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Before you can eat the pot pie, you must make it. Before that, you must want it. Before that, you must know hunger, and what it means to live without things that you want. So step one is not to have any pot pie at all. The rest can be safely derived from understanding your own internal desires, listening to the hunger with in, and balancing indulgence with reason.
Originally posted to my new DreamWidth recipe journal. You can comment there using your LiveJournal ID and password, thanks to the spooky Internet magic of OpenID.