Hi loves! I hope you had a good Thursday and if not, I hope reading this post will make you feel better.
I come from a family of people who love to cook. My grandma makes a mean chicken stew! and my sister actually cooks for a living! If you have any event be it a wedding, workshop, training, birthdays in Lilongwe, then she’s your girl. She goes by Didi’s Kitchen. Here are her contacts!
I, on the other hand, am so lazy I can’t manage to cook for people when they want me to. I am more of a cooking because I want to kind of person. I cook at my own time really and I cannot express how much I enjoy cooking. Here are some three reasons why I am cooking my through this pandemic.
- Cooking gives me Joy!
There are so many things that people do to get out of their minds and I cook. For example, when a boy I like is not giving me attention or him and I fought or I just low key hate him at that time, I find my way to the kitchen. Ridiculous huh! Nope! If I had a long day at work or had a fall out with a friend or family the kitchen is the room I go to. When life is throwing me all these things at me be it stress, loss, anxiety, you name it, or even wins, I take these things and create a bomb meal out of all these emotions. Cooking gives me so much joy that I cannot find anywhere else. You have no idea how much making a sandwich makes me happy. Sandwiches are actually my specialty. I love making those bad boys and boy do they taste delish!
- Comfort food
I have trouble with comforting people when they are down. I am compassionate and empathetic, but for me to find the right words that will soothe them is a bit difficult for me. The only thing I can do for my loved ones is to make them some comfort food.
Food is my love language and putting a smile on someone’s face after they have eaten something delicious fulfils my soul. I have been cooking my way through the pandemic and into people’s hearts. I feel like people should be able to give what they can. Some are great with words; you may be sad one minute and they will only have to say one or two sentences and your face lights up. your heart feels so much better and warm after hearing their words. Others are gifted with humour. You may be in the middle of a tear-jerking party and they just crack one joke and you find yourself laughing so loud you forget what hurt you in the first place. And then there’s me who gives people food to make them feel better. Use what you can.
- I am a Foodie!
Raise your hand if you get cranky when you are hungry and get back to normal when there is a plate of food in front of you! You’re not alone. There is actually an army of us out there. My love for food is what gets me in the kitchen. I crave for something and I make it. I see a new recipe on social media, I try it out. I like to play my taste buds and satisfying my cravings. When you hear music in my kitchen just know something cooking is going to be delicious. The music distracts me and put me in a good mood to cook. I am one of those people that never tire to prepare a one person meal.
For me, the thing that I love most above cooking is the thrill of making something out of ordinary ingredients. Sometimes I make food and I don’t even eat it. I give it to my friends. The two hours or 10 minutes I spend to prepare a meal or a snack gets me out of my head and puts me in a bubble where I find so much peace its incredible! You don’t have to be a great cook to love cooking. I am also learning. Think of the process more than the outcome itself. Lord knows how many pancakes I have burned before making the perfect ones!
If you are looking for something to keep you busy when you are stressed, bored or just trying to find a new hobby, Google a recipe of your favourite meal, play around with what you have and watch yourself kick ass in the kitchen! It’s refreshing. You can also be cooking your way through this pandemic!
All my love,