"What can you eat?" A question that I get asked all the time. I use to feel frustrated every time I got asked that question because it bothered me that people thought that I limit myself from eating so many things. But over the past couple years I've come to accept that question. Probably because I have expanded my palette, cooking styles, and taste for so many new ingredients. The list of what I do eat seems endless. When you focus on what you CAN eat, you don't even think about what you choose not to eat. Nowadays when I get asked "what can you eat?"...oh boy, are you in for a long night of hearing me passionately talk about the foods I love, the different styles of cooking, the hundreds of interesting ingredients that so many people would find exotic. I eat an endless number of foods and I continue branching out new recipes, new cooking styles, exploring new ingredients, and experimenting with cooking.
There is no end to learning and growth! For example, yesterday I learned that I'm in love with broccoli rabe! I've had broccoli rabe many times in the past, but I've never been a huge fan of it. But these past couple weeks, after making several of Susan's dishes that call for broccoli rabe, I can't get enough. I want more!
Another dish I'm excited about is clear soup. I grew up on clear soup and I make it often, but today I made Susan's recipe. It was so delicious! I've always boiled my mochi, but Susan pan fries her mochi. That made the soup more hearty! Perfect for cold weather. Mmmmm!
I encourage all of you to branch out and try new recipes and cooking styles. I hope some of you have been cooking along with me.
60 recipes from "The Complete Macrobiotic Diet" down, 22 more to go! Nine days left.
Puréed Chickpea Soup (p.304)
Sautéed Broccoli Rabe (p.336)
Pasta with Cauliflower and Baby Arugula Sauce (p.291)
Clear Soup (p.306)
Sweet Vegetable Kimpira (p.333) I used carrots and parsnips.
Panna Cotta with Fresh Fruit Sauce (p.357)