Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. Garlic Delight is our Internet home (who is our? Read the About Us page) where my collection of recipes, illustrations, photos, rants, tips, and ideas live.
Garlic Delight is about rediscovering the lost art and delights of cooking amidst the daily stress and chaos of our lives.
Countless articles say that we’re cooking less and less. Baby boomers like to judge us, millennials, saying that we couldn’t fry an egg to save our lives. Pfffffff.
Even the Wall Street Journal’s 2017 article, “Why Cooking Has Become a Lost Art”, is throwing us, millennials, under the proverbial bus:
“About 42% of millennials’ monthly food budget is spent on food prepared outside the home, more than any other generation, according to a survey of 1,500 U.S. consumers last year by Acosta. Millennials spent an average of $202 a month on food prepared outside the home last year, up from an average of $159 in 2015.”“Why Cooking Has Become a Lost Art” by Julie Jargon and Heather Haddon from WSJ
It’s about time to prove these naysayers wrong!!!
Garlic Delight is about taking time to cook simply and mindfully.
It’s about rekindling passion in our lives, doing something for the sheer joy of it not because we have to but because we want to.
It’s about creating something amazing to share with another person.
It’s about finding joy in mistakes too, like when a dish doesn’t come together but we still learned something in the process.
I’m Anna Rider. Alex and I started this food blog to share our love of food with you. We hope it inspires you to (re)discover how home cooking can de-stress and energize you while becoming your secret SUPERPOWER.
If you’re stuck behind a computer screen 10+ hours a day and tired of pushing around zeros and ones, join us as we reconnect with tangible things and evoked our 5 senses together.
Why read this food blog?
Do you live an urban/suburban, millennial lifestyle where you struggle to balance “adulting” with fun, pleasure, and happiness?
When was the last time you cooked a good meal to nourish yourself without stressing out about all the things you had to get done?
Or feeling exhausted because the recipe was too damn complicated and you just wanted to make something simple, yet delicious?
I don’t know how to combat the 21st century overwhelm. But let’s try to find out together.
Let’s explore the techniques and foundations for how to cook for pleasure.
Let’s apply the 80/20 principle in our cooking to do less, while enjoying more.
Let’s find a better way.
Side note: If you’re part of the FI community, you’ll love our approach because it follows the same value-first, optimized way of thinking.
If you have no idea what FI is, but you love the idea of savoring moments and thinking about how to slow time down and express your creative side through cooking, then stick around.
We’ll have fun together, I promise.
Then, tell us about yourself
Now that you’ve read about us, tell me about you. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or leave a message on our contact form.
I’d love to hear what you’re struggling with and how we could help each other.