Cooking can be a form of meditation and mindfulness where we use our 5 senses to experience the foods as we prepare our meal.
We can: 1. Look at the colours that will make up our meal as we select different ingredients. 2. Feel the textures of the different foods. When cutting vegetables and fruits feel the different ways your knife feels for each food. 3. Listen to the sounds of chopping and simmering or frying your foods. 4. Keep smelling the ingredients and notice the change during cooking and new smells created by combining ingredients. 5. Try tasting the food in a non judgemental, descriptive manner. Be conscious of which part of your tongue or mouth you taste the food with.
Through being conscious of our senses we can form a deeper relationship with the foods and out of that develop a greater appreciation of the food. This can encourage enjoyable, happy moments when cooking.
If professor Emoto is correct with his work on the memories of water, developing a love of cooking will encourage a positive response from the water in the foods. Being creative, artistic, experimental and carefree with the cooking may help this process.
Simple, natural, cooking tends to be very easy. We are simply cutting vegetables and fruits into a convenient size and then either eating raw or steaming, boiling or frying. Natural plant based foods tend to mix very well with each other and are easy to season. For grains and beans we tend to simply soak, boil and season. All this makes it easier to feel free whilst cooking.
Cooking with friends, with your favourite music or with special knives, pots, bowls and plates can make the whole process feel special. It is a time to appreciate the beauty of feeding ourselves and others, so that we continue to create life.
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