I’m not an artistic person… or am I?

This thought came to me this morning while I was in class. Classmates were presenting their marvelous projects while I was sitting there looking at mine like: the pictures are not even related to each other… Too much light, too much color…the arrangement does not make sense. Finally, when it was my turn to present, I honestly had no idea what to say. My mind froze for seconds that felt like hours, and at the end, I ended up talking about each picture and what they meant to me.

When I say artistic I am referring to the art of drawing or taking ‘artistic’ pictures. A musician, is an artist. I like music (I even went to music school when I was a kid, learnt how to play a bunch of instruments), I like taking pictures and making movies too, which can all fit into the category of being artistic. However, there is one thing I do consider art and its COOKING.

COOKING is an art of itself, just like not anyone can create a sculpture, or a painting using watercolors, not everyone can cook. I mean, I could be wrong. But I am sure at least one of the individuals reading this, knows someone who does not know how to cook. I do cook, and I wish I could do it as much as I would like. Oh, and I also like eating [obviously].

The reason why I am talking about cooking today is because I made a delicious breakfast this morning. I don’t do it often, but today I felt like I had the energy to do it. So I made banana pancakes with peanut butter. I know it sounds strange, but believe me, it is DELICIOUS! And it only took me 20 minutes, so is a quick breakfast too. I will post the ingredients just so people have an idea of what to expect.

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  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1/3 cup instant oatmeal
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of flaxseed
  • Splash of milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Just blend everything together and you have the batter. I cooked them at a medium-heat using non-stick cooking spray.

I once met a chef who told me “the secret for a good recipe is to be creative”, and isn’t creativity a big thing for an artist? He also talked to me about having the ingredient list as a guide; however, once you are MAKING the recipe, feel free to add more ingredients, to change the quantities, etc. just imagine the bowl for the ingredients as your canvas and you can do what you wish with it.

Cooking is also something I like to do on my free time. When I was home last week and didn’t have to worry too much about doing homework, I took my camera, went grocery shopping and made my favorite Venezuelan dessert, Three Milk Cake. And because I had “a lot of time”, I took my camera and filmed the whole process. There isn’t really much room in this recipe for ‘creativity’ though I was wondering if you could make the cake with a different set of milks? – I would have to try that.

Here’s the video:

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