to seek peace and love within life's moments and experiences, even the unpredictable ones. Obviously, I've been more conscious of this in the past few months than I've ever been before, but the thing that's helped the most? Rediscovering the joy and fulfillment that I feel when I'm in my kitchen at home.
With that in mind, I'm happy to report that I'll be bringing you new recipes every Friday starting next week. I've been working diligently and trying out new flavors and foods (some I like, some I still don't like - blech) that are vegan, gluten-free, and totally TRFD-friendly. I know I've posted a few here and there, but as a rule, I don't enjoy sharing things here with y'all that I haven't 100% mastered. But, as I read through the e-mails you've sent me and the comments you've left, I recognize that there are a lot of ladies out there who aren't being supported in their dietary choices - whether or not it's for medical reasons or from a place of mindfulness. And that's a real tragedy to me.
I look forward to bringing more food into all of our lives, because I think it's an important part of how people contribute to their self-fulfillment and happiness. The kitchen has always been the heart of the home for me - where the best smells are smelled and the greatest tastes are tasted. The place where people laugh and share stories over meals. The place where partners bond, friendships form, and families have communal memories. I have a life outside the kitchen, and I look forward to continuing to share that with y'all, too; but just because I live in New York doesn't mean I have to cave to the stereotype of the woman who uses her oven as storage.
Stay tuned for these Friday night recipes - and if you try any of them or have recommendations of what you'd like to see, please do let me know! I lurve getting e-mails, tweets, instagrams, and comments.