COVID-19 Daily Life: Recipes and resources

COVID-19 (also called the corona virus) is changing the way we all do things for the next few months, with social distancing and non-essential shut-downs our new normal. To help you move with the times, stay connected and keep entertained, the Digital Ready for Daily Life program has put together info, tips, tricks, hacks and how-to’s for all things digital in your daily life.

In the lead up to stricter social distancing measures, there has been a lot of discussion about hoarding and just how much and what type of food we need, with a large amount of people filling their pantries and cupboards with non-perishable food. If you haven’t done so, you might want to check out this link from Good Housekeeping that has a handy list of what to buy to tide you over while isolated.

The big question is, what to cook and how? If you aren’t already using the Internet for new recipes and cooking advice now is a perfect time to broaden your skills and find some new ways with tinned lentils and dried pasta.

There are lots of ways you can access cooking information on the Internet. Using Google you can simply type in a question, like ‘Recipes for social distancing’ and you get a great selection of suggestions like this article or maybe what to do with all those canned beans.

You can also search on ‘how to cook pantry staples’ and you get a whole host of international recipes from SBS designed to help you over the coming months.

If you prefer to watch a video, then you can head to YouTube [link to other blog] and use the power of its mighty search engine to bring up hundreds of thousands of cooking videos so you can watch then cook along. When you type in something simple like ‘recipes for social isolation’ and have a smorgasbord of video choices to provide you with ideas.

Without doubt, the Internet is one of the best places to get recipe inspiration and cooking guidance for everyone from celebrities to home chefs. You can learn to boil an egg or to make a croquembouche - all from the comfort of your own kitchen. You can even get a recipe for hand sanitizer.