Still Cookin', Good-Lookin'!
I've been teaching 6th grade art for 7 weeks now. It's nuts. We all thought last year was weird and tough, but this year? Off the HOOK. Not sure why yet. But I DO know I need to stay on top of my health. I'm slowing meeting new, wonderful doctors in the KU Health System. Primary doc, ob/gyn, rheumatologist, dermatologist, imaging lab, general lab (love these ladies). Next up, ophthalmologist. It takes a team for any hope of wellness success!
Somehow, most evenings after teaching, I'm finding the energy to cook dinner. It takes some serious planning, though. Sundays I make a list of the meals and snacks I want to repeat or attempt for the first time. I'm trying to stay seasonal, getting inspiration from the many Instagram foodies that I follow. Don't get me wrong, I could consume sharp cheddar, sourdough, and gin all day and be thrilled. But I know I need a bit more color and diversity.
Below are some recent successes. Fall is slowly crawling it's way to Kansas City, which for cooks means a new season and styles of cooking. Pumpkin, squash, apples and cider, sweet potatoes. Roasting, toasting, and the occasional bake. Above all, I am trying to focus on whole food. At a glance, I want to recognize what I'm eating. As opposed to a casserole mash or pulverized soup. I truly believe my body needs a range of textures, colors, and solubility. Real veg and a bit of meat, paired with a sensational, fresh sauce, dressing, or dip.
So for now, enjoy the pretty pictures. They tasted pretty great, too. Bon appetit!