Today is Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 and for the first time in history, the world looks much different than it did just 30 days ago. We didn't know what "Social Distancing" was, or what it would look like for so many Americans to be forced to work from home. Or maybe for some, they were unfortunately laid-off. What actually makes this different and strange is that this Coronavirus has affected the entire globe at once and not just one or two countries like during war times.
Some of the main things that have changed for some, through this world-wide event is the need to eat healthy, eat foods that heal, and find a new balance with our families as we stick to our quarantine demands per state. We are now spending more time at home, cleaning, organizing, cooking, and getting to know our families again. Is that really so bad??
If anything, I think we need to learn what is most important in our lives and find a new work-life balance. With that, I hope that we try to experiment more in the kitchen with healthy, healing foods and plan meals together around our tables with conversation, laughter, and much love. After all, laughter is like medicine!
I find that when I set the table in a special, thought out way, it allows the people who will be sitting down eating with me to feel as if something wonderful is about to happen. Even if our plates or glasses don't match, it really doesn't matter because we will be spending time with our families like we haven't done in such a long time. We shouldn't just reserve "Dinner-Time" to holidays or special events. It really should become part of our daily lives again.
Below I would like to share with you some of my moments in the kitchen and I hope it inspires you to venture out and try something new.
Always remember: Family first and "Eat for Life"!
Ideas: veggies, soups, muffins, cakes!