The happiest medium is cooking. Not in a rush, no stress and jostle from other people’s needs and opinions; just you and the food and the process. There is Zen in the act of creating food.
In doing the many processes that go with cooking, your mind has most of its subconcious babble parts occupied in making the food happen. It isn’t sifting through the day’s events or trying to work something out.
The differences between ready prepared and made-from-scratch food aren’t just nutritional. In just ‘shoving it in the oven’, or ‘sticking it in the microwave’, that simple opportunity to achieve a gentle Zen is lost.
Magpie takes the view that the more the mind has to focus on, the more recharged she’ll be.
Tonight’s effort was gargantuan but relaxed. Homemade hummus and spicy chicken wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.