‘mindful cooking’

Old-School in the Kitchen

By Robyn Priebe on 04/20/2011

This week I've been doing all my dishes by hand at home and I'm not too happy about it.  There are certain luxuries, such as a functioning dishwasher, that I've gotten used to having.  At first it was a little fun/novel doing dishes the old-school way, but that quickly wore off.  I will say however, that there are certain chores I […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Stir Fry as Meditation

By Chef Lisa on 03/31/2011

Few things get my head straight like doing detailed knife work.  So when I'm having an off day, I will often turn to the vegetables in my fridge for clarity.  Executing brunoise (dicing things really small), chiffonade (cutting leafy things into thin ribbons), or even a simple julienne (slicing into strips) can force me to get my head out of the clouds and focused […] Read more »

Healthy Recipe Thursday! A Happy, Mindful Kitchen

By Chef Lisa on 02/04/2010

For this week’s recipe, I wanted to step away from the food itself and take a good look at my workshop.  (As a carpenter’s daughter, I often catch myself referring to my cooking as “building” a dish, so the analogy is carrying over to my kitchen as well.  But I digress.)  Here on A Weight Lifted, we often write about […] Read more »

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