Cooking: a work in progress
So, in the interest of something a little less polarizing (there was a premed 101 discussion that just got me all fired up – the rant has passed, I promise!), I’ve also been trying to actually learn how to cook this last month. Because yeah, I’ll admit it, I managed to make it to the age of 25 without accumulating any real cooking skills.
I guess that’s what 5 years of Res will do to you.
But yeah, after I got my diagnosis of Crohn’s, I figured that I should probably stop eating so much processed food and actually try preparing food on my own, and honestly, I’ve actually been really enjoying it so far! I have basically had to google everything, from “how do you pan fry steak,” to “how to make scrambled eggs” (told you I was working on it!) but I find cooking really satisfying, and a bit relaxing. I’m no expert yet, but I’ve managed to make a few respectable attempts, I think, like:
Everything has tasted pretty good so far, at least, and my gut has been well settled, so that is definitely a bonus 🙂 My grocery bill has certainly gone up not buying frozen food, and I definitely spend more time preparing meals now, but I think both of those things are trade offs I’m willing to make. I do worry a bit about sliding back into old habits once school really gets into the swing of things and I’m stressed about assignments and exams (OMG the OSCE is in a week panic and freak out!) but I am really going to try and keep it up, and try new and more complicated things.
Next step – figuring out how to cook with vegetables 😉