There is a certain portion of the population who wakes up every morning and instead of looking forward to, or possibly dreading, the day ahead of them, they think about one thing:
In fact, as soon as breakfast is over, their next meal is constantly hovering in their peripheral.
Lots of young people play at being foodies, but they’re only excited about food because they grew up in a house that liked food. You were their mentor in the culinary arts.
You are the senior foodie.
It’s not ALL about the food…
There are some challenges in getting older. One of them is that your diet is constantly under attack from people who don’t know any better, like your doctor, or maybe your spouse.
They try to make diet into the derogatory four-letter word it was never meant to be. If it was up to them, you’d be eating gluten free, fat free, flavor free foods, conveniently coated in a gelatin capsule to help them go down easier.
Even if these antagonists are right and you need to modify your food intake, why not explore the rich world of food available outside of your comfort zone. If you’re a foodie, then you know what I’m talking about.
America is a great place to live in. Utah is perhaps a senior’s dreamscape, especially when it comes to food. Yeah, there’s plenty of high profile places around the country that are willing to charge you $500 for a bite or two, but I’m talking about food for real people.
Utah has a couple of things going for it. One is the amazing growth we experience. This brings in people from all over the world. We also have a lot of young men and women who go abroad, then come back with a whole lot of love for whichever part of the country they lived in.
Combine these two factors with a highly ambitious entrepreneurial culture and you get a lot of diverse restaurants. From Kentucky Fried to Korean, Filipino to French, Italian to Indonesian, Mexican to Moroccan, Utah has just about anything the world can offer.
Many adventurous seniors in our 55+ communities enjoy getting together once per month, or even once per week, to explore new culinary experiences.
Granted, you can’t always eat out. Welcome to the Internet.
A whole world of new recipes from around the world wide web is at your fingertips. You don’t even have to buy the cook book anymore. Hard to find ingredients are just a click away.
You can visit any part of the world with your spouse, or even your neighbors without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.
On top of that, the kitchens we provide at our communities are large enough to handle the most ambitious of our senior cuisinarts. With plenty of room to cook and even more room to host a party, 55+ foodies are finding our senior communities to be breeding grounds for new recipes and fantastic new diets.
Wanna try a new recipe?
Give this favorite a try. A traditional desert from the Philippines, perfect for a warm weathered day.
Sweet Beens (Red and or white)
Young coconut meat
Fresh Jackfruit (careful, it’s sticky)
Layer everything. I like to put the beans at the bottom, fill in with shaved ice, add the coconut meat, more ice, then layer the top with the flan, jackfruit (or mango or any other tropical fruit you like), then drizzle with the evap milk. Top it all off with a hearty scoop of Ube (purple yam) ice cream. Your grandkids will never want another boring snow cone ever again.
You can mix this up any way you want and experiment with different ingredients.