Have you ever stopped to think about this quote: "How you do one thing is how you do ALL things?"
I'm not quite sure who said that, but it's so true. How I do one thing in my life is how I do all things. And recently I've woken up to seeing how I actually do things. I've gotta admit....I don't love it ALL of the time.
I can admittedly be an intense, lost, unconnected, emotional woman one minute and then an inspired, connected, passionate, funny, intelligent, intuitive, lit up being the next. It's quite a conundrum and it's quite beautiful at the same time.
So, I know I am working in my creative, passionate brain when I get in the kitchen. And this Sunday meal was no exception.
A simple lentil pasta sauce served with black olives over sautéed squash & zucchini made a wonderful, filling, and flavorful meal for football viewing.
Might not be traditional game day food....but when have I ever been traditional??
Don't answer that. ;)
On second thought, I'll answer it. Sure, I've done a lot of the so called "typical" things---graduation from college & law school, got a dog, a desk job, and bought a home.
But, I've done a lot of "non typical" things too--left the desk job in my early 30's for culinary school, changed careers again in my mid 30's, and moved back in with my parents as a single gal with her pup when I got sick with chronic fatigue syndrome.
And while I've had some major struggles and heartbreak (who hasn't if we are all being honest here), I'm glad I've not been traditional. I'm glad I've tried new things. I'm glad I've taken & chosen to follow different paths. I may not be writing here for you if I hadn't have.
So, if I'm going to keep doing things one certain way from now on, let it be this: live creatively, heartily, non traditionally, and in the case of this recipe here, super lentil-ly.
Because doing things this way will yield yummy, fun, adventurous, joyous, and delicious results. No need for an emotional, intense, unconnected being when the kitchen calls.....
How's that for breaking my own tradition? :)