Many of you may have heard the saying, ͞life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.͟Very profound and a perspective we all would love to practice. This is much easier said than done for many of us. How we approach life is taught to us beginning at birth. These are deep roots! The same can be said when approaching food. Are we eating just to get it done or some other detached reason? Or are we savoring the ingredients, textures, flavor development? Well it’s not always that black and white.So when raising my own children and trying to develop their eating experience to be open, I had to practice patience and try not to force my own mature palette and knowledge upon them. There were days when I would make a deluxe , five star meal and they would prefer Kraft Mac n Cheese. What?…I wondered often, how much do I need to enforce them trying these new flavors? Friends of mine would have these kids that ate exotic foods from birth practically. People would say, your kids must have amazing palettes and I would reply, not quite yet, because that was the truth. As they have grown in their freedom, they are now coming around, each one individually at their own pace. Then one day, wow! They want to try everything my husband and I are eating. This is amazing! Often times very expensive too.Anyone who eats sushi knows, it’s not the first thing you want your kids to crave.
Bringing this back to our life perspective and food connection , sometimes acceptance of a situation or dish takes time. But if we learn to try it little by little we find we might like what’s in front of us.Share an example of getting used to life or food.