An intense desire or enthusiasm for something... to acquire this kind of passion one must know themselves. Do you?
Finding your passion is like finding your favorite dish. It’s personal. It’s deep. Passion arises when you feel connected to your deeper SELF, to your family, or to some activity you love doing that you cannot look up from. It envelopes you. Like my strong love of food and cooking, passion can be connected to memories of comfort when you most needed it, and to food that provided that comfort.
Growing up I spent most of my time in the kitchen. Large, leisure Sunday brunches, lunches, dinners, all filled with lots of family. My father’s jokes, my brother’s belly laughs, and even my mother’s apron, a good place to hide your face during the somber times when someone was ill in the family. The aromas in that kitchen lifted like a comforting mist out of the pots, mingling with the messages of love and creative energy. All of life’s experiences, and most of who I am, seemed to take residence in that kitchen. Food meant experiencing life together and creative new ways to do so.
My Dad was quite adventurous when it came to food, and he made sure we tried everything. His famous line was, “Have a bite and I promise that even if you love it, I won’t give you another.” He was funny, but he was very passionate about cooking, creating and presenting. Dad passed away when we were teenagers. In the years that followed, my brother and I always found solace in that kitchen, experimenting with food as Dad did. We felt so close to him there, we could almost hear his laughter. I think that’s where I found my passion for food and my personal passion in life. Whether joyful or sad, experiences in our past can give us clues to help us find our gifts and what are meant to do today.
A special moment you’ve shared with your love one can create a passion. But here are some other ways that might help you find your life’s passion.
Finding the Spark
- Stop for a moment. Think about what matters to you. Understand what you value and make plans to increasingly include that in your week.
- Follow your curiosity. Curiosity is often a portal to passion. Explore it. Take a class. Try a new recipe. Just jump.
- Fear will show up. When it comes, acknowledge it, appreciate it, and then take a step beyond it.
- Dream about what your passion can become. It could be a future business or just a future getaway from the routines of life.
- Continually feed your passion. Once you've found it, dive in.
- Repeat. Often. :-)
"Eggergize Me" Omelette
- 1 cup of kale (fresh)
- 1 egg with yolk
- 2 egg whites
- 1 ½ teaspoons of red bell peppers
- 1 ½ teaspoons of green bell peppers
- 1 Serrano chili
- 1 ½ teaspoons tomato
- 1 ½ teaspoons of cilantro
- 1 ½ teaspoons of shredded mozzarella (light, skim milk)
- ¼ teaspoon of salt (to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon of Life is a Recipe® Garam Masala
- ¼ teaspoon of paprika
- 1 ½ teaspoons of onion (chopped finely)
- 1 teaspoon ghee or coconut oil
On high heat warm ghee or coconut oil.
Add the egg into the bowl and pour in egg whites.
Whisk well. Next, add in tomatoes, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, onion, cilantro, salt, garam massala, paprika, serrano chili and shredded cheese.
Pour the egg mixture into the pan.
When the egg begins to bubble, fold the egg in half and press it down.
Flip again and press down.
When the egg is no longer dripping fold over again to make a triangle.
On a bed of kale place the omelet and drizzle with Sriracha.