Cooking is a solitary act. Individuals plan meals, go shopping, and cook alone and on occasion one eats alone. Solitary time in the kitchen can be the most cherished time of day – a recluse of calm in a crazy world. Solitary kitchen time can also be the most dreaded.
The best way to sustain kitchen-related motivation is to utilize the resources available.
Toronto Based Resources:
Kitchen Tool Library: Want to try canning but don't have the space or money to invest in the equipment? For a small fee you can 'check-out' kitchen tools and return them when you are finished your food project!
Hot Beans: Looking for some cheap, fast, filling and tasty vegan junk food? Get a seitan burrito from Hot Beans. You won't regret it!
You won't feel alone in the kitchen, slaving over prep if you have some friendly food podcasts to listen to!
There is nothing more depressing than recipes that simply do not work. All your time, effort and ingredients go to waste, you have no supper to eat, and all your motivation is gone! With time you will develop a list of trusted cookbook authors and bloggers. In the meantime, here are few of my favorites...
Veganomicon by Terry Hope Romero and Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
How it all Vegan by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer
Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz