I was sitting at a bar and oddly enough, the conversation I was having turned the corner down the dark alley of healthy lifestyles and related meals/nutrition. Yes, I was at a bar. Drinking. Without going totally off the rails, I’ll say this: If you can’t strike a balance between healthy living and everything else, your healthy lifestyle will fail.
So, why Suitcase Kitchen? Having “healthy” choices available is the cornerstone of EVERY LIFESTYLE CHANGE YOU MAKE and, shocker, feeling like a boss. No matter which Temple of Nutrition (paleo, veg, vegan etc) you attend OR which “diet” you recently failed, you know this is true. The problem: people don’t know/like/enjoy cooking, so the wheels fall off the wagon fast.
The solution: become independently wealthy and hire a chef. Or, SACK UP AND MAKE FOOD YOU LIKE.
My goal is to give you “The Why” and “The How”, so you can tackle any healthy lifestyle. I’ll talk about WHY I’m making a particular dish for the purposes of efficiency and health science. Does me being a pharmacist make me the authority on diets? No, but I do understand diets and have/continue to experiment with them. At that time, I was a line cook at a place called Charcoal Steaks n’ Things. I still don’t know what “n’ Things” are, but I do know I learned the basics about cooking there and that’s been my biggest weapon against feeling like trash. Kitchen skills, like nunchuck skills, is “The How” of this equation. The basic tips I share will aim to make it easier to be that Monday to Friday, Weekday Warrior. For me, the weekends are for cheating on my healthy choices with other slutty food choices. Just to keep the mind right when the week rolls around.
The other part is trying to capture some kitchen energy and get a little weird.
And, I want to get weird with you. So, if you’re having fun, send me some video and I’ll incorporate you into my next post. If you have requests, send those too (firstname.lastname@example.org). Together, we can create critical mass that can help others.
I know this is cheesey, but F$%^ it: I feel good every day and this feeling influences everything I do. A healthy lifestyle is the first step to getting on track and changing your outlook. I’ve come in peace and I’m here to help.
Up next: beef jerky, stay tuned!