The Kind Life is a community around Alicia Silverstone and The Kind Diet where friends, doctors, experts in green living, and members share vegan tips.

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calling all cooking newbies!

A while back, I was working nights. This means I go to set at bedtime and work until the sun comes up…not the easiest in general, but especially with baby! Recently, I was feeling a little overwhelmed, so I just scrapped everything for a day, held my baby, breastfed him all day, and cooked! Cooking just four dishes made me sooo happy. Then, I took Bear out in the Ergo and went for a walk. And I was good as new!

My diet keeps me feeling pretty darn great, and making time to cook really relaxes me. So, for all you cooking newbies, I wanted to share some tips for falling in love with your kind kitchen. If you’re new to cooking, or just don’t have time to buy new ingredients, start by picking one or two recipes from my book, the kind recipe gallery, or wherever you like to find groovy veg recipes. Make these dishes once or twice a week, and have fun. It will relax you and can be like a game. Cooking is very therapeutic, and of course, you get nourishing food at the end.

If you liked the recipes you chose, make them again with your leftover ingredients. For example, I bought some lemongrass and enoki mushrooms because I wanted to make a special soup. Then, a few days later, I made it again, because I had the ingredients lying around.

Anywho, I hope this helps! Is there a recipe that you love to make when you feel like relaxing?

 

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