Cooking As Therapy?  The Culinary Benefits of Forced Isolation

Cooking As Therapy? The Culinary Benefits of Forced Isolation


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Why Cooking Is An Important Life Skill

 

Your ability to cook for yourself and your family is hands down one of your greatest resources right now. 

 

Why? Well, for one, we can’t just stroll on down to your favorite sandwich joint and lazily munch a chicken pesto panini with Monterey Jack. Nowadays, if we want such delectable meals, we have to make them ourselves.

 

For some of you, there’s no better way to spend your time than in the kitchen trying out new recipes. For others, even the thought of that is a nightmare. If you’re used to pantry-style eating, where pasta comes from a box and sauce comes from a jar, you’re not alone. It’s what most of us do because we have things like kids and jobs and basement renos to give our attention to.

 

Food is just fuel anyway, isn’t it?

You’re a Living, Breathing Heap of Compost 

If you are what you eat, what would you be - a leaf of kale or a cheese doodle? 

 

Obviously, that statement isn’t literal. What it really means is that our bodies are composed of food. Our bones, tissues, tears, and toenails are the organic products of food matter. We’re like compost bins with a pulse. And because food supplies the energy we need to live, our thoughts and emotions are also the subtle consequences of food. That means we also act what we eat.

 

In that sense, kale is the superior choice because our bodies can recognize it better than bloated cornmeal sprayed with refined oil, powdered cheese, and tartrazine food dye #5. And there’s so much we can do with kale! 

 

Don’t worry, we’re not trying to turn you into a kale lover. What we want to share with you here is the evidence-based multi-purpose power of food.

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