I like cooking simple, nutritious food; and, eating out: sushi and miso soup.
Is the comma after simple correct there and also correct removed?
Is there a more common way, stylistically?
Premise: The semicolon is used for separating two independent clauses. However, it looks like the second clause in this example is implying the subject and verb from the first clause (I like) to make its statement about the so-called-second-independent-clause' object (eating out).
and, [I like] eating out: sushi and miso soup.
Is the second clause still independent, even though it 'borrows' its subject/verb relationship from the first? If not, would this make the semi-colon usage incorrect?
Is the colon used properly grammatically because it is describing the previous object (eating out) in more detail.
One more thing, does or doesn't the fact that it is starting a 2-item-list make it any more appropriate?