Hate Cooking? Love Eating! Tasty Recipes for Those Who'd Rather Not Cook

Welcome to Sam Cooks Recipes!

Hello there! I’m thrilled to have you here. Let’s embrace our unique quirks and dive into this culinary adventure together!

I founded Sam Cooks Recipes to cut through the clutter of overwhelming food advice. You won’t find any extreme diets or confusing health trends here. Instead, I’m all about the joy of eating well, enjoying delicious meals, and embracing moderation for a happier life. And yes, healthy food can be incredibly tasty!

But here’s the thing: I’m not the biggest fan of cooking. I understand that not everyone loves spending hours in the kitchen, myself included. That’s what makes this blog special – I can relate to a large portion of the population! It’s for those of us who need to cook (because we have to eat…) but want it to be quick, easy, and healthy. I’m here to share recipes that are simple to prepare, taste great, and won’t leave you feeling overwhelmed or irritable.

This blog focuses on three key principles:

  1. Affordable Food: I’m committed to creating budget-friendly recipes. We’re living in tough economic times, and not everyone can cook from scratch daily. So, expect to see recipes that are cost-effective, sometimes incorporating convenient items like canned or jar goods.
  2. Simple to Make: Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned cook, my recipes are straightforward and easy to follow. No complicated steps or confusing techniques here!
  3. Healthy Options: I strive to offer healthier alternatives in my recipes. While indulgence is part of life (who doesn’t love a good cupcake?), I believe in balance and providing choices that fit a healthier lifestyle. With that said, I’ll definitely still have some cupcakes and sweet treats because life is about moderation.

A bit about me:

I’m Sam (insert wild and weird waving here), an interesting character with ADHD, which makes every day an adventure. I was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Adelaide, Australia, so, I’ve been blessed to have experienced a very diverse life (so far). I’ve worked in various industries and currently run a travel blog, which has been a dream come true.

For over a decade, my weight-loss journey has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs (I’m sure a lot of you can relate). I’ve tried countless diets and strategies, often finding myself stuck in a cycle of calorie counting and unrealistic food restrictions. But something shifted when I realized that it’s not just about the number on the scale. It’s about feeling good, both inside and out.

I stopped obsessing over every calorie and instead focused on nourishing my body with healthier options. This change in perspective, surprisingly, led me to lose 12 kg — not through stress and starvation, but by embracing a more balanced, satisfying approach to eating. I still have 10-15kg to go but I feel happier!

This blog is a reflection of that journey, a place where I share the simple, healthy, and delicious recipes that helped me get there, hoping to inspire others who are on a similar path.

My world now revolves around working from home, my beloved Doberman, Odin, and two ridiculously independent cats. Despite the extreme misconceptions about Dobermans, Odin is a a massive sook (unless you’e trying to break into my house…) and a constant companion in my kitchen adventures – drool and all! I hope to share more of his adorable antics with you. You can read more about Odin here.

So, welcome to my little corner of the internet. Whether you love to cook or, like me, do it out of sheer necessity, I hope you find joy, and deliciousness here at Sam Cooks Recipes!

Verified by MonsterInsights