I was just reading one of my friend’s blogs where she did the 20 Random Things About Me exercise. I noticed an item that we had talked about recently – she always follows a recipe when she cooks. This made me think about myself and how different we are on this topic. I, myself, take a recipe and change it – no matter what it is – usually. It may be one small change or lots of changes – it just depends on the recipe. I don’t have a specific reason why I do it, but I was just thinking what some of the reasons might be.
Some logical reasons might be:
- Substitution of healthier options
- Disliking of an ingredient
- Not happy with the cooking method
Less logical reasons might be:
- Add my personal touch
- To interject my creativity
- To be defiant
- Because I can
I never really thought about why I modify receipes before, so this was a neat exercise. Now I need to think about the 20 Random Things About Me.