We all Need to Eat
Regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or kingdom, we all need to eat. Whether we eat alone, with others, whether we make it ourselves or have other people make it, we need nutrients for survival.
I’ve always loved food and eating, but as the saying goes: too much of a good thing is never a good thing. With obesity rampant, we have to not only be careful of what we put in our mouths, but how much. Nonetheless, I’m a firm believer that food isn’t just fuel for the body, it can be an avenue for creativity or a plate of art–made that much more poignant because it must be demolished to truly be appreciated.
I love them. But, I hate them. This love-hate relationship stems from the fact that I don’t always have everything a recipe requires, but neither do I want to run out to the store. I don’t like buying on a whim, but I’ll create (with what I have) on a whim. Usually, what this results in is either an exhaustive search on the interwebs until I either find a recipe that mostly just uses what I have, or (more likely) I frankenstein together multiple recipes hoping that the end result turns out well. The gods must smile on me, since they (usually) do.
What I’m Serving Up
We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve needed something for a group (potluck for work/school, gathering of friends), but how many of us have copped out and bought ice cream or cake from the store? My goal is to share recipes which are not only easy to make but are easily substituted with what you might have on hand.
While my focus isn’t going to be on health food and I don’t count calories, I’ll present healthier substitution options as well. If you’re looking for calorie counts, leave a comment (or send an email) with what you’ve made and your variation and I’ll reply with the calorie information.
Have you ever had a gathering that you wanted to bring in food for? What did you do? Did you buy something or make something?
posted by Alex
Filed under: Serving the Extrovert