You’re gonna meet the woman of your dreams once you create a [life] situation for yourself that she’ll ruin by arriving.
There is nothing more true than this, in the best way possible.
15 Recipes So Easy a Ten Year Old Can Make Them (and you can too): Alana Sullivan-Glick: Amazon.com: Kindle Store
Pretty much my favorite thing I do every week is teaching basic cooking skills and healthy(ish) eating habits to tweens in East Harlem and the Bronx. My budget for the projects is not large (read:miniscule) but the task of teaching kids to love vegetables and get excited about cooking each week is. Surprisingly, I’ve managed to do just that both for the kids I cook with and the adult volunteers that help me. (The kids ask if we can make kale chips almost every week and one of my repeat volunteers told me she’s all about Brussels sprouts now). I absolutely love it, but it’s taken a considerable amount of my time and a not small amount of my personal resources to do it.
I wrote a pretty short, but (I think) amusing cookbook of some of the recipes I use in class that teach basic cooking techniques like roasting vegetables and how to make a roux. My goal is to provide these kids with the skills to feed themselves without resorting to processed foods and to teach them that cooking isn’t always about exact measurements and fancy tools, but about creativity, curiosity and venturing outside your comfort zone. Learning healthy eating habits and how to take care of yourself shouldn’t be a privilege.
(and because I really do believe that, if $2.99 isn’t in your budget, you can pay what you want to download the book in pretty much any ebook format here)
(Or if you just want to give me more than $2.99 you can pay what you want at that link, I’m fine with that option too)
You know that taking action—whether it’s reading history or reciting poetry—expands the mind, and that running conditions the body and expands a man’s world, and that a man can take pride in the things he does, as long as he’s doing things, and you sound like a therapist, or maybe like someone who once tried to commit suicide and then learned the folly of his thinking.
BRB, crying everywhere.