As ObiesMom2 suggested, try different twists on the things that you already like (and I am sooo going to try adding cottage cheese next time I do a spaghetti sauce).
If you like cauliflower, then try a cauliflower-crust pizza (I made one last night topped with baked chicken thigh, tomato paste, cherry tomatoes, spinach, onions, mushrooms, and a pile of spices - yummm). If you like broccoli or asparagus, then make them in to a soup. Bake your favourite veggies inside a squash "boat" to get a different taste. Use a spritz of toasted sesame oil instead of olive oil to get a darker, nuttier flavour.
If you like a stir-fry, then try adding some twists like bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, almonds, dried fruits, or home-made egg noodles. A few pieces of candied ginger add a great blast of flavour.
If you like simple meat / starch / veg meals, then try experimenting with small amounts of flavourful sauces. The exact same meal can taste completely different if you use a cherry balsamic sauce one night, a curried cheese sauce the next night, a sweet-and-sour sauce the next, and a jerk sauce the next.
Stock up the spice cabinet and play! A mix of different spices and vinegars and mustards and oils can give you a vast array of different flavours so that you don't get bored with the "same old - same old". It's not unusual for me to have up to a dozen different spices out for a single meal.
I've found that it's the little touches that make each meal unique, and keep me from getting bored even while eating the same basic things. I do try to add something that's new to me at least once every week or two, so my base of "foods I like" is always expanding.
Hope you figure out something that works for you!
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