Missing the passion of cooking

by 100poundsofchange

One tragic side effect of the diet I’m currently on is that it’s a relatively boring one. This puts a damper on the fact that I absolutely love to cook. I developed this love in college when I had gained more than my fair share of the freshman 15 and was in a dorm where I could cook my sophomore year. I loved to take classic unhealthy dishes and turn them into healthy alternatives that tasted as good if not better than their carby fatty counterparts. This developed into a full blown love of culinary arts. I now have a kitchen fully stocked with thousands of dollars worth of high end cooking equipment, and right now all of it is just collecting dust. Don’t be mistaken, my love of cooking does not directly translate to a love of eating, in fact I enjoy the cooking a lot more than eating the end product. Of course I take pride when the dish tastes fantastic, and I don’t like to serve something that doesn’t, but I almost prefer cooking for other people. When I got a new stand mixer a few weeks ago, I had fun making cheesecakes for other people and to bring to work. I suppose I could spend a lot of time and money making foods to bring into my work, however I’d much prefer to find a good group of friends, or a potential girlfriend that I can show off my skills to.

This isn’t to say I don’t miss eating certain foods, as a matter of fact I’m currently craving a home made Chicken Katsu recipe that I made a few months ago and was one of the tastiest things I’ve ever made. But sadly I’m keeping my distance from all of those foods in the quest for a slimmer waistline. I will of course return to my culinary experimentation when I’m at a more appropriate weight, and then hopefully continue cooking healthier foods to maintain that level of health. With the occasional decadent meal thrown in of course.

Current Weight: 275 Pounds

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