I am a food lover; which is somewhat ironic considering I am also one of the pickiest eaters on the planet.
Being a picky eater is tough. Because the foods I like are limited, so are the restaurants I enjoy and the recipes I try at home. However, I am willing to try (almost) anything once. In fact, some of the foods I enjoy – like sushi, for example – I happened to find by accident. Ever since I met my boyfriend, who once owned a catering company, I find myself wanting to try new things a lot more both in and out of the kitchen. Because I am a picky eater, dinner time can be difficult. There will be times when my family is having one meal and I’m having another.
Much like an experiment, this is a matter of trial and error. In order to be met with success, first you have to take a few risks and try things that may seem out of the box. I’ve become open to taking more risks when it comes to my culinary adventures. There will be restaurant/recipe successes and there will be failures. As with any challenge you take in life, no matter how big or small, you have to be willing to go out of your comfort zone and maybe try something that you wouldn’t normally.
Think back to when you were an undergrad or maybe when you had your first apartment; how often did you actually cook for yourself? How many of you actually knew how? I don’t consider myself a real cook; I know a couple recipes that I use quite often. I’m hoping that by putting myself outside of my comfort zone, I will find recipes that I can take with me when I begin my own family. There may even be something you as my readers may want to try as you follow me through my adventure.
No one said the road to your goals (in my case, finding new things to eat) is a straight, smooth, and paved one; there are going to be twists and turns and you just have to learn to roll with the punches and grasp new opportunities as they are handed to you. This trial and error approach can be applied to any goal you are looking to achieve, as long as you have the mind to keep trying until you get the results you are looking for. While you may have something good in front of you, what’s stopping you from making it great?
I’ll leave you with that as some food for thought, while I go feed my appetite.