Step away from the kitchen!

I recently got an email from someone asking me why I had not written about my spiritual cooking adventures this week. So to those of you who have been wondering why I have not written; there is a simple explanation. I have been sick for the last 10 days. I won’t go into detail, but suffice it to say that the only thing I was cooking in my kitchen was tea and toast. Those seemed to be the two things I could keep in my stomach. So while my heart would have liked to have been continuing on my zucchini adventures, my body was not willing. Zoë, much to her excitement I think, was left to eat anything she could order in, microwave, toast, or get through the local drive through. While being sick was not fun and taking a break from the kitchen was not what I had in store, my time resting reminded me of the importance of taking a Sabbath.
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Spiritual Pizza

Growing up I have these fond memories of my parents bringing us to Mario’s pizzeria. I could not tell you where it was anymore, I just remember it being one of those foods we all loved. It was not something we had very often. I remember the cheese, which seemed to stretch for miles, the aroma of the pizza parlor and time spent with family. Over the years, my memories of pizza have changed. With the advent of corporate pizza chains who delivered and frozen pizzas, it went from being one of those special treats that I savored to something you ordered when you didn’t feel like cooking or needed a quick comfort food. While I have been intrigued by some of the techniques like putting extra cheese in the crust, pizza has been losing it’s specialness for me. As I have been working to transform our diets and have us eating healthier, it has been one of those foods, which just never seemed to fit the 30 grams of carbs rule.
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