|Kanye loves to sleep in the pantry!|
|Kanye and Joan yukking it up|
I was thinking how grateful I am for my kitchen yesterday. I love to cook, and I like to tinker in the kitchen. Since I'm horrible at meal planning, or any planning really, I like to go in the kitchen and see what I have and go from there. And I need room to scatter all my options about. I'm a mad scientist like that. I really had lost my spark in the kitchen in Seattle due to my dark closet of a kitchen. I just tried to keep it as simple as possible. Anyway, I love my kitchen now, I enjoy doing dishes, because I have a window to gaze out of. It's the small things that make life bearable.
I've been starting my day with naming three things I'm grateful for in the morning before I even open my eyes. And I've been doing guided meditations again. I try to do them twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before I go to sleep. I also have been keeping somewhat of a journal. I guess it's more of a dream book? I don't know what to call it, who cares I don't like labels anyway. One of my intentions for the month of October is to be more creative in the kitchen. I used to really love making recipes, and getting creative in the kitchen. Especially in the cooler months. I love having sauces or stews simmering and the whole house smelling like onions and garlic. It feels good to remind myself that no matter what I've lost, and no matter how alone I feel, I have so much to be grateful for, and it feels good to be working on improving myself. Sorry, I'm on a bit of a self help bender. When you probably should be in intense therapy, but you can't afford it and also have a deep distrust for therapists, you have to do it yourself!
But back to vegan food. So, I decided to spend some time tinkering in the kitchen yesterday, and I ended up making some really tasty jackfruit and black bean burritos. I made the wet, with red enchilada sauce. The black beans helped make the mixture a little more substantial and filling.
this recipe for the sauce. It's my favorite enchilada sauce recipe. This was a total success! And it was fun kind of coming up with this meal as I went. I find cooking therapeutic, and you get to eat afterwards so it's a total win.
Today you guys were one of my things I'm grateful for. I'm grateful to have people interested in what I have to say, and I'm so grateful to have a place to talk about life in a new city and getting lost and all of that. Normally you would have someone you could call and vent and chat and all of that. You guys help this lonely lady feel less lonely and I'm really lucky to have that.