Monday, March 19, 2012

Announcement, and a Few Follow Ups

Dear friends! I want to let you know how I am adjusting to my new status of being a dependent for the first time in my life. I appreciate all of your support in the Random post, e-mails and phone calls. 
To cheer myself up I went through some therapies as well.


1. Chocolate therapy "for immediate relief of: Chocolate Cravings, Lovesickness, Exam Pressure, Mild anxiety and Extreme Hunger". Even though my case is not listed, it worked well.




2. Sun therapy: worked on my garden.


3. Beer and chocolate therapy while watching No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain.


Love Netflix, my favorite show at any time and no commercials!




4. Book therapy: a few good books can make anyone happier.




5. Kindle therapy, a.k.a. book therapy of the 21st century.

I really need to learn this power of less!




6. Comfort food therapy.

A bawl of spicy roasted potatoes and beer... No comments needed...



7. Shopping therapy, kind off... as I am not a big fan of shopping.



After a long search for a good knife to replace my broken one, I found the winner.
Very similar to one I had, and the price was right too!


How I am doing? Much better when I don't think about being a dependent. Then I need another chocolate...

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Now, what is the announcement? When I started this blog, my goal was to share the healthy recipes and also save some of the family recipes. I have noticed (not without help from my family and friends) that my blog went in a narrow direction: totally vegetarian. Many of  you, who know me personally, tasted my non-vegetarian meals, and I've been asked many times when such and such food would appear on the blog pages. So, even though I am still cooking healthy, I've decided to start posting recipes that are not vegetarian. 
As I said before, I am not a vegetarian Nazi, and I don't have any other philosophy in choosing food except our health. As one of the Indian Guru said, for me "food is not a morality. Food is state of well being". 
Hence, I am creating a page to post a non-vegetarian meals to preserve, first of all for my kids, some of the family recipes. 


See you! :)
Marina

26 comments:

  1. Hi Marina -- I love your honesty! And I'm thinking I need some beer and chocolate therapy - it looks so good! I'm kinda like you -- I do eat mostly vegetarian, but I cook meat for my hubby :) Gotta keep him happy too, right? :)

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    1. Oh yes, happy man in the house=better life for us...:) I am re-thinking my vegetarianism actually: I put myself in a limited world, although still tasty, but with limitation of using just some ingredients. And I don't like it, I don't like the feeling when I have to explain my not eating something to host of the house, for example. I don't like not to experience the world's cuisine when I travel. So I need this change for a freedom of expressing myself while I cook, travel, or eat...:)

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  2. Good for you!! I love your therapy strategy! Well done. Keep up the good work and look forward to all your food ideas and recipes!

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  3. I am frequently into chocolate and sun therapy. Things have a way of working out. With your positive attitude I am sure in the end all will be well.
    My favorite saying is: One door closes another one opens.
    Looking forward to your new postings.

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    1. Thank you Norma! My friend Penny always tells me: everything happens for a reason, and she repeats it slowly to articulate every word, which makes perfect sense.

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  4. Love your therapy methods ;-) Especially the sun therapy.

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    1. :) Heather, you are so sweet! Thank you!

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  5. WHAT A THERAPY, hahahaha, fantastic. Whata a knife too, I love it.

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    1. Thank you Walkiria! Did you see what happened to my old one? It's in the post Kitchen Mystery in February. Check it out!

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  6. I am loving your different forms of therapy. I prefer these than paying someone to listen to me whine for an hour. Great list, especially the emergency chocolate bar lol. Thanks for the smiles, hope you had a fab weekend =]

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    1. I am glad you like it. It helps me, yes. I am not someone who would pay someone to listen to my whining. First, how helpful is it if I am on a clock? Second, I prefer the Scarlet O'Hara method: I'll think of it tomorrow! And I think I am the only one who can pull myself from this condition. I have a bumper sticker: Powered by optimism. :)

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  7. Good to hear that you've been having all sorts of therapy-very important in my opinion! :D And I look forward to the non vegetarian recipes too :)

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  8. awesome therapy, very cool, I think I'll have some beer and chocolate too! Looking forward to seeing your family recipes!

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    1. Thanks, Dude (may I call you that?)!

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  9. Love all your great suggestions to make life easier. Love what that Indian guru said about food.Take good care and start cooking. That is where I find my comfort Zone.
    Rita

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  10. All very good therapies! Love them all and cooking is certainly one the best ones! All the best XX

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  11. I'm glad you're finding some means of comfort...I could certainly help you with your shopping therapy ;) Take care, my friend~

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    1. Dear Lizzy, thank you so much for the supporting me all this days! I need to confess: blogger's feedback made it much "easier" to deal with all the ups and downs (in this case). I wish I can thank you in person, maybe one day...:)

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  12. I love all of your therapies, especially the chocolate one! That's my kind of therapy.

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  13. Dark chocolate is my kind of therapy as well. In that moment of every bite everything seems to lift the soul and the things we worry about seems to vanish as well. Even for a moment. I read about what had happened. I haven't been able to comment as I was having my very own.... I hope that you'll start to feel somewhat better soon.

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    1. Sorry to hear that you had a hard times. I wish you all the best. Thanks for coming here today.

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