Here we document our way to 1,000 dates – the joys, challenges, growing pains – and all the in-betweens.
Onion Goggles & Cookies
Date #344 – Wednesday, July 9, 2014
A: You can make fun of me all you want but those onions were STRONG and those ski goggles helped…. a little. The acid fumes still got to my eyes believe it or not, but we got it done. B and I made lentil masala (I’m guessing that’s what it’s called) and the BEST pale chico chip cookies ever!! (We haven’t made them in SO long!) And… of course… Orphan Black.
B: This was hilarious. A put on these goggles from the 80s to chop onions while we made dinner together. She is adorable.
After, while watching Orphan Black we made these Paleo cookies (no grains or processed items). I think the recipe is vegan too…
Anyways, the cookies actually were even better than they looked and I ate way too many. Mmmmm…
Making Indian food
Date #256 – Saturday April 12, 2014
B: A came over really late after a day of working and writing. The next day we were getting up early for our road trip, so we spent the time preparing. I had previously bought the stuff to make Paneer Makhani, a vegetarian Indian dish. A had never made Indian food, so I decided to get her involved. It is a surprisingly easy dish to make.
I started talking to her about how, over the past few weeks, I haven’t really had a desire to take care of myself, especially with eating well. She asked why and I said, “I don’t feel like I deserve to eat healthy.” It’s a tough place to be and I’m happy she is strong enough to listen. I ate some of the Indian food and I started to feel better.
A: It was like magic, B eating the Indian food. Once he ate it, he was happy and lovely and energized. Sometimes he gets so distracted he doesn’t eat and I want to dramatically cast my beret aside and say, “HE’S AN ARTISTE!” and I admire him but we do need food. Good food. B is amazing with food. Everyone has moments and days that are hard to get through and I want B and I to be partners during these times. Sometimes it’s great and beneficial to dwell and we both respect those days but food is like magic and can change your mood for the better, especially if you know what your body needs but your mind is incapable of getting you there.
B’s taught me so much about food. I was teaching myself before I met him so learning from his habits are really inspiring.