Finding new ways to adventurously change up ingredients is part of what keeps me happy. Actually, when I think about it, I’m addicted to change. Most of my changes each day are slight and subtle. Maybe using white pepper instead of black pepper. Some changes fall in the mid range, like changing up the furniture in my living room then wondering if Ben will notice when he come in! I love changing my hair color and over the years have gone from almost red to having wine colored highlights.
Other changes in my world can be pretty drastic like when I reinvented myself from ‘Dr. Alice’, psychologist, to ‘Ally’, the consummate foodie. I think change is good for us, especially as we get older. It keeps us more vibrant and interesting. Also, change forces your brain to ‘reignite and fire’ to accommodate the ‘novel’ activity, so that’s good, too. Think about what you do, how you do it. Maybe just a simple change will add some interesting adventure to your day. Much like this caramlized cauliiflower & pears recipe! xoxo ~peace & namaste~ ally