Fasting and cooking at the same time is not for the faint hearted. I am at Day 5 of my juice fast. The aromas are intensified and your mouth starts salivating. I did not grow up making pancakes back home in Singapore, so making it this morning for Kyan didn't seem to have much effect on me. I was not tempted to eat it, and felt pretty calm. When I threw garlic into my pan for Kyan's dinner, I could smell wafts of childhood and memories of my mom cooking dinner for us every evening came rushing forth. She always started with crisping garlic. Fasting triggers some deep, food related memories for me. I had abit of a struggle cooking the Shrimp Fried Rice and missed my mom's cooking sorely. I know I was not only missing the foods, but more importantly, the warmth of having my mom taking care of me, or my meals, to be specific.
Which foods trigger you the most during your fast? Or what dish do you think you cannot live without? What do you like making for your kids when you are fasting? I would love to know!