Welcome to your weightloss journey!
Take your hobby of cooking and turn it into a real passion... I love grocery shopping, I read the back of every label, a shope which should take 15min could take me 45min
But I really feel that with every little thing you learn during your journey, that's weight lost!
I currently use the cook books "Cook Yourself Thin" I think they are great, everyday meals but lower on the calories... If you can get your hands on one, check it out. They have a website as well, I think there might be one or two recipes on there.
Remember try new things! And it just takes one step at a time and before you know it... POOF! LOL
Good luck, hope to see you around!