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Inventive boxes carry mealtime inspiration

By Nadine Kam

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 11, 2014

~~<p>In another life I cooked fairly often, three or four days out of the week. The thing about that is, I only liked to cook for one person, my husband, Christopher Neil, who was exceptionally expressive in his appreciation and complimentary of all that came out of the kitchen, a far cry from my previous experiences. I was always far ahead of trends and never felt that kind of acceptance when I was preparing vegan and vegetarian food 25 years ago, and baking moussaka when few were interested in world cuisines or eating lamb. My brother and sisters, after visits to my apartment, would claim I was trying to kill them.</p>
<p>After Chris died in April 2013, I pretty much stopped cooking. I have used my kitchen only three or four times in the past year, two of them potluck occasions that forced my hand.</p>
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In another life I cooked fairly often, three or four days out of the week. The thing about that is, I only liked to cook for one person, my husband, Christopher Neil, who was exceptionally expressive in his appreciation and complimentary of all that came out of the kitchen, a far cry from my previous experiences. I was always far ahead of trends and never felt that kind of acceptance when I was preparing vegan and vegetarian food 25 years ago, and baking moussaka when few were interested in world cuisines or eating lamb. My brother and sisters, after visits to my apartment, would claim I was trying to kill them.

After Chris died in April 2013, I pretty much stopped cooking. I have used my kitchen only three or four times in the past year, two of them potluck occasions that forced my hand. Login for more...



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