Although I aspire for “balance” – both in the food I eat and in my life – at times I struggle, as I tend to lean more toward the “all or nothing” side of the fence.
So, I was especially drawn to this week’s cookbook and to author Ellie Krieger’s “usually-sometimes-rarely food philosophy” and her golden rule that “no food is ever off limits.” In the introduction to Weeknight Wonders, Ellie writes, “The idea is that there is no need to deprive yourself or go to extremes to be healthy. In fact, extremes are usually unhealthy and trap us into a dieting mentality. Rather, balance is key.”
I enjoyed preparing meals from her cookbook this week, and of taking on the new challenge of preparing healthy dinners on a busy weeknight. As Albert Einstein said, “To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
Good advice – whether “moving forward” means taking on a challenge, doing things differently, or simply trying out new recipes.
Here is this week’s Taste Five. …