yesterday i created a whole new page to share a very personal story with all of you. what i realized after reading comments, emails, facebook messages, etc is that so many of us are in the same boat together! thank you so much for taking the time to write, for sharing your stories with me, for reaching out. it means the world to me. i’m so sad to hear the stories of those of you who suffered for years taking drugs, having surgeries, struggling with western medicine. it’s so frustrating to feel like there might be other answers and the medical community at large fails to acknowledge them. it’s so important to me to get this information to as many people as possible, to prevent more people from going through what i’m reading about in these emails. if you would, please send my story to anyone you know who could benefit from it.
one of the questions that kept popping up was where i find my recipes/ideas for what to cook. before i got sick i always thought cooking involved lots of ingredients, technique, fancy equipment, time, cookbooks, etc. i don’t have the patience for most of that on an every day basis. i prefer to keep a pantry/fridge stocked with grains, fruits and veggies, seasonings and throw things together based on what’s seasonal and what i’m craving. truth be told, i make a lot of dishes that don’t taste that great! but i’m learning, and it’s part of the process. i get excited when i create a dish that’s tasty (like this one!). and then when i hit a creative wall, i pull out a recipe and get inspired! so here’s some places to pull recipes/ideas from (they aren’t all macrobiotic, or even vegan, but there are recipes on each that are…and i often find that i only really need a recipe for the inspiration, i take the ideas and run with what i have on hand /fits my dietary needs). please, leave your favorites in the comment section and i will make a MASTER LIST. yes, a master list. EXCITING!
*photo by lou