I want to try to cook at home more, but I'm really lacking skills in the kitchen. I am lacking a lot of experience, and I think I often try to cook recipes that are complicated.
I would like to start cooking everyday, and I think it would be helpful to find a cookbook that I could work through, from beginning to end. It would be great to find a cookbook with the following qualities:
1. Has recipes for simple meals that call for fresh ingredients
2. Has variety
3. Does not use a ton of meat
4. Recipes are reasonably healthy
5. Most recipes don't take longer than 40 minutes or so
What I really want is a cookbook I can work my way through over the next few months. In the process I want to become more comfortable in the kitchen, eat better, and also learn some simple recipes that I will be able to remember and use in the future---without consulting a book or the internet.
Is there a particular cookbook that would be goo for this?
Oh...and I like pictures!