I am waiting for a package. It is so important for me that I skipped the yoga class (and I almost never miss my yoga!) You wonder what's in that package? Let it be a little secret until it arrives, yes? I can tell you that: I've been working on getting it for about five, yes, five! years.
Waiting is not my favorite time spending activity. It feels as day stretches from 24 hours to ... endless.
I had my breakfast: sauteed chard. I know, it's not a traditional morning oats and something. But I wanted my chard. I don't divide food into breakfast, lunch or dinner, or a snack for that matter. My breakfast can be a stew, and my dinner can be an apple with a walnuts and a cap of tea. Too flexible?!
Then I checked the blogs I follow and left my comments.
Then I turned on TV to watch on Netflix next episode of Anthony Bourdain's show No Reservations, where he visits meatless institution in Rajasthan, India. Oh dear, it's a vegetarian heaven and I want to go there. I could smell all the herbs, spices mixed with all a very simple ingredients. I love Indian food, and am a little intimidated to cook it. However, I do make a little steps in that direction.
Here I need to make a note about my food philosophy: I am not against the meat consumption. As cliche as it sounds, everyone has a choice of what to eat. I cook with meat about once a week for my family. I am not brainwashed with all that animal rights, etc. propaganda.
I do though believe that animal deserved better life than feedlots, therefore I buy only meat of animals that were treated well, mostly chicken meat.
And once a week we have fish, which I eat too (so I guess, I am 97% vegetarian with occasional fish consumption - 3% pescatarian? Oh, I don't really care much!)
I am more of Michael Pollan's: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. (from In Defense of Food) Hence, my cooking is all about making a healthy meals with whole ingredients, organic, natural, non-modified, and naturally existing. I call my cooking (and my lifestyle too) The Natural Simplicity in Cowboy Country. Isn't it the way cowboys in this part lived like for decades?
It's only quarter to noon. That UPS truck can't come fast enough...
Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian