This past weekend Trac and I made a pit stop in Barnes and Noble. Damn I love that store. We parked ourselves on the floor in front of the vegetarian/vegan cookbooks. We could have stayed there for hours oooohhh'ing and ahhhhh'ing and exclaiming...I want that one....this looks good...check out this recipe! Anyway, I came across La Dolce Vegan!: Vegan Livin' Made Easy by Sarah Kramer. What captured my attention were the recipes that were some favorites from my non-vegetarian days - not-so meatloaf, non-tuna salad, etc., The best part, they looked simple. That is the key for me right now. Why am I rambling on like this? Because I am not a good cook. Plain and simple.
I envy those who have a natural talent for cooking. Knowing what flavors go together, don't have to follow a recipe, can pull recipes out of their asses that taste like it came from a 5 star restaurant! But.....now I am thinking....maybe it is because they practice a lot? Maybe they have had their share of good recipes gone bad? And maybe, there is hope for me?
I feel like I am discovering food for the first time and it is exciting. My eyes and taste buds are being opened to how food is supposed to taste! Reading all these vegan/vegetarian blogs are teaching me so much. With their help, I am experiencing how wonderful and glorious fruits and vegetables are to cook and eat. But, the biggest lesson I am learning from these cyberspace chefs is that it isn't that hard, unless you make it that way. I love you freakin' guys!!!