Keep it minimal, what can you take out instead of what can you add?
This is a new mantra for me, a concept in which I do not have many practice hours logged. If anything, my default is the opposite, to add as many things as possible. What else does this need? Not just in cooking, but in my fashion, in my decorating, in my personal goals. More more more is better and more impressive. But I need to consider the simpler task, the monk’s perspective, the basic blocks. Tone is down, keep it sharp, focus on the specifics.