Welcome from anothe rnewbie! If you are having difficulty making your meals interesting, try branching out into flavour combinations you never would have thought of before. Make supper an experiment! For example, this past week, I prepared a crock-pot pork dish that used, for example, orange peel, root vegetables sauteed in butter (turnips, onion, carrots), whole clove and some other spices, and a small amount of port wine as the cooking liquid. It turned out very well and I never would have thought of it if I wasn't forcing myself to expand my repertoire from not being able to rely on grains as a filler side dish.
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