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You eat with your eyes first

Hey everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š I thought for a really long time what my first blog post should be about…

My favorite recipe? Some advice for a healthy and diversified lifestyle? How dangerous the consumption of too much sugar could be?

However, then I decided I should talk about something that got very important for me over the last few months:

โ€œYou eat with your eyes first!โ€

I want to talk about the importance of arranging your meal in an attractive way โ€“ even if youโ€™re eating by yourself.

Iโ€™ve always been the person who cooked something quick and easyโ€“ I used to throw together some veggies and herbs, mix it up with rice or couscous โ€“ ready and on to eating it. I didnโ€™t care what the final product looked like! I literally just arranged the plates in a nice way, when I had friends over for dinner or a nice romantic evening planned. Cooking for just myself, it didn’t really matter what my food would look like, right? – WRONG!

One day, while cooking, it occurred to me: โ€œWhy donโ€™t I deserve an attractive meal when I am on my own?โ€

Since this day I started to arrange my meals more attentively. I really thought about which colors would look good together, how to make my salad look a little bit more colorful, which herbs or plants I could put on the top of my meal, and so on.

And the funny thing is, since then my meals have gotten so much more delicious! Like for example when I was preparing a salad with lettuce, cucumber, peppers and goat cheese – it was a really tasty recipe but, looking at it, I didnโ€™t look forward to eating all these green veggies at all! ย So I checked my fridge and found some strawberries!

At first, it sounds a little weird to mix fruits in with a salad but it didnโ€™t just change the colors, but also the flavor! It ended up being delicious โ€“ for my tummy as well as for my eyes.

Now I am much more creative in preparing my meals! Even if sometimes the combinations sound a little bit crazy โ€“ like this salad in the picture below: Lettuce, kiwi, apple, olives,, asparagus and cranberries โ€“ most of the times (:P) it ends up being absolutely delicious! Itโ€™s one of my favorite things about cooking, that you can vary as much as you like with the ingredients. Pouring your heart into it, youโ€™ll end up with a special dish with your personal note!

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I hope you enjoy your meals today!

See you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Linda

 

5 thoughts on “You eat with your eyes first

  1. I agree with this wholeheartedly!
    I LOVE food!! Not technically a foodie (as much as I would love to be!), but an avid appreciator of all things food. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m always wanting to try new recipes and cuisines and I’m very rarely disappointed… Unless it looks like glop, that is. LOL

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