Rewriting the story: 'I don’t have time to cook'

kitchen stories Jul 07, 2021

This is the second part in our six-week series on the counterproductive stories we tell ourselves in the kitchen – those hurdles that mess with our mojo and prevent us from enjoying the process of cooking. This week we’re hearing from Danielle Abell from Lick The Plates and examining the belief that we ‘don’t have time’.

Danielle Abell

Lockdown is an interesting time to think about time, because suddenly there is so much of it. All of our (often self-imposed) busy-ness is taken away, and we are left with just ourselves.

And what are people doing more of? Being out in nature and cooking! Everyone is going right back to basics. It’s an amazing opportunity for many to unwind our nervous system (which has become so wired, constantly hearing and believing that there isn’t enough time).

Do you feel like you have enough time for anything? Probably not! Well, let me tell you: It’s not true. We’ve been spun to believe this lie that...

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How’s your kitchen mojo?

kitchen stories Jun 30, 2021

What thoughts come to mind when you think about cooking? Does it bring up feelings of overwhelm? Pressure? Joy? Creativity? Sustenance? Duty? When you think about eating, do your thoughts turn to enjoyment and pleasure or do you often find yourself subconsciously categorising your diet into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods?

We’re diving headfirst into new territory, here on the blog. For the next six weeks I’ll be teaming up with Danielle Abell from Lick The Plates and exploring the often self-imposed barriers that mess with our kitchen mojo – either sabotaging our efforts to cook or simply preventing us from enjoying the process as much as we’d like.

The stories we tell ourselves

If you are the primary cook in your family, you’re likely preparing many meals each week and making countless decisions about those meals each day.

Have you ever really stopped to examine the subconscious thoughts and beliefs you have around cooking and eating?...

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