I have always enjoyed cooking and making sure I provide good healthy choices for my family.
During the past few years however, I found myself having to expand on my variety of recipes as it became a necessity rather than a luxury. Due to the deteriorating muscles in my throat, it started becoming harder and harder for me to swallow certain foods. I found myself restricted to fewer choices of meals, which led to boredom, loss of appetite, and eventually, resulting in weight loss. Needless to say, this was unacceptable for my battle against ALS – I needed every weapon in my body to function to its utmost capacity.
Seeing as I couldn’t go out to restaurants, I decided to bring the restaurants to my home. No,no, not take out or delivery ha ha. I started following different chefs on the food channels on TV, which I would then record and ask my caregivers to copy these new recipes in a book.
The following day, I would be wheeled into the kitchen where we would try to cook the recipes with lots of nodding and shaking my head (and some messy tasting ha ha), until we’ve perfected the meal.
The result: four full recipe books, delicious meals, healthy appetite, and most importantly NO weight loss! in fact I gained some weight ha ha.