I find cooking to be incredibly intimidating, but it's often the case that many dishes are not difficult. Cooking is procedural precision with an eye and a nose for good taste.
As with other aspects of my life, I think it's important for what I eat and make to be minimal. If I buy minimally processed ingredients myself, the end result will be simple and healthy for me; the more processed an ingredient is, the greater its propensity to have health symptoms and consequences.
https://www.becomingminimalist.com/yum-yum/ http://minimalistwoman.com/ https://minimalistbaker.com/recipe-index/ these aren't actually minimalist, but they all look like good recipes
good reference for meatless pasta recipe suggestions https://cookieandkate.com/vegetarian-stuffed-peppers-recipe/ yummm
seasoning a cast iron with chemistry : ) https://github.com/openfarmcc/OpenFarm you can grow anything!