I'm a lifelong non-cook. I'm single and have never had to cook for anyone, although I've occasionally made attempts. Just not fun to cook for one and too many dishes and pots to wash afterwards. I don't have a microwave but am fortunate to live in a city where there are plenty of prepared foods, both healthy and not, available -- at a price, of course. Despite my non-cooking status, I save interesting recipes and watch the Food Channel. I'm a "Chopped" addict.