I went to my first Ayurveda consultation the other week and am now on a mung bean soup diet (sort of). But I am cooking every one of my meals (no more delicious frozen Trader Joe’s Vegan Pizza) and I’m surprising myself at my dedication to the process. But, on Monday night, I burnt the garlic for my mung bean soup. And it really pissed me off! I mean really pissed me off. Not something to get that upset about, right? Well, you see, I had one of the worst days I’ve ever had on Monday. So burning the garlic (after getting the hang of this recipe for a week) was not something I appreciated. But when I sat down to taste my soup it wasn’t too bad, in fact, it tasted even better! I laughed then thought of how perfectly it applied to my day. It reminded me that, although my day was pretty awful, there may be another perspective to my problem that I haven’t realized yet. Maybe my burnt garlicy of a situation will somehow taste better in the long run. And the next day, oddly enough, my problem somehow got resolved in the best way possible. And even if the situation had not turned out to be ideal, at least I’d be aware of the positive within the negative. Or tasting the deliciousness within the bitter!
Have any “burnt garlic” stories to share? I’d love to hear:)