Rachel’s Confession

Darya's Egg Fried Cabbage Recipe

Here’s something that made me smile :)

“Hi Jules

I don’t often (if ever) write to commend someone random. In fact I follow very few blogs, insta pages, celebrities etc… they only clutter up my life

But I have been following you for at least 6 or 7 years now.

And I have a confession to make.

I have been happily stealing your ideas all this time.

I am not a cook who loves cooking.

I am a cook who loves eating…

The cooking bit is a chore and a bore to me.

Which is why I have followed you for so long..

I could go on about what I love so much, the different things I’ve learned, the seasonal suggestions, the simplicity etc…

But basically you give me all the ideas I need (and some you can keep – insert big laugh here) but truly.

I love more of your recipes than not.

You’ve taken a very disinterested cook and turned me into someone who is half proud of my food.

I even have a bit of a reputation at work for being into ‘all that good stuff’, the irony of that just that makes me laugh!

I just read about you loving the idea of helping people discover the joys of simple whole food.

This finally moved me to write and let you know that you have made a difference to me.

I still don’t love cooking (or cabbage much).

But I always look forward to what new idea you have and what fantastic creation I can try out.

Thanks Jules, you are the best

Rach x


What about you?

Do I still have some work to turn you into a cabbage lover?

Have you also been stealing my ideas for years?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

And even if you think you don’t love cooking, have some fun in the kitchen this week :)

With love,
Jules x

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  • “I am not a cook who loves cooking. I am a cook who loves eating…”

    And I’m a cook who LOVES this comment! Describes me to a T. I’m so glad to hear there are other ladies out there who don’t really like cooking but love food.

    And thank you, Jules, for all the inspiration and ideas for cooking simple yet delicious meals.

  • Hi Jules,
    I have also been stealing your ideas for years, from when I was living in London, to having 2 children, to moving back to Australia now with a 5 and 3 year old. A lot of what you write resonates with me and I love your recipes.
    I love cooking but it’s sometimes just too much with a young family and work, so your style suits me perfectly! I especially like using veggies as a pasta substitute and the big salad for lunch.
    I also never comment on blogs but thought this is a perfect opportunity to reach out as I felt it must be kind of strange to know that someone else out there is following your work and you don’t even know about it!
    Keep up the good work.

  • I do love to cook and love your recipes. Cabbage is a fav, I made your cabbage lasagna, loved it and so did others who are used to the pasta lasagna. I’ll try your mince and cabbage. One of my favorite ways to eat cabbage is to cut into about 2-3 inch wedges, add a bit of butter or olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, wrap 2 or 3 in heavy duty foil and grill on medium heat about 30-40 minutes until slightly charred. I check after 20 minutes and turn the foil package over.

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