First, savor your food, eat slowly, take in the aroma. Stop thinking about food as fuel. Food and dinning together is life. Make eating an event to be shared.
If you don’t know how to cook, this is a wonderful time to learn. Cooking is a step-by-step process. Yes, some recipes are complex, if you see one you like, but it is complex; avoid it; pick a simpler recipe. But my advice is to learn to cook your own food and do it with a loved one.
Last, if you’re the type of person that is accustomed to having your meals prepared for you, STOP! If you’re a caregiver and you have always cooked for the other person – STOP! Enjoy preparing the meal together, split the work. Talk, nibble and use all your senses!
If you have never cooked, here is a great site to get you started – Eatwell 101 – Start Cooking at Home
My Favorite Site for Recipes – AllRecipes.com