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#246 | You get a recipe, you get a recipe, everybody gets a recipe
Allow me to put all your culinary woes to rest today with one of my best Internet finds. Supercook is a website that churns out meal ideas from across the world depending on what you already have in your kitchen.
My prowess in the kitchen is nothing to write home about. I make the occasional fried egg, the cheeky instant noodle, and the once-in-a-blue-moon chicken gravy. I am forever deeply appreciative of the privilege that is not planning and then preparing what to eat.
In fact, my unwillingness for basic chores has often found me eating straight out of a saucepan like the bog creature I try hard not to be. In my defence, less clean-up is a great motivator.
Despite this, Supercook has been a staple in my bookmarks despite changing browsers, changing emails, and changing consumption habits.
Anyone that says meal-planning does not require mental energy has never been around friends who go, "idk I can have anything", and then categorically shoot down all your ideas (to whom I say, let me borrow some of your gargantuan luck, please). Make this every meal, every day, non-stop, for the whole family, where the picky friend ends up being your mother, your child, or even you. Yikes.
In anticipation of a future where cooking is responsibility and not recreation, I genuinely believe that Supercook will be my saviour —backed by good vibes and zero empirical data.
Even now, it helps to know that I can always have a recipe up my sleeve for all the foodstuff I end up impulse ordering at 1 am (i.e. pungent East Asian sauces). And in this hectic life, a little bit of reassurance goes a long way.