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Tasty Tuesday: An Everlasting Meal

As I was sitting eating a bowl of lentils topped with an over easy egg, heavy with cumin, I thought, OH, It's Tuesday, I should share about this.

I'm not talking about the meal itself, but the change in thinking that helped the meal become part of my day. A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to the library and sat and read some magazines. We're exciting like that. Well, one of the articles that I read mentioned a book, called An Everlasting Meal:  Cooking with Economy and Grace. The article was from Tamar Adler, who is also the author of the book. The idea that got me was wasting less and saving more money on food. I requested the book from the library and have been enjoying every chapter.

It is not a cookbook, though it does have quite a few recipes. What it is, at its heart is an invitation. It is an invitation to once again, enjoy cooking and to rethink the way that you look at what food you have in your home. It is an invitation to be creative in the kitchen and to enjoy the dining table.

The surprising thing is that since I have read this, we have spent less on groceries and thrown away less food. I can't tell you exactly how that has occurred  because on the outside, nothing much has really changed, I still plan meals and go to the grocery store once a week. But maybe it's just the way that I think about the meals before we purchase and the use of the things that we have in our home. Who knows. What I do know is that I've been eating lots of tasty things lately, like a bowl of lentils dressed with a farm fresh egg.

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