A Work of Attitude… Appetite… & Art…


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What can I serve you…

Art…

How can I serve you…

Artfully…

Are you a finger licking… sop it up… good to the last drop/morsel/crumb… waste it, no… I want it kinda person… I’ll admit, I am… It’s quite unusual for me to leave a dining table without my plate practically clean… The display of my plate… after I’ve eaten all of my food, is a very clear indication I have thoroughly enjoyed my meal… If you find anything on my plate, in my bowl or cup… it’s just small drippings I didn’t mind leaving behind… or that would’ve taken a bit more effort for me to finish… I am indeed a food connoisseur (a foodie)… who absolutely loves a beautifully picturesque… good smelling… delightfully flavorful dish of eats… and drinks… And I don’t mind telling and showing it… As I write this, I can’t help but laugh… and too remember… I wasn’t always this way… I was a finicky eater growing up… I was very selective about what I ate and was okay with eating much of the same… familiar foods… It was rare for me to venture into unknown territory within the food dynamic and try something different and/or new… I won’t say this now… Something different and/or new… Raw… Vegan… I’ll try it… BIG SMILE…

Attitude… Most of us know attitude does indeed affect perception… and perception affects attitude… For instance, during my younger years… my attitude about okra was… Uggghhhh, it’s slimy.  My perception therefore became… okra doesn’t taste good… My experience with okra could’ve gone the opposite way… My perception about okra could’ve as well determined my attitude about this vegetable… As such… okra doesn’t look good… therefore, my attitude was, I don’t like it… Either way… today… I love okra… especially had raw in my salads… I enjoy their taste, particularly when seasoned well or covered in a delicious dressing… I love their crunchy texture… and I enjoy their fresh smell… The primitive scent of fresh vegetables and fruits is to me… delightfully pleasant… When did the transition from dis-liking okra to loving okra happen… The change first took place when I started eating a greater quality and quantity of organic, natural vegetables and fruits grown within my own community garden… Growing my own vegetables, fruits and herbs caused me to have a healthier relationship with foods, though a good amount of vegetables and fruits had always been part of my diet… and perhaps… maybe… this could be the case… I have a healthier relationship with okra and enjoy it more… because it’s not so slimy when raw… BIG SMILE…

Appetite… Have you consciously noticed… even when you’re not hungry… you still have an appetite for a good looking… smelling… and tasting dish and/or drink… I don’t know that I paid much attention… but If I didn’t initially have an urge for anything to eat or drink… the urge did come when moved to partake and indulge in an exquisite meal… I am quite a disciplined eater… A fairly light eater… who practices 90% raw-veganism… I also fast as much as possible between primary meals, yet I do enjoy snacking… Many of us, including me, have set times for breakfast/brunch… lunch and dinner… Many of us, including me, try to ensure we’ve some input regarding what our meals will consist of… and many of us, including me, decide, whether consciously or unconsciously, what amount of food is enough or not enough to satisfy and fulfill us during one sitting… All of this really does matter… to many of us, including me, yet… what matters more than any of this… at least to me… is that I am always presented with a composition of food and drink that fully awakens my appetite… no matter what time of day it is… whether or not I had input regarding what and how a meal is made and served… and regardless of what amount of food is on my plate… and/or drink is in my cup… I simply intend to… and want to… have excellent meals 100% of the time… Meals made by my own hands or others’… that look good… smell good… feel good… and taste good… Pleasure… and play… are important to me… Eating should be like play… a fun experience… And anything that is fun… well, indeed fortify our lives with pleasure… I will always have an appetite for delightful, pleasing and scrumptious food, for play… fun… and pleasure… What can I serve you… Art… How can I serve you… Artfully… BIG SMILE…

Art… I have shared within previous writings the importance of food presentation… Perhaps, some might refer to this as… The Art of Food… A composition of food perfectly plated and styled will, of course, capture almost anyone’s attention, if not everyone’s… However, the art of food goes beyond presentation… at least in my mind and world… The art of food, too, is about the perfect combination/mixture of ingredients that boast the natural appearances, essences, textures and flavors provided… and makes for a truly superb recipe… The sight of such solids and liquids is deeply alluring… even before becoming a finished meal… for each ingredient is already a completed work… The essences of such solids and liquids are amazingly uplifting… for you can already smell their enticing and lingering aroma(s)… and the tastes of such solids and liquids are satisfyingly flavorful… for your mouth and taste buds, with their own imagination… can experience before-hand the pleasing textures on the tongue… and taste without actually tasting the marinade of seasonings, herbs and spices, that inspire the palate… So, what really makes for a truly outstanding meal and beverage… one’s attitude toward a meal, solid or liquid… one’s appetite… a true desire for what will be or is served… and the natural art of food itself… the elements of food before giving themselves to a completed work… and becoming a ready composition… a perfectly finished presentation… I’m ready for my next delectably yummy meal… Are you… BIG SMILE…

Check out the Natural Food Art Café page via danarondel.com  or  windinc.org … Learn more and see awesome pics of my own creations…  And don’t forget to share with others… :o)

Images photographed, created and/or designed by Partners In Goodwill: Publications & Media… partnersingoodwill.com …

We have the capacity and potential to always be a blessing in our own lives, in the lives of others and in this magical and magnificent world of ours…

biashedo™ ~ My Universe Is Friendly… Inside and Out… And So Is Yours… Grace… Love… Prosperity… Always sending forth light and love… :o)

Learn more about biashedo™ at windinc.org… Select the link for the Healthy Lives Campaign in the main menu… I have also written a more detailed blog on biashedo™ posted on January 6, 2016… Check it out too… danarondel.com …

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