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Cooking with Love & Intention

Cooking with Love & Intention


Cooking with Love & Intention

By Yecenia Currie

This recipe requires 1⁄2 tsp of cinnamon and a heaping tablespoon of Love & Intention.

It’s not sufficient to only cook dinner nicely.

Right here’s what I wholeheartedly consider: While you cook dinner, your power or state of being transfers into your meal, and that power can both improve or inhibit the therapeutic and nutritive qualities of the meal.

So, what are you imparting? As a result of, good or dangerous, whoever’s consuming that meal is actually taking all of it in.

This idea might sound somewhat “tacky” to some, however the easy act of taking note of the

temper or frame of mind you’re in earlier than making a meal for your self or a cherished one is fairly highly effective. And whether or not you understand it or not, it could actually have a major impression in your well-being.

You may also take into account making use of this idea to different actions or acts of service you take part in.

We will say or do a factor performatively to mannequin an outward show of kindness, but when our coronary heart isn’t in it and our intentions are impure—that’s what’s felt. That’s what actually exhibits by means of.

I’m not suggesting that you just cook dinner your meals with a “Stepford Spouse” smile plastered throughout your

face. It’s additionally not a slight to attenuate the truth that all of us have dangerous days or moments of not feeling our greatest, so I’m not asking that you just transfer from a spot of inauthenticity.

I’m speaking in regards to the easy act of noticing:


Simply that consciousness, by itself, makes such a distinction in the way you perform the duty. As a result of you then’ll be current sufficient to watch and alter your behaviors in real-time. Like—oh dang, I’m in right here slamming cupboards and over-salting the meals… possibly I would like a minute.


My husband has referred to as me out about this on a number of events. For instance, if I’m irritated, upset, or in a really “outwardly seen” funk. He would possibly say one thing like, “Are you alright?” to which I’d reply with a brief and mildly irritated, “I’m high quality, why?”

After which he’d reply in a really “jokingly-serious” method, “I’m simply not feeling the LOVE…Pay attention, I don’t need no matter’s on you proper now to finish up in my meals, so [waves around exaggerated hands in my direction] … do no matter you have to do to repair that earlier than you begin cooking, please.”

Then, after we now have an excellent chortle about him utilizing my phrases towards me, I give myself a second to permit these detrimental emotions to dissipate earlier than I begin getting ready our meal. That doesn’t imply I used to be being dismissive of how I felt moments earlier than. It simply means I made a aware choice, in that second, to vary my power, my present state of being, to make sure we acquired probably the most out of the meal. As a result of it’s essential to us, and we really feel higher for it.

Cooking, like many different each day duties, can even set off your inside autopilot settings, and you’ll simply be “there” bodily cooking, however your thoughts is out on a lunch break. All of us do it. It’s regular human habits. However you may shortly carry your self again to the current second and activity at hand. One thing so simple as feeling gratitude for the nourishment you get to arrange for the individuals you’re keen on. Or letting your self get misplaced within the aromatic aromas of the deliciousness you’re creating can function light reminders to be proper the place you might be.

For me, very like my yoga observe, cooking is a transferring meditation. So, as an alternative of it being a secular chore or activity the place I daze off into boringness, I attempt to add some present-mindedness and stream by means of it from a spot of creativity and contentedness—with intention.

So be the power that you just wish to obtain. Be what you’d like others to obtain. Let your time within the kitchen be an providing, a prayer, an act of affection.

I hope this idea of Cooking with Love & Intention encourages you to look at and elevate the power you carry to your cooking house and introduces a brand new or contemporary perspective on pouring love into every thing you do.


Yecenia Currie has adopted a plant-based weight-reduction plan for over 13 years. Her coronary heart for wholesome dwelling is modeled by her dedication to honoring her temple and treating it with the utmost care and reverence as a way to dwell a full, vibrant, “Candy & Savory Life”! Yecenia efficiently accomplished a holistic vitamin and culinary coaching to additional her information and incorporate the therapeutic advantages of aware cooking. In 2014, she grew to become an authorized yoga teacher to deepen her each day observe and assist assist others on their mind-body wellness journey. She and her husband, Roger, have traveled to over 45 international locations up to now, and people travels have impressed a lot of her creations within the kitchen. Yecenia is from Upstate New York and presently resides in Los Angeles. “Candy & Savory Life” is her first cookbook. For more information, go to her web site.



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