When people tell me how “bland” and “gross” vegan/vegetarian food must be, I just want to send them right to my mama’s kitchen, her cooking is just too heavenly. (Fun fact, this was all made from goodies picked from the garden!!)
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.
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
2 Tbsp sour cream
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!!