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Do you like to experiment in cooking, or do you generally make the "same old", "same old" over and over again?

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I love experimenting and being creative in cooking, photographing and putting them on Recipe Yum!

However it is a lot of work, and living alone, also a lot of food!
I have a friend who I give all the leftover food to and she really appreciates it.

I will try most foods once and find it interesting to combine different foods and make unusual recipes.
by Finy
Yes!

I don't do a lot of it, but the 'want' is certainly there.
I am careful...as my son can reel in horror, if I get too carried away.
LOL! My husband is the same way. He wants something 'simple', and I feel the need to experiment.
by Vee
:)
by jonaja
Oh! jonaj.....is that watermelon & mint in picture? Looks delish!
by donjo
I'm thinking the white little 'bits' could be fetta?...maybe.
by jonaja
I like to experiment when it isn't hot. It's sticky and stinky here now...so there will be no experimenting this week.
by Vee
No, I don't live in Perth.
by Vee
LOL Vee -I know that as I would have met you by now if you lived in Perth!! today is so cold I am shivering...next week 38 again, luckily...
by Finy
I can't tolerate the heat like I used to, Finy. 38 degrees is too high for me.
by Vee
The photo you have used here, Vee, I took the same photo off, at SxS in Sydney, about 3 years ago! We go to have a look every year. It's just wonderful, & I take about 105 photos every year, & do nothing with them afterwards!
by Miro
miro_, what is SxS? It sounds like fun.
by Vee
A bit, yeah. I like to substitute ingredients to make recipes vegan, and sometimes I just throw stuff in to see what happens.
I have always been a 'creative' cook,mas opposed to always following recipes!! Even when I have used recipes,I've always changed them in some way. This has a great deal with how and why my son became a chef,I'm sure!! I live alone now ,and do not experiment as much now,but my meals are always that little bit different so I do enjoy both the cooking and the eating!!!
Oh! Jules, we could be 'twins' with what you've commented! Lol!
by donjo
Oh yes. I love trying new things. I have so many recipes and each night I like to try one. If it doesn't get the thumbs up from family, out it goes !!!
I love to cook and do enjoy experimenting. I have a good balance between making the same old and creating new things. It also depends on time and budget. I tend to do the same old things when money and/or time is tight, and enjoy experimenting when I've got a bit more flexibility with both.
Sure, I love experimenting in cooking.
I used to be very experimental in my cooking, years' ago, but not so much nowadays.

With the cold weather, I've a new fave recipe of 'Snag Casserole'!
For this, those pre-cut carrot, & cabbage packs are perfect!
Sometimes have as 'Devilled', or 'Curried'.
Total dish gives me two full meals, & a soup on third night, so pretty cheap, but filling meal!
NO! I just enjoy going strictly by the recipe, (that I'd only use once a year.) Only about once a month, if we're home late from an outing, will I make up a very easy quick recipe!
by Miro
I usually use a recipe as a rough guide. I have some favourites that I fall back on and they can vary each time I do them. I am a creative cook and will incorporate new ingredients as I can.
Recently I have been busy creating art and found I was getting boring with my cooking. I have been buying a box ( Hello Fresh) with the ingredients for three meals for two people. I have been trying lots of things I haven't cooked before. I notice my own recipes tend to be one or two pot recipes, but the ones in the box may be convenient but there is a lot of clean up at the end. I get vegetarian box and try to follow the recipe closely, with only a few substitutions.
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