Finally, I made a conscious decision: I really wanted to get comfortable in the kitchen. I decided to stop eating out and started buying groceries and looking up different recipes that inspired me. I still botched my meals for a good while, but with baby steps I started walking in the right direction. I gradually felt more and more comfortable, and after a few months I knew a handful of meals I could cook really well.
Learning to cook through Ayurveda
Ayurvedic chef training to tie it together
The kitchen at Hale Pule is a sacred place, so when Myra offered me the chance to stay after the training and cook for the house for a month, I was honored to have the chance to practice my new cooking skills in such a sattvic environment.
During my month as a Hale Pule cook, I learned how to keep the kitchen organized, how to plan meals for large groups and how to make best use of my time. But one other very important aspect of cooking that I had not paid too much attention to before was my posture and how I manage my energy. I learned to carry my body in a way that is healthy and supportive to me and the people who would eat the food I prepared. It is very hard to cook a loving meal when you are not feeling your best, so I found it important to be in a constant state of letting go. The Intuitive Energy Practice tools help me get my junk out of the way so that I can cook with excellence.
Stepping out of my comfort zone with Ayurvedic cooking
My cooking has changed radically the past few years. I know now how to nourish clients, friends, my family and myself. I cook not only to pleasure my senses, but to enjoy the whole process and share love.
I have learned that it is possible to enjoy my food six times: When I plan it, prepare it, cook it, eat it, digest it and eliminate it. This is what Hale Pule practices, and I learned to enjoy every aspect. I believe reconnecting with our higher selves through food is one of the most loving things we can do. I'm thankful that I took the chance to learn how.
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