A Recipe reflecting Life

bake baked basil broccoli

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I was cooking dinner this evening – Tuna Mornay – an old favourite. Now, over time I have been careful about particular food items and sensitivities. The mornay starts with cooking the onion in butter. Next is to add flour to make a roux (butter and flour mixed together to make a paste). I used gluten-free flour. All good so far.

Next item to add was the milk – soy milk of course. Then I added the tuna, cheese, spices, corn and peas.

An then I laughed at myself. Why did I bother with the gluten-free flour and the soy milk when I had already included a whole onion?

red brown white and purple onions and garlic displayed

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Then I got philosophical. We take so much care in looking after very specific aspects of our lives while we cannot see the bit that really needs attention (the equivalent of the onion) in our lives.

I guess this is how most of us manage day-to-day life. We are not always attentive to the bigger picture – especially if our thoughts are busy with a million distractions. We keep hearing about the importance of being mindful of the present moment but it often alludes me still.

 

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10 thoughts on “A Recipe reflecting Life

  1. I’ve never had a problem with onions, especially cooked . . . but dairy and gluten are best avoided. I wonder if onions will be next for me? πŸ™„

    Good philosophical musing ~> we can get so caught up in the minutiae of life, that we miss the big picture ~> the onion, if you will.

  2. Here’s me again… yes, why bother with all the processed stuff? I have (loosely) following a no/ low carb, no processed food policy. It’s turned my diabetes and gastric problems right around!
    By loosely I mean I do about 90%… I still have a beer and occasionally the odd slice of bread but stay away from pasta and sugar totally!
    I’m an advocate of #LCHF but I’d like to think I’m not “in your face” about it!! πŸ˜‰

      • Yep… low carb, health fat… eat real food, not anything processed… eat dairy and meat, above ground veggies… not dried anything… especially fruit… that is so full of sugar! There is so much one can eat that fits the bill! I can go on but there is loads of literature available now!
        Anyway, I started doing my own research two years ago when the doctors wanted to force me to take more tablets. I’ll happily go on but maybe enough for now!! πŸ˜‰

      • We eat a pretty healthy diet and we have both started going to the gym regularly and that has helped us quite a bit. I confess to having dried cranberries on my oatmeal in the mornings. I think they are good for the kidneys!

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