The last few months have been a whirlwind. A wonderful whirlwind, but a whirlwind nonetheless. We bought a house, remodeled it, moved out, moved in, celebrated weddings with friends in three different states and found out we're expecting our second baby! These are all amazing things but none of them make it easy to shop and cook.
As a result of the crazy pace of the last few months I'm even further committed to my belief that improv cooking is the only way to thrive in real life, eating healthy food, without completely losing your mind. Even with the best laid plans life always gets in the way. So instead of trying to plan, it's more sustainable to learn to be prepared and think on your feet.
Let me give you an example:
Night five in our new house (July 4), we break away from the boxes and decide to do something festive. We plan to grill some BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, and serve it with a big ol' salad to keep things green. Our toddler's in bed, the grill is lit, and we open our refrigerator to find that the fridge is broken and the chicken has gone bad. First, this is disgusting. Second, good thing we got a home warranty on our appliances. Third, thankfully we always have things on hand to throw together a back-up dinner. Twenty minutes later we had a brown rice pasta tossed with sautéed garlic-jalapeño-broccoli and a big salad. I've never made this particular combination before but it was easy, delicious, healthy and it will now be part of our regular rotation.
I believe that cooking more often is the best way to eat healthier and I'm convinced that learning to improv cook is the only way to do so consistently when you're a busy, high-achieving, multi-tasking, real-life person. With that said, I'd like to introduce you to my one-hour Improv Cooking online course. Take a look, and learn to cook without following a recipe.
Cheers to you,
P.S. if you're already an improv-cook, share some of your tips below and be sure to pass this along to your friends!