Explore and experiment with different world cuisines
Do you have a favourite world cuisine? Perhaps you love a good Thai curry, or a Mexican burrito? A great way to try out new ideas at home is to explore the different cuisines of the world. If you love the flavours of Thailand, you could spend a week or two learning about and cooking with the various ingredients and techniques that make Thai food so unique and delicious. The same goes for any cuisine! Not only will you be experimenting cooking with new foods and flavours, but you will be broadening your cooking repertoire. Experiment and get creative, and by theming your meals like this you are sure not to get bored with the vast variety of different flavours of the world!
Put your cookbook collection to good use
The chances are high that you have at least one (or ten!) cookbooks on your bookshelf, which you bought with the best intentions, but have so far have only managed to look at all the beautiful pictures (we've all been there!). Well now is the time to start trying some of those recipes out for real. Gather what cookbooks you have at home, and intentionally read through them and pick out one or two recipes for the week ahead to try out. Don’t overwhelm yourself with more than one or two, and keep things simple to begin with. If you commit to trying a new recipe a week, you will have a great range of new tasty meal options in no time. Even if you don’t have any plant-based cookbooks at home, you can visit your local library or charity shops to get your hands on some without having to go out and buy brand new books.
Online recipe resources
Last but not least, our final tip to break out of your plant-based boredom is to get online for some inspiration. There are countless food blogs and recipe resources online, which is amazing but it can also be a bit overwhelming. One strategy could be to focus on one meal, for example breakfast, for a few weeks. Search online for plant-based breakfast ideas and try out a few ideas that appeal to your taste buds. Then maybe the following few weeks you search for new ways to cook with beans, or tofu, or kale - the possibilities are endless! Over time, you will likely find a few resources that really resonate with your tastes, and you can refer to these again and again for inspiration for any of your meals.
So there you have six ideas to hopefully spark some creativity to help you out if you are feeling bored on a plant-based diet. The possibilities really are endless, and with a little thought and planning, you can try something new every day of the week. Be open, be curious, and try something new!