I finally started showing satisfactory results. Last week was the most successful with least amount of food thrown away.
I have many constraints that force me to think deeply to find the right cooking setup.
I don’t have the muscular strength to cut hard things for long time or mix things with my hands. This leads to depending more on machines like mixers and blenders.
I have the height problem. The cook is higher than what I can reach. This has been the case in every apartment I rented. This makes my safest option things that I can cook in the oven. I can still use a pot or a frying pan but I have limited functionality. This problem extends to the kitchen top. I can’t use it. So I have to find an alternative.
I am limited in time. Since I am slower than an average person I have to make sure the things I cook don’t take long and don’t require multiple sophisticated steps. An example of this is dishes that require marinating something then waiting then mixing it with something then putting it in the fridge then putting everything in the oven. I can’t do this.
I am limited in space. I can’t utilize the whole upper part of my kitchen. This leads to having to prioritize my purchases in kitchen equipment and optimize my storage in a way that makes a place for everything I need. Only the things I need.
And I am limited in effort. Washing the dishes is a big effort for me. I have to do some acrobats to reach the kitchen sink and be able to do it. Luckily I have a dish washer that I use almost everyday.
With all those challenges I finally managed to find a setup that allows me to start cooking. At the beginning the results were horrible as with everything one starts learning. Over time I am getting better and so does the outcome.
If you have suggestions or questions the comments section is below.