(Side note: I hadn't actually been to several of those URLs in months. I read most of my blogs through Google Reader, which you should use because it's fantastic.)
So I take in a lot of information and ideas every single day. Creative recipes, building plans for furniture, financial advice, which new tablet is best, etc... The challenge I set for myself is sifting through all of it and figuring out how to use these ideas to best live my life.
So that said, I love those moments where I'm able to use several ideas at once and make a really good decision, even a simple one. These are the moments when I really feel like I'm following through on my beliefs - which otherwise seem to go so easily out the window in favor of convenience and/or money. (I know, I know - it's terrible.)
This is all to say that last night I had one of those "on" nights, and all it took was making dinner. Basically I wanted to use the vegetables Ceejus and I got in our first CSA share of the season, and so I made a garlic scape pesto, using CSA veggies and some basil from our balcony garden. I put the delicious sauce over some fish and jasmine rice, and used the remaining vegetables for side salads.
Simple enough, right? So why did I feel so good about it? Well here are some principles I was able to stick to through my homemade masterpiece:
- I used the resources available to me rather than spend time and money getting new stuff.
- I ate healthier.
- I prevented my veggies from going bad, so I didn't waste food.
- I gained the satisfaction of making a delicious dish.