(Closed) learning to cook at 29 years old

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 2
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I get a lot of easy recipes from budgetbytes.com. 

Post # 3
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Spaghetti bolognaise! 

Brown the mince, fry onions, fry mushrooms if you desire them, tinned tomatoes into a pot, add the mince, onions and mushrooms, add herbs as per any online recipe. Let it cook, do your pasta, sorted. 

Also look into getting a slow cooker (crock pot?). No dishes, and no proper cooking involved. We love ours! 

Post # 4
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Good for you – it’s never too late to learn a skill!


bologniase is something simple and easy to make. You can also freeze it in batches  

Brown off mince, add either chopped tomatoes or a bolognaise sauce, add vegetables of your choice, salt, pepper and stock cube. Allow to boil for a couple of minutes stirring well. Cook for 20-25 mins on simmer (small bubbles), stirring occasionally. Serve with pasta, rice or potatoes. 

Post # 5
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’m a big fan of zucchini boats, stir fry, baked salmon: all are really easy! I like googling those things and seeing what it comes back with. I get almost all recipes online just searching ingrediants.


I second the crock-pot, I’m in love with it. Buy a crock pot cook book, too!

Post # 7
1975 posts
Buzzing bee

Since really getting into it, I LOVE cooking! Pinterest is my go-to resource, and I keep a stash of my favorite recipes on a recipe board. I love stuffed bell peppers, there are loads of variations. Takes a while to make (long cooking time) but it’s so worth it.

Post # 9
3287 posts
Sugar bee

I cook alot in a crockpot. I put  all of the food in the crock the evening before (sans the meat) and then plug it in a turn it on before I go to work. You can  buy liners for the crock so it is less to clean. Ideas: http://www.crock-pot.com/recipes.html

Post # 14
3419 posts
Sugar bee

Versions of the stir fry are super easy.  For example, I start with a sautee pain and add olive oil and garlic.  Then I add variations of the following:  (1) sliced chicken sausage, tomatos, onions, artichoke hearts, brussel sprouts, italian seasonin; (2) chicken, onions, brocolli, peppers, asian seasoning, (3) chicken, onions, carrots, potatoes, some other kind of seasoning, etc. You get the idea.  It is an easy way to start cooking.  Good luck!

Post # 15
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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doglovingwife:  This is such an easy one-pot dish that you can’t mess up and it’s one of our favorite soups, really good for fall/winter http://sharedappetite.com/recipes/rustic-tuscan-style-sausage-white-bean-and-kale-soup/  

Soups and stews in general offer a lot of room for improvising or even actual error without ruining the dish, they are a good way to get comfortable prepping and cooking.    

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