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Old 01-30-21, 09:07 PM   #1
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Has anyone else tried cooking more during the lockdown(s)? I tried my hand at baking not too long ago, and I made a pretty snazzy apple pie!

Iíve been planning on learning how to do more baking, but I havenít had a functional oven for a while. My goodness I canít believe how much sugar recipes call for!

Has anyone else tried cooking more during the pandemic, and if not, how have your meals changed given the circumstances?
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during the lockdown, all our meals are fresh because we can't dine out. I couldn't even count how many cooking shows I've watched and also tried a lot of recipes. I also tried baking but only cookies and muffins.
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Ah that's true, there was a whole lot less eating out for all of us. It was nice getting to eat better, but it also kind of sucked because I wasn't able to enjoy some of the meals my extended family would cook.

How did your baking turn out? Have you tried much baking before the pandemic?
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Haha, sugar. A lot of recipes work if you cut the sugar amount by almost half. I really like these oatmeal cookies which work well with half the sugar indicated in the recipe.
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Yes, but my feelings toward it are mixed. I like that I'm developing a skill, and cooking is a lot easier once you have gathered all of the tools and understand the occasional "shorthand" of recipes, and I like food, but I miss my slim body more, and while I was never one for cooking, I've found that a lot of recipes I've been getting are very dense in carbs and fats and that's the opposite of what I'm looking for.

I've baked quite a few things and made a few hearty meals, and it's nice to have that skill. Earlier in 2020 though, I never had to count calories before, and my weight went completely off of the rails. I'm "technically" overweight now and focusing on just eating quick to cook high protein foods generally helps me eat less.

I've considered outright buying bags of spinach and just eating nothing but that. Return to rabbit.
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NRebeccaS:
I'll have to give that recipe a try some time. I'm still fairly new to this kind of thing so I'm not so confident in adjusting the recipes by myself - especially on dishes I haven't made before, but I'll give your suggestion a try :) It's strange that a lot of recipes still work even if you cut the sugar in half, I wonder why they typically suggest so much to begin with?

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Yeah, I've had problems with food myself as well, it's difficult to find meals that both taste good and are good for you. It takes a lot of trial and error but eventually you find some that work. I used to eat a lot of refined breakfast cereals but now I have some other alternatives that taste nice - one go to brekkie meal for me is oats; I chop some banana on top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. When the price of berries/walnuts are reasonable I'll put some of them on as well.

I sometimes eat like a rabbit; when I can't be bothered I'll blend a bunch of fruit and vegetables for lunch. I found a combination that doesn't taste too bad, but (call me crazy!) I prefer to make something I actually enjoy.
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I used to love bananas until I looked at their nutritional information. Now for me they usually just don't taste good enough to spare the calories. It's been the same for me with many kinds of bread.

Turns out I really like tomatoes and roasted vegetables though.

And pretty much anything with chocolate. That's what I struggle with.

And stevia is a surprisingly good substitute for sugar, but not by itself.
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I started cooking and practicing. Even though I didn't like cooking before. The kids love it. I learned to make cakes, it's just great. I'm learning to cook healthy food, with less sugar. Most of all I like to make cookies.
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Making biscuits and the like was definitely the most fun I had cooking as a kid, I have fond memories of baking with my mother. Do you find it more enjoyable to cook with others instead of just by yourself? I personally started getting into cooking more because my girlfriend enjoys it, definitely a fun bonding experience.
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