You may be wondering, what is that? Is that Sodium Girl’s worst nightmare? A kitchen covered in ants? Thankfully, it is not, or else I might have left the house never to return again. I have a serious fear of the little guys. So small. I just don’t trust them.
While this scene is not my worst nightmare, it is my biggest pet peeve. A huge spill during a hurried cooking session. With a quick twitch of the hand, I turned this cute little 1/4 cup of quinoa
into a sea of grains bouncing all over my linoleum floor. In the brief moment, during which I quickly decided between screaming or staying clam, I realized that it is messes like this one that keep people from cooking. As nice as it is to have a freshly made, home cooked meal, the sometimes endless pots and pans, not to mention splashes and spills, feel like way too much work than it is worth.
But here’s what I have to say about that point of anxiety: get a dustbuster. No seriously. Go out, grab a cordless vacuum that you can keep near your kitchen and get over it. Messes are bound to happen. And while they may sometimes send us over the edge – dropping your blush and breaking it in the bathroom sink was really the last thing you needed this morning, am Iright? – they are good reminders to breath and have patience.
Also, once you get out that dustubster, I’m sure you’ll realize your floor is covered in more than just quinoa and actually, that it needed a good scrub. Cleanliness is next to godliness, right? So not only will you have a healthy, low sodium meal to eat, but a kitchen floor that you can eat off of. Again.
If you need more convincing, check out this beautiful potato salad – the reason for the quinoa spill in the first place – and find the recipe on food52.com.
In the end, cooking low sodium meals from scratch is worth it. Even if it costs you a moment or two of clean up. Happy Holiday Weekend and I’ll see you on Tuesday. Chow on.