Food and drink sustains us. It gives us the energy to weather the joys and the trials in life; where there is food and drink, there is a bond of all humanity that usually lends itself to a variety of conversations, connections and ideas.
I owe my cooking and baking interests to my mother. When not a gathering place for homework and conversation the kitchen table held plates filled with a variety of foods. Mom’s diverse palate enticed her creativity introducing us to an assortment of all food types. Granted there were a few of her dishes that did not delight my childhood taste buds to which I vowed never to eat again only to find, much later into adulthood those foods I hated, are now some of my favorites.
Although I have no talent to just whip something up based on random ingredients pulled from the pantry as my mother, I became a user of recipes and accumulating a medley of cookbooks. Intrigued and fascinated to the recipes found within I noticed I have followed my mother’s footsteps to some degree; being daring and creative preparing predominantly made-from-scratch culinary delights. What ends up on the table to wet the whistle and fill the belly may not always turn out as planned though the attempt to a delightful melange of flavors and textures from various cultures and various eating styles can usually be found.
My eating habits are generally based on my mood and what the tastebuds have a hankering for. Variety is indeed the spice of life. One day or week might consist of mostly vegetarian dishes while other meals will fall in the category of pescetarian, flexitarian or vegan diet.
No matter what diet delights one’s tastebuds, moderation is the key. A healthy choice is always the first choice though find some less healthy recipes too irresistible not to try. I rather restrict myself to one or two bites then to never taste or miss the experience of some fascinating food creations.
- VEGETARIAN diet excludes meat.
- PESCETARIAN diet includes fish but not meat.
- FLEXITARIAN diet predominantly vegetarian diet, meat is occasionally consumed.
- VEGAN diet excludes meat, any foods produced by animals, such as eggs, dairy products and honey.
The hodgepodge of recipes are shared by request or because the recipe was so gosh darn good I just had to pass the information along. What you will find at EAT DRINK, Nourishment for the Body are favorites to our taste buds, those found in cookbooks, magazines, the internet, newspaper or recipes passed down within a family such as those in the Wroblewski Family Cookbook. May you enjoy the collection.
What recipes find their way to your kitchen table that are worth sharing?
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