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Re-Learning the Fun of Food by Helen Chappell

met stuff ~ I ate it all. I would try almost anything. But when it came to eating at home, running around trying to meet deadlines and taking care of the business of being an artist, any snack food was dinner. I’ve been known to eat a Reese’s peanut butter cup or a bowl of Cheerios as a meal. Sometimes you’re just too tired to fool with anything else. Pouring milk on cold cereal is cooking. Recently, however, in an attempt to improve my life and my budget, I’ve started cooking from scratch. Yes, me.

After several years of eating out of the microwave and over the sink, I’ve decided to re-learn how to cook. When you live alone and you’re busy, it’s easy to fall into the trap of settling for cardboard food that comes out of a cardboard box in a plastic tray. You can even get to the point where you trick yourself into thinking it’s good, even though the Diet Delight in the freezer section looks and tastes like sawdust. Real food ~ good food ~ was something I sometimes treated myself to when I went out. Fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, gour-

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