When I eat, this is WHAT I eat…
Food is like art to me. It’s like a puzzle with lots of different pieces and we get to decide how to throw all that together. Textures, flavors, temperature..let alone cost, personal preference and digestive sensitivities ALL come into play when I’m creating in the kitchen. This is the part that MANY people have a hard time with.
Just like if an artist put a pencil in my hand and tells me to draw a picture of a girl or landscape or whatever...my picture would be a stick figure at first, but over time I could learn technique and the right tools to make my picture more beautiful. The difference is that when we are creating meals, most of it will taste good if we use the right measurements. And really the techniques are fairly easy to pick up.
Below is just a list of foods I eat, and of course I have a cheat sheet for grocery shopping if you want me to send to you I will...just comment below.
Nuts-All types-minimize cashews
Dairy-All types - full fat
Vegetables-All types-no potatoes or sweet potatoes
La Croix Seltzer waters (Pamplemouse is my FAV!)
Deli meat-All types (no sugar added)
Bacon (no sugar added)
Pickles (no sugar added)
Blue cheese dressing-homemade or no sugar added
Ranch dressing (no sugar added)
BBQ sauce (no sugar added)
Butter (grass fed if it fits budget)
Spices and seasonings
Heavy whipping cream
Full fat plain greek yogurt-sparingly
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Chicken salad, curry chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad ALL WITH REAL MAYO
Vodka or Tequila-1-2 drinks about once a month
So think of the food listed above as your tools. The recipes and techniques are what you will use to create beautiful and delicious art in the kitchen.