Eron, great job--I'm especially impressed by people who take on learning to cook at the same time! Speaking of the oven, I love to roast vegetables: just get a big cookie sheet--the kind with edges!--and cut up a variety of veggies--I like zucchini, yellow squash, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, sometimes a tomato. I use just a bit of olive oil and some sea salt and toss the veggies, then roast them at 425 for about 20 minutes. Asparagus takes about 10 minutes. It's not only good with dinner, it's great to have with your eggs in the morning. I also like to add greens--lightly steamed kale or raw spinach, for example. Easy ways to get variety in your veggies.
Congratulations on your progress so far!