This is me making Bolognese for dinner two nights ago. It's the fifth time I've made it since coronavirus came to town. Though it contains plenty of nutritious ingredients, including veggies and homemade chicken stock, I didn't choose this dish based on its nutritive value. I chose it because I knew it would satisfy a particular need: comfort. And it worked.
True nourishment includes satisfacation. I've been reading the book, "Perfection Salad: Women and cooking at the turn of the century". Most of the "domestic scientists", as they called themselves at this time, focused on the nutritional components of food, ease of digestion and thriftiness, and completely ignored deliciousness and satisfaction. They also went all out creating dishes that looked a particular way, but completely disregarded how they might taste. Though their mission was honorable, it was not what I would call "Love Body-esque".
As Tara says, "We eat not only to nourish the body, but to satisfy the body." And I just merge those two things together to say that nourishment includes satisfaction. Truly nourishing ourselves means providing our bodies and our minds with the things that we need to thrive, enjoy, soothe, create and expand, as well as the things that enable us to meet challenges gracefully and love fully.
Whole-self nourishment is one of Love Body's aims, and some days, say perhaps in the middle of quarantine, that may look quite simple: a morning meditation, a walk around the block, and some bolognese.
Here's the recipe I've been using. I substitute coconut milk for regular milk.
Bon Appétit's Best Bolognese
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