A long desired cookbook

I got a super book as a gift today. I have some favourite gastrobloggers both in English and in Hungarian and my brother surprised me with a cookbook from Főzelékes Feri, a very funny gastroblogger. Főzelék is a special Hungarian food, not very posh, often served in school canteens and at home, but usually kids feel it is just a form of vicious punishment as it’s “just veggies”. Traditionally, it is made with white flour and is not always very healthy but he turned them into healthy, delicious and desirable meals.

főzelékHe changed the traditional spices and used offbeat flavour combinations, for instance, in my favourite recipe there are lentils, orange and tarragon. Usually lentils are made with bay, and most often people eat “főzelék” with meatballs but he experimented with many other possibilities and created my favourite topping: roasted cauliflower. Easy and fast to prepare and really delicious. And now, I have his book. I put it on my Christmas wishlist (among 10000 other cookbooks) but Christmas came only today :) Together with a nice new dotted umbrella. I’m in love with dots.

főzelékesferi00Check these meals, they look good but they don’t only taste good but delicious :)

My road to be a holistic nutritionist

step1: have good parents who find healthy eating important

step2: not to be a rebel and follow the rules of healthy eating and learn to cure illnesses by herbs and concentrate on prevention and take vitamins, do exercises, be happy

step3: have a stressful period (university, relationship problems, taking care of sick relative, no rest, nothing)

step4: be diagnosed with insulinresistence. freak out. going back to the origins

step5: read a lot about special diet and concentrate on healthy eating again

step6: more stress and be diagnosed with fibroids. freak out. trying to concentrate on alternative therapies (special exercises, herbs, Bach flower remedies, meditation)

step7: change carreer – at least start working on it: become a fitness trainer (2011 was a good year, it changed a lot in my life), Pilates instructor (several different but somehow similar courses to help cure back pain, courses about prenatal fitness, postnatal rehabilitation, everything in consideration of healthy spine)

step8: learn about healthy eating on fitness related courses and read as many books as possible

step9: start teaching Aviva method (I’ll write about it later) and learn a different approach of dieting, meet many women with cycle related problems, PMS, PCOS, fibroids, preparing for IVF and stuff… want to help them and read even more

step10: realise that my path is to help people with not only proper workout and special exercises but personalized “healing” diet, too

step11: save money for the desired courses :D

step12: start a blog to help pass time :D

And here I am now. I want to start my courses as soon as I can but I have to save some money. Until then I will read as many books as I can (recommendations are welcome), visit workshops on dieting (I’m very curious about the ayurvedic approach, for example) and learn wherever I can.

I will experiment with my cooking, too. This is my weakest point, I often cook the same foods because I’m always happy when I’m succesful with a food and hate making mistakes and being out of ingredients at home. So this is part of my plan: I will try to cook in a higher variety and take risk with experimenting with more recipes.

I have some nice cookbooks (and my stupid obsession is to collect more and more cookbooks, even if I don’t use the recipes – I LOVE the pictures and the smell of the book), I want to try many recipes.

So, this is the present. Just desires and being forced to wait.

I’d like to take part in two courses, one is for getting the certification Holistic Nutritionist and the other is titled “Healing Diets”. Both would make me happy. Okay, now, winning a lottery would make me the happiest because I wouldn’t have to wait a day ;)

First “push”

It’s huge luck that I ordered a book as a motivation because I really like nice pictures of food, I’m a huge fan of cookbooks and Ella’s book has just arrived and I’m really happy. I must choose some good recipes or just look at the beautiful pictures and get inspired. I like cookbooks because they make me wanna cook and eat healthy food.