genre: cooking

Looking for neurodivergent cooking experiences

Executive functioning disability makes cooking so much fun, doesn’t it?

Traditional recipes are formatted with the cooking steps separate from the list ingredients and their amounts. The ingredients are often listed in one, huge, intimidating block. There are lots of steps. 

I want to fix that. 

I want to write a cookbook that’s formatted to be accessible for people with ADHD, autism, and executive functioning disability. I want to describe the steps in ways that make COOKING ITSELF more accessible. 

To do that, I need to know more about what other people find difficult about cooking. I know what is difficult for me: jumping between the ingredient list and the cooking instructions, keeping track of what’s left to be done, and figuring out what order to do the steps in. 

What’s hard for you? Have you given up on cooking, or just cook without recipes? Have you found solutions? Can you describe a frustrating cooking experience, even if you’re not sure what went wrong? 

I’m looking for neurodivergent cooking experiences! Please contribute! Even if you don’t have anything to contribute, please reblog if you have neurodivergent followers. Thank you!

evanfoundarock  asked:

Hi Oly! Just wondering what that sweet potato dish was on ur Instagram, it looked amazing!

omg!!! im so glad u asked dude. ok for everyone else the dish was this one

ok so its a black bean and sweet potayo taco with an avocado n lime crema. heres what you need!

  • 1 sweet potayo
  • ½ white or yellow onion (the recipe called for a whole onion and i did that but i think it was Too Much)
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 lime
  • some cilantro
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • corn tortillas

get the oven to 400F! dice the sweet potayo and toss onto a baking sheet with olive oil, salt and peeper… roast for like 20 minutes. just check on it every now n then. dice the onion, de-stem the cilantro, mince/grate garlic, drain and rinse the beans, and zest and halve the lime. in olive oil and medium heat slightly caramelize the onion, then season with s&p. add garlic, bean, and corn to the pan and cook for another like 4 minutes. warm the tortillas up in the oven! this recipe says to wrap them in tin foil and warm like that but i just threw em on a baking sheet and it was fine. theeen add the sweet pots, honey, cumin and the juice from ½ of the lime and toss for a few minutes, add some sweet sweet s&p. mash the avocado up with the sour cream, lime zest, and the rest of the lime juice & season. then youre good! serve it up!!

Andrew’s Turtle Cookies

hey guys! I have made this things called ‘Turtle Cookies” I’ve made them once and everybody loved them so much!! I’m gonna show you all how to make them !!

step one is to preheat your oven to 350 F OR 176 C

make sure you you have 

  • cookie dough or homomade dough
  • carmel (any kind is good)

  • one bag of snap pretzels

  • carmel
  • oreos any kind or size

  • ¼ cup of flour

take your dough and flour and mix them together till they are fully mixed. Get your hands up in there if u gotta

once thats done, crush the oreos, but not into dust, into shards

add the shards in slowly, not all at once and stir, add, stir, add

next, crush your snaps. Same as oreos, not shards.

mix into youre happy !!

Now, scoop all ur dough onto cookie sheets 

before you pop them into the oven, get that carmel from before and cut them in half. Adding one to each cookie. 

Put them in for 11-15 minutes or till you see brown on the edges

let them cool for 10 minutes, then enjoy !!