In quarantine, there is only talk about food. What else would you like to cook if everything was already there? Have you tried this beet cake? - I don't have an oven! So here are 10 ways to bake cakes in a slow cooker.
Banana bread has taken over my instagram. I think we need to make it a symbol of this lockdown. But I’m not just standing on the sidelines. I consider well-functioning nutrition to be my main achievement in quarantine. After many months of food to go, on the go, at night, with some new pleasure I think over the diet, prepare new dishes and discover the tastes of familiar products.
In isolation, an insight suddenly opened to me: in any incomprehensible situation, get ready. Trouble, bad mood? - Prepare something difficult so as not to be distracted from the process. Joyfully - something light and sweet. Lack of emotion and melancholy - where is that linguine recipe with complex mushroom sauce?
Apparently, this discovery was made not only by me. In social networks, friends who did not know which side to approach the stove ask for help in choosing a meat grinder. Which one is better to take - heaped up Bork or old-school "like grandma Vali's"? They were going to make dumplings. Under the post - 40 comments, friends share their personal experiences, argue up to the downward keys, whether to add bread to the minced meat, leave, slamming the laptop lid.
The advice for all is the same: there is nothing to entertain the children - bake pancakes and put the snails out of the dough. Overwhelmed with melancholy and depression - find in the saved all those recipes that you put off for later. Tired of cooking - start tasting. Japanese pizza with eel and truffle oil from White Rabbit mixes wonderfully with cola from Pyaterochka - delivery will provide both.
I finally realized that it was food, when my English teacher, a Brazilian, suddenly started talking about keila and the ideal way of cooking it:
- So, you take the kale, wash it, pour it over with boiling water …
Psychologists compare the emotions from the lack of social connections with the lack of food: we are hungry and scared. Unsurprisingly, after severely limiting the former, we went into cooking with hypertrophied zeal. Food has remained almost the only available entertainment and pleasure: when it's sad, when you want to please yourself, when there is a desire to diversify everyday life, take time - now we are preparing or waiting for delivery. The arrival of the courier is already an event! Especially if you are experiencing isolation alone.
Procrastibaking is the word for this period of time.
When the nerves are taut, the head explodes from the unknown, and from anxiety about the health of loved ones you cannot sleep, cooking helps to turn off.
Procrastinators bake pies and desserts - working with dough and cream makes you focus on the process as much as possible and give your brain a break from gloomy thoughts, and endorphins sing from the smells of fresh baked goods and sugar.
Maybe you should give yourself up to this stream completely. Then we will become self-made women again with a list of tasks and discuss strategies and premieres. In the meantime, let us discuss the temperature at which the whites are whipped into an ideal foam. Let's let a photo of a gluten-free egg-free pancake cake and other home-made bruschettes fill out an Instagram feed. Let's figure out, finally, how to germinate grains and whether it is worth drinking witgrass in the morning. Let's try to eat at intervals and start a checklist of glasses of water we have drunk. We will feel how much what we eat affects the quality of life, health and mood. We learn that you can actually eat enough and not get better. Yes, we sit at home, and we don't have a lot of entertainment options. But I'll go, perhaps, fill this void with a large piece of bean brownie for the new series.