This week I have been talking to a lot of clients and potential clients who basically don’t cook. At all. They are eager to work with me because they know that home cooked food will help them with their health and well-being, but that hurdle of getting into the kitchen can be a big one. One thing I hear over and over is that they are turned off from cooking because whenever they do cook it is such a huge production and they just don’t have time for that on a regular basis.
I am sympathetic to this argument because there was a time when I felt the same way. There was a time when I only had a few recipes that I felt confident in making and those recipes were all very labor and time intensive. It felt like a chore and a chore that was only worth taking on if it was a special occasion. At the time I was way too broke to eat out all the time, so instead I ate a lot of sandwiches, a lot of salads, a lot of depressing pasta with jars of sauce. I didn’t enjoy the food and I also didn’t feel very good. I often felt too full, sluggish, and I weighed about 10 pounds more than I do now. By switching to cooking real food for myself I rediscovered my health, my energy, and established a new relationship with my body. It was life changing….