Let’s put our culinary skills to the test. We are creating a new recipe for the dish known as success. Now, I am aware that there is every temptation of cooking it below three minutes yet hoping for it to be delicious nonetheless.
(Photo of my daughter, Min, having her first lesson in cooking).
Well, that is not going to happen with success unless we agree to having a meal of instant noodles. Then again, instant noodles as a dish can hardly be called success because it won’t be all that appetizing (or rather fulfilling).
According to a rumor that appears to originate from one of the Le Cordon Bleu schools, success is a dish that has already been cooked to perfection by various renowned chefs. It seems that there can be different ingredients and ways of cooking. Consequently, the results can be as varied and flavorful; producing unique palate experiences. Don’t laugh but here is the secret that I found out from inside sources of award-winning culinary chefs: the ones that win rave reviews are those that strangely create in their consumers, the miraculous effect of balancing their chakras and sending them on an instantaneous flight to heaven, with just a single bite.
Indeed, the pinnacle of success is the glorious moment when mind, body and spirit connects. It is the moment of awakening to the fullness of life. Thereafter as the food melts in our mouth, we experience tingling waves of pleasurable sensations throughout our entire body. Now, if you have watched the animated show Ratatouille, it is the exact moment where the notoriously hard-to-please food critic “The Grim Eater” takes his first bite into a home cooked dish made by Remy, the aspiring chef (which happens to be a rat). In the same manner, the dish success leaves a tantalizing but lingering memory in our taste buds even way after our having digested the gastronomical delight. Success becomes a lasting legacy, a tribute to the chef who put every heart and soul to its creation.
Ingredients For Success
To cook an excellent meal, the best quality ingredients are obviously needed. We cannot afford to go cheap, quick or convenient. Best if we can get the ingredients direct from source. We don’t want use ingredients that are toxic or hormone-injected, by any chance. Neither do we want to buy them from manufacturers or producers who are not of pure intent. We also want our ingredients to come from sustainable farming.
Success is conventionally cooked with the ingredients of goal setting, detailed mission planning, motivation and so on. I am going to lay out what I think is my interpretation of the dish success. The ingredients are:
A slice of dream.
A dash of inspiration.
A can of courage.
One therapeutic remedy of long-lasting fragrant wine called love.
Two strengths of commitment.
Two squirts of creative juice.
Three pinches of playfulness.
Homemade Secret Sauce*.
Instructions For Recipe for Success
It will not be easy for most to make a leap to success without first experimenting. If you are new to cooking, you may not get it right the first time. I recall feeling extremely anxious during my first cooking class. So, don’t let anxiety hold you back, by recalling the jingle “if yan can cook, so can you!” The trick really is to cultivate a sense of adventure, play and experimentation.
Ready to get cracking? Here is my Recipe for Success:
1. Remove the frozen packet marked “dreams” on its plastic cover from the freezer.
2. Defrost overnight.
3. Choose the most succulent slice of dream and place it in a big mixing bowl.
4. Sift away as many black seeds found on the slice of dream as you possibly can. These are seeds of fear.
5. Pour in the therapeutic wine remedy called love.
6. Mix the contents in the bowl thoroughly.
7.Add a dash of inspiration.
8. Whisk in Homemade Secret Sauce*.
9. Heap spoonfuls from the can of courage. The number of spoonfuls should correspond with the amount that you need.
10. Transfer the contents from the mixing bowl into a pan.
11. Place pan over steady fire.
12. After 5 meditative moments, add two squirts of creative juice.
13. Bring the pan to a boil before lowering the heat for a simmer.
14. After 10 energy minutes, add three pinches of playfulness.
15. Stir in the two strengths of commitment and continue to simmer until you’ve got a nice aromatic blend.
Serve in a plate lined with decorative fresh edible flowers.
Homemade Secret Sauce to Success*
If you have cooked before, you would know that following a recipe may not necessarily produce the same taste eventually. Not even if it is a recipe by famous celebrity chef such as Jamie Oliver. I dare say it is likely to be the same with cooking “success”. Because of this, I believe that while it helps to follow a standard recipe, you will have to eventually make it your way.
So here I am; still working on my secret sauce and perfecting my recipe, burning up hours in experimentation. I am just short of a few magic potions that will make it unique.
I wouldn’t mind having some help, though If you know of an ingredient or a step that I am missing, feel free to share. Who knows? Your contribution may be just what is needed in a whole new way of cooking success.
See you in the kitchen of life!
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