In May, I wrote an article for Verily about a few things I’ve learned in the kitchen since I started cooking for my husband and myself. One of those lessons? Cook the same recipes over and over again.
Imagine my delight when I discovered The Kitchn’s series on women who eat the same thing for lunch every day. They interviewed a law student, a minimalist, an American expat, a world-class runner and a travel writer.
I loved these observations from the minimalist (emphasis mine):
I work from home, which is part of why I have the same lunch every day; but when I think back, even in New York, I used to eat pretty much the same thing. So, I guess it’s more that if something works, I keep doing it until it doesn’t work. I like to keep things simple.
I do the same thing with my clothes: classics, white shirts, T-shirts, jeans. All winter long I wear almost the same thing. I don’t have to think about it; it’s just, “this is what I eat and this is what I wear,” and then it gives me the freedom to do other things. It’s one less decision a day to make.
I suppose that it’s not by accident that I’m going through my wardrobe and my recipes at the same time, trying to create “uniforms” that help me minimize decisions and use that energy elsewhere