Because I am. I don’t know if it is too much like killing and scares me away.
I more or less just heat up stuff, not much of a cook
If it can’t be done in a pan or a microwave, I generally don’t do it. I avoid the oven except when it comes to pizzas!
I don’t do a lot of cooking myself. It’s not so much that I’m afraid, I just don’t enjoy cooking.
With me it’s less phobia than motivation. If I was to cook from scratch more I’d have to go out to the supermarket more which means going outdoors more. Then there is the issue of organising myself as to what to decide to get and getting the ingredients.
With online shopping it’s hard to plan for more than a couple of meals from scratch within a 10-14 day shop as they often give you stuff with very short use by dates.
If I do cook I like one saucepan ,frying pan,casserole dish stuff without a lengthy list of ingredients and a lot of preparation,
Trying to find cheap fish or meat for meals is hard . I’ve tried buying some supermarket vegetarian stuff but to be quite frank most of it was awful.
I’m phobic because I keep cutting myself when I’m cutting veggies or herbs.
Yeah, I have nervously cut myself, too. I also poke myself while sewing.
Me too! It hurts!
I can cook simple things, but as soon as there are more than 4-5 ingredients and 3-4 steps, I’m out.
I don’t have a phobia about it though. Never thought of it as similar to killing. Do you mean you are killing the things you cook or killing whoever eats what you cook?
I am very disgusted by raw chicken, turkey and fish. And I won’t buy or prepare red meat because it’s bloody. So gross!
I could be a vegetarian.
If it doesn’t go in the microwave or the forman grill I don’t make it.
It’s the “Killing to eat” thing with me, even though I’m a vegan. Like George Washington and the chopping down of the cherry tree.
I respect that you’re vegan, @pretzel. I guess anything dies when eaten, but it’s fulfilling a purpose by nourishing you. Otherwise some things would have no purpose.
That is so true@Hedgehog. There is the purpose, but that means I need to have a purpose and I struggle with this.
I love cooking. Very fun and therapeutic researching recipes buying ingredients. One of the the things that buys my time.
Only the dishes and the messy stove and counter.
@pretzel one if my favorite recipes is a morning glory muffin it includes lentils sweet potatoes and apple.
I used to cook a lot more in the past.
Now it’s mainly heating in a microwave or preparing sandwiches- stuff like that.
I just recently burnt my thumb when hastily taking something out of the oven…lesson learned? DON’T HASTILY take anything out of the oven.
Only when I have to boil something. I get veeeerry nervous, I like put on oven mitts and use a spoon or tongs to put it in and try to stand as far back as I can ahaha
I like to cook but it’s just not prectical now that my son has moved out. Got used to having a houseful of kids.
Now I only cook things that make good leftovers like a pot of chili, lasagna, shepherds pie, pot roast or jambalaya. And don’t forget the pork chops. Gotta have pork chops. I grill hot dogs and steak too. Steak is easy to cook for two.
You have more purpose than maybe you realize, @pretzel. You make a difference on this forum, and that would be enough, but I bet you make a difference outside the forum as well. We don’t all have “big” callings in this life, but the contributions we make in little ways are enough to show we have purpose.
I love to cook, but it’s like riding a bicycle I suppose, tho I don’t understand quite how.
Used to cook and bake a lot while growing up… then spent 25 years with a man that ate like a 2 year old, plain ans simple stuff with no condiments, soups, sauces or anything juicy.
Now I have a man that eats anything-- depending on how hungry he is, so I have to relearn to cook.
It’s fun, but I’m not phobic about cooking, but more rather about having to eat my own cooking.