I'm starting this challenge now because for Lent, I've decided to be pescatarian for the full 40 days (vs. just Fridays), and going completely vegetarian on Fridays. So I need to be a bit more creative.
But more than that, I just need to practice cooking more. Right now, the edibility of anything I prepare is questionable at best. My husband is an amazing cook and does most of our cooking. I'm lucky if I don't screw up Mac n' Cheese out of a box.
I tried to make hummus the other day. The recipe called for 4 cloves of garlic. I did not understand what a clove was, and ended up buying way too much. One bulb has several cloves within. I did not realize this before purchasing. We now have enough garlic in the house to ward off a league of hungry vampires for some time. (FYI, the hummus was a bit bland, but surprisingly edible.)
I can bake. I can bake like no one's business. Cookies, cakes, breads, pastries...all the stuff that's really not condusive to weight loss. But if I'm in front of a stove, with meats and vegetables and spices and all that, I'm pretty useless.
So I'm going to give this whole cooking thing a shot. Hubby is getting tired of cooking all the time, and eating out is not the healthiest/cheapest option.
| current weight: 226.0