Discriminating Tastes: The Way to a Man’s Heart is Through His Stomach, But….

I am a man who has discriminating tastes. I don’t usually eat foods that are offered to me unless they are familiar to me. I am not an adventurous eater. I don’t care to eat what others are eating, even if it looks tasty. When I attend parties, I eat little – just enough to fill my tummy.

What my late mother always prepared for us, we never rejected it. We ate to our heart’s desire. In short, my mother was a good cook in her simple and humble way. Since I was the youngest of her six children, I always longed to go home early when I was away. I wanted to eat what she had prepared or cooked for the day. My mother was a vegan. Every week, she cooked us veggies with the best ingredients she had.

Though she wanted us to eat fresh leafy vegetables, my mother taught us not to stuff ourselves with food during the nighttime. It was not good for the tummy to eat at night, for we may suffer from indigestion. I didn’t know then if she was right, for I never disobeyed her. Today we eat veggies at any time of the day, even nighttime, and nothing happens to our tummies.

At any rate, we have to go to the restroom as soon as we get up the following morning. We are likely to move our bowels. Once we are through, we feel refreshed and nothing bothers our stomach. We know that veggies are regulating our normal bowel movement.


Role Switching

Now that my mother is gone, I have the best person to replace her in her daily kitchen chores. I am referring to my wife, Rebing (this is a fond name for Rebecca). You know when we were young friends, the first time I visited her at her house you couldn’t find anywhere. Not in the visitor receiving room, nor in the orchard. She was there in the kitchen, cooking her best recipes.

“She’s a good cook,” I presumed. No one would be doing any cooking in the kitchen if he or she doesn’t know about cooking. Since she was busy, I had to wait for her in their visiting room. I waited for two hours, but she still hadn’t come out of the kitchen to greet me. I obliged myself to go to the kitchen since her mother told me to go there.

She was surprised to find me standing at her back, observing her what she was doing. She took a scoop of one of her finished recipes and let me taste it. I did. “It’s delicious!” I told her and she rewarded me with a smile. I smiled back.

“Wouldn’t you join us in our lunch by and by?” she begged me. “Yes, of course, I will.” At lunchtime, I joined with them. I ate the three kinds of viands she had cooked. I had never tasted them before at any of the occasions or parties I had attended. This was very unusual for me!

I enjoyed Rebecca’s cooking very much. “It’s perfect!”

And she would be the perfect wife for me. I  have never regretted that I married her.


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    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      Thanks, you have made my afternoon delight as delicious as my wife’s prepared food. Since the first time that we met and until now, I am still courting her. It is my secret making her ever happy. Courting is the best ingredient to every woman’s eternal happiness. Soon, I would be featuring our unforgettable love stories here, not for entertainment but for the instilling of values to have a continued married relationship. 🙂

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      It is more than a love story. It is a life story on how we reach to a successful, faithful 44 years of married life.

  1. Pat Z Anthony

    As vegan cooks, we are sure your wife is a great cook and we would have loved meeting your mother. Many older ones in our family (grandparents) were probably vegan cooks because there were no products to use other than vegetables and fruit. This way of eating let them live long and healthy lives.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      Yap! My late mother had an orchard of vegetables. She just went there to pick the veggies she wanted to cook for us.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      I always am doing that. That is the best way to inspire her more or a hug could also serve the purpose.

  2. Ceci

    I do agree with you, but have to make sure he is within the health weight, hard to reduce weight after getting fat.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      Well, if you are talking the food you eat, of course, you should be wary the kind of foods and the nutrition they give you. If you worry about getting a big tummy.

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