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Old 04-20-16, 04:20 PM
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Re: how does ADD affect your cooking?

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I've noticed that my constant search for new stimulation makes me love to experiment, with herb combinations on meat, chicken, beef, pork etc. Also, I love food with lots of taste and variety in taste.
I seek out new flavors, ethnic cuisines and highly rated restaurants (usually through Yelp). It's hard to know where my passion for food ends and my food addiction begins (I have a problem with overeating and I'm overweight)!

Right now, I'm into Puerto Rican cuisine (I'm half Puerto Rican), and I've been sticking with that for a while. I tend to drift from cuisine to cuisine (two weeks Persian, three weeks Italian), but I've been really exploring Puerto Rican food. It's so complex and expansive, it could take me years to get through all of the recipes! I already have my favorites (Arroz con Pollo, Tostones, Pernil, Habichuelas Guisadas, Bistec Encebellao), but there's so much more than just the "popular" foods!

I initially learn off the "official" recipes, but now I'm branching into tweaking them to my individual taste.

I find my ADHD actually helps in the kitchen, as constantly switch my attention between different tasks (having to cook a side dish and main dish at the same time while prepping for time efficiency). But it can also be a detriment when I'm impulsive and fail to pay attention to detail (like putting cumin in a pumpkin pie!!!).
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I find that ADHD causes my hardboiled eggs to explode.
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I find that ADHD causes my hardboiled eggs to explode.
On the plus side, you have instant egg salad. You just have to scrape it off the ceiling
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Re: how does ADD affect your cooking?

It takes an adhd mind for such insight
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Re: how does ADD affect your cooking?

Actually, I think it PREVENTS me from cooking. Following the directions, all the ingredients, all the measuring, keeping up with all the details overwhelms me. I think deep down I do like to cook, especially the part where I get to eat the yummy food. It's just all that it entails from start to finish, my brain goes into overload! Heck, come to think of it, even ordering at a restaurant can overwhelm me - all those choices! LOL
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Actually, I think it PREVENTS me from cooking. Following the directions, all the ingredients, all the measuring, keeping up with all the details overwhelms me. I think deep down I do like to cook, especially the part where I get to eat the yummy food. It's just all that it entails from start to finish, my brain goes into overload! Heck, come to think of it, even ordering at a restaurant can overwhelm me - all those choices! LOL
haha, have you ever noticed that whatever anyone else ordered always looks better than yours?
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Actually, I think it PREVENTS me from cooking. Following the directions, all the ingredients, all the measuring, keeping up with all the details overwhelms me. I think deep down I do like to cook, especially the part where I get to eat the yummy food. It's just all that it entails from start to finish, my brain goes into overload! Heck, come to think of it, even ordering at a restaurant can overwhelm me - all those choices! LOL
I have that problem, too! I love to bake things from scratch, but looking up the recipes, buying the right ingredients, getting everything ready and then the cleanup, ugh!

The other day, I went to make meatloaf and instead of putting the meat in a bowl to mix with all the ingredients and put in the loaf pan, I put it in the skillet on the stovetop and started cooking it! Then I went, "What am I doing?!" and took it out. My mind was in lala land. I swear, I can't think and do things at the same time.I also can't talk with someone while I do things or I forget what I'm doing, and that includes cooking.

I often underestimate the time it takes to cook something and we end up eating dinner late. I usually don't decide what we're having for dinner, until right before I start making it. My kids will ask what we're having for dinner and I'm like "How should I know? That's two hrs away! I haven't even thought that far ahead yet!"
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Yes! Never fails!
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I have that problem, too! I love to bake things from scratch, but looking up the recipes, buying the right ingredients, getting everything ready and then the cleanup, ugh!

The other day, I went to make meatloaf and instead of putting the meat in a bowl to mix with all the ingredients and put in the loaf pan, I put it in the skillet on the stovetop and started cooking it! Then I went, "What am I doing?!" and took it out. My mind was in lala land. I swear, I can't think and do things at the same time.I also can't talk with someone while I do things or I forget what I'm doing, and that includes cooking.

I often underestimate the time it takes to cook something and we end up eating dinner late. I usually don't decide what we're having for dinner, until right before I start making it. My kids will ask what we're having for dinner and I'm like "How should I know? That's two hrs away! I haven't even thought that far ahead yet!"
You sound just like me! I become frustrated with myself for being so indecisive and/or forgetful. I've ruined many a recipe by leaving out an ingredient, misreading the directions, or even leaving an ingredient completely out. Drives me crazy! As a result, there are many times I'm like "why bother"...let's just order pizza!
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Re: how does ADD affect your cooking?

I'm tired of it all.

I just want food served or delivered to me.
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my mom actually had a planned weekly menu
I tried to do this for 20 years or so...
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what???!!!

My mum's planned menu was daddy would do it.
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Re: how does ADD affect your cooking?

I plan meals for the week, I just don't assign them to certain days. Whenever I try to do that, I end up changing my mind a bunch of times, so it seems useless. It's hard for me to cook something if I'm not in the mood for it that day (is that weird?).

If I had more money or less kids, we would probably eat out more. I do get some quick and easy things for days when I'm not up for real cooking.
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