Watch me make this dish from my Online TV Show, A Taste of Therapy TV: here
This recipe has no steps. No order. No directions or correct way to do it. In fact, you can change any and all of the ingredients I have listed below. That means, this salad can be different every time you make it.
So those of you who MUST BE RIGHT AT ALL TIMES (right-o-holics) can practice letting go of your need to be right. Practice this skill in the kitchen so that it will become easier to do outside of the kitchen. You can see in a black and white, concrete recipe that your need to be right DOES NOT MATTER to get an end result of this delicious salad.
This is really important. Don’t believe me?
Well, believe this: The need to be right is killing your relationship in these 3 ways.
1. You assume that differing points of view obviously mean that the other person is wrong.
2. You are being OVERLY critical in order to ensure you are right.
3. You are stopping the trust and intimacy from further developing.
In other words, keep up this behavior, and your relationship will end.
Take your Right-o-holic into the kitchen and make this dish. Show them that is doesn’t matter how you chop it, dice it, throw it in, you’ll end up with a delicious dinner salad. Explain to them that their behavior IS KILLING your relationship and that they need to get a handle of this now, before it becomes too late. They won’t like this recipe. But, make them sit in it. When they start to get uncomfortable with this ambiguity, help them. Show them it’s ok not to have to follow a recipe or do things the exact way they always want things to be done. Help them through this.
Diced red bell pepper
Diced sweet onion
Cooked, peeled, deveined shrimp
1 can of chick peas
feta cheese or Parmesan Romano
Chop and toss into bowl. Change or add whatever you want.
1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
3 crushed garlic cloves
2 tsp oregano 2 tsp dried basil
1.5 tsp pepper
1.5 tsp salt
1.5 tsp onion powder
Juice from 1 lemon
1.5 tsp Italian seasoning
Mix and enjoy! Happy Cooking,