I’ve been on a quick to whip up, so simple you could even make it while camping, recipe kick as of lately. I believe this is due to future adventures that I’ll embark upon in the airstream. Plus I had the opportunity to work with some clients for their camping trips. This is also the time of year when I would pack up and head the Burning Man (not this year). I suppose my mind is used to working in this way around the Summer months.
To my advantage and hopefully yours this simple style of preparing meals allots me more time to adventure, play outside, feel lighter in my body, and fully enjoy all that Summer offers.
Feeling inspired, I made a recipe video for this one as an experiment to see what it’s like to shoot a video in the airstream. It turned out pretty successful in the sense that I learned a lot about my set up and the recipe was documented for you to recreate. I tried to do an overhead video all the while shooting face on and my plan was to montage them together but the lighting from the overhead turned out to be too crummy to use. So as you’ll see in this video (I’m sometimes looking up, such a rookie) and it’s a direct shot with nice lighting, sans overhead (for now at least, until I work on better overhead lighting.) Something that’s important for me to share with you is that I didn’t let perfectionism stop me from creating and sharing this video with you. I recognize my art is a work in progress and I welcome your feedback.
I once read a passage from Liz Gilbert’s book Big Magic that stuck with me, especially at times when I want to delay starting a project such as a recipe video until I have all the elements perfect. Gilbert says, “perfectionism stops people from completing their work, yes–but even worse, it often stops people from beginning their work. Perfectionists often decide in advance that the end product is never going to be satisfactory, so they don’t even bother trying to be creative in the first place.”
This recipe is a safe place to practice the idea of letting go of perfectionism. My question for you is, can you make these bars and focus on pure joy instead of the end result. I hope you’ll try letting go here and allowing creativity to inspire the finished recipe.
Looking forward to hearing how you’ve made this recipe your own! Feel free to share your creativity with me in the comments below.