Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this.
I live in the UK and I am a vegetarian. I don't cook as much as I should but instead, everything here is more about convenience.
I can cook the odd pasta dish... and that's the extent of my skills. Needless to say, its embarrassing and I need to learn a lot more in a short space of time.
I can also cook some chilli too using the Quorn mince.
Now the question I have is, for someone who is busy and a complete novice at cooking - what do you recommend for me to be able to learn cooking especially for someone with my dietary requirements? (BTW, I don't do mushrooms...go figure!)
I will be relocating to the US and from my experience, it is difficult to find such foods/products like in the UK/Europe.
Brands are different or non existent, things are not as convenient - it is indeed going to be a massive culture shock in many aspects. So, I thought I would learn to cook before I leave so I can actually do it for myself.
I am certainly not a lazy cook - I do enjoy it (when time permits) but I just don't have the skills to learn or do and want to learn and do.
what kind of books or website/recipe's do you recommend which are tasty but also healthy?
for those who are in the US - what grocery stores are available and which ones have more variety for vegetarians? I know that the Quorn products are very hard to find which is going to make things difficult for me.
The one big fear I have is... I don't learn and when time comes to move, I will land in the land of the unknown, not knowing where to go or what to do for food - how awful is that? So I need to learn as much as I can before making the plunge and to be able to "survive" and get going with exploring more of what is available when I am in the US for longer.