Food Diaries

13 Jan

For the love of food!

I must admit that I absolutely have a huge appetite for the culinary arts. I love food. I like to eat & taste different kinds, made in a variety of different ways.  Dating is a good way to explore different foods while enjoying some company. If you have no problem with dining out alone, such as myself, then getting all prettied up going out to eat is a simple luxury that you can enjoy solo.

I always believe you have to fully romance yourself before you can appreciate someone else doing it for you. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, at some point or another, you’ll have to entertain & treat yourself to some quality time.

I love to cook for my son & I. When we go out to restaurants and discover we like a dish we had while out for dinner, I search for the best recipes to prepare the same meal right from my kitchen.

One thing I love to do with food, is make sure my son has great experiences with it so that he knows that he can have what he wants and what he think he might want. Even if I don’t eat it. To help create an open minded person when it comes to choosing his food. There are no limitations. Pray & eat.

I feed him well though. One of the qualities of a well balanced kid is to be fed well. All the time, on a consistent basis. A balance of food & water.

To be an educator of food, it is a lifestyle I believe. It’s not something that can be done verbally. You have to show better, if you want someone to do better. That’s what I’m working on with my son.

That’s something I can always improve in myself. While I improve I won’t let food run my life. I’ll run it, along with my body. *

My mother always said “food should be exciting!” And I agree. Some of the best memories of childhood is marked with certain foods to go with the moment.

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Me and my son’s crab fest. We just had one of these, he loves crab legs. Although he knows how to crack them himself, there is nothing absolutely better than cracking them for him and seeing his face when we take the crab meat out of the shells.

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Dinner at my son’s table. It’s the cutest thing! Its fun to go down to a kid size level while entertaining & teaching little ones. It’s great for their imaginations.

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Seafood is one of our favorites, so I find myself making shrimp quite often.

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Sweet potato fries and shrimp

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I love well seasoned sweet potato french fries.

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You have to have the right seasonings & spices.

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The best part of dating for me! The food has to be good.

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An at home dinner date with my son & one of his favorite dishes. Fettucini Alfredo pasta and shrimp.

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Cinnamon rolls, bacon & eggs breakfast

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There’s nothing like homemade apple pie.

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Fresh cranberries to make homemade cranberry sauce.

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Ordering in pizza is ok every once in a while.

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Baked sweet potato, spinach & shrimp

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Pasta!

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Loaded chili!

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Fresh fruit ready to grab & enjoy

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Some of the best shrimp I ever had.

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Fresh fruit.

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Steak & potatoes

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Soul Food

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Seafood platters

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Barbecue grilling

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Banana pudding

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Simple breakfast for the waffle lover

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Dinner at home is always the best!

By Veronica M. Benson

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