If you don’t know much about me, then I’d like to let you in on a little something. When I met my husband six years ago, he worked in a kitchen at an adorable bistro in beautiful Old Montreal. He had worked there for almost ten years. He was the cook in the relationship, going as far as preparing my sandwiches for lunch. I really didn’t know the first thing about cooking. I wouldn’t dare experiment when cooking with a recipe, I followed it precisely, in hopes that I wouldn’t screw it up. This went on for years. I was completely dependent on my husband and his culinary skills. I was spoiled!
When I adopted a vegetarian diet three years ago, everything changed. I became extremely curious about plant based ingredients and how I can develop a recipe with them. I still sucked in the kitchen at the beginning, but I cannot believe how far I’ve come. I cook for my family every night of the week. I focus on creating nutritious, tasty, satisfying meals with simple ingredients. This has always been our style of cooking; we like simple, down to earth meals that are absolutely delicious and do not leave you wanting something more.
Sometimes, amongst all the fantastic food blogs I follow, I feel like I am the only one who once had nothing to offer culinary wise. You’re all so special, creative, and talented! Today, I am no pro and still have much to learn, but if I can make my family and friends’ bellies happy, and share with all of you something interesting enough that you actually try yourself at home, I am totally satisfied and happy.
I read this post today on the most beautiful and successful vegan blog, Oh She Glows, where Angela let us in on how she started. It was so relatable, and I thought some of you may appreciate it as well, if indeed, you are like me (and Angela), and once sucked.
If you take something from this post, you should know I’ve had my fair share of judgement – about my diet choices, my blog (and the reason for its existence amongst thousands of other food blogs), my capabilities, my lifestyle, etc. It took a long time to realize it, but I have finally accepted that when others are negative, it is simply a reflection of how unhappy they are with themselves. It truly has nothing to do with me. So I’ll keep drinking my green juice, and encourage you to keep on, too!
Here is a quote from Angela today on Oh She Glows:
“This summer marks my fourth year since I started experimenting with vegan recipe development. In what feels like the blink of an eye, I’ve shared over 400 recipes (and many more photos) with you on this blog. When I started out I didn’t know how to cook a simple potato or chop an onion. Seriously. Thankfully, the wondrous internet reassured me that I was not the only person to ever type such a question into a search engine. Whew. Aside from cooking, I’d never shot a picture of food in my life, nor did it ever cross my mind to do so. Now, a day doesn’t go by when I don’t pick up my camera or chef’s knife.”
Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/#ixzz2c3U7HZ37