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Simple meal recipes? - February 3rd 2014, 12:47 AM

I'm looking for something simple that I can make myself for dinner. Basically I can only make simple things that have easy directions and can be made in the microwave or on the stove top. I'm 17 now and end up making most of my meals myself, even though I'm not very good at it, because whenever my mom cooks meals she always puts things in them that I am allergic/intolerant to so I can't eat them. I also have 7 siblings so any easy "ready to eat" type foods we have go very quickly leaving me very little to actually work with.

I need recipes for simple meals (preferably warm/hot) that don't contain:

-Nuts (of any kind)
-Strong seasoning
-Eggs (mixed in with the meal is ok but not alone)

I know that's allot I'm just tired of eating sandwiches and cereal for dinner, so any suggestions would be appreciated
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Re: Simple meal recipes? - February 3rd 2014, 08:24 AM

College kid here. Here are some few-ingredient full meals. You can Google or ask for full recipes, but I'm just giving you quick ideas.
  • Mexican meal with tostadas (make with fried corn tortilla with refried beans and whatever toppings you'd like such as beef, avocado, lettuce, tomato, salsa, etc), rice, and a salad. That's always very delicious! This could be under "strong seasoning" but I'm not sure. You can always leave less seasoning in things.
  • Spaghetti and meatballs! Or just with the sauce if you're not big on meat. And a salad.
  • Tomato soup and grilled cheese. ...and a salad is always good to add more veggies.
  • A smoothie with protein powder
  • Stir fry. Just take some rice and add whatever vegetables and protein you'd like, such as beef, beans, tofu, etc. Then season to your liking!

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Re: Simple meal recipes? - February 3rd 2014, 03:33 PM

I know a few things that can take around 5-30mins.

What I like to do is basically prep things beforehand. Like today I cut mushrooms and chives (green onions) up and put them in a dish (to save for later for when you need them). You can do this for other veggies as well.

Now, crock pots are the best. In the morning/afternoon threw up whatever you want to put in there; veggies, beans, mild herbs, etc., and let stand with siring sometimes. I'm not sure if you have a crock pot but this can be very easy. If you have a lot in your household and a good sized crock pot, you can cook for a lot, basically you don't need to do a lot.

Okay so some recipes:

Like Traci suggested, Grilled cheese/soup and salad

1) Taco shells with cheese over top, maybe add some green peppers or mushrooms, put in microwave. Bam, cheesy taco shells.
2) Soup
3) Left overs like pasta

Stove top:
1) Pasta (you can always make more which you can save for later or next day)
2) Stir-fry

Other recipes:
1) fruit smoothies
2) Salad
3) Tuna sandwhich (not sure if you can have tuna)
4) Fruit salad
5) A wrap with, avocado, greeny leaves, cucumber, etc., you can also use instead of avocado hummus.
6) Tofu is also a great on varies dishes or by it's self or on sandwiches.

I hope this helps you find some meals to have other than cereal and sandwiches.

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Re: Simple meal recipes? - February 5th 2014, 10:12 AM

Poached egg on toast, beans on toast with.. strong flavoured grated cheese, or grill a piece of chicken, basting it with some sweet chilli sauce. You could make a triple decker sammich with whatever is in your fridge at the time. Or open a tin of sardines (they taste real good when packed in olive oil), butter some toast and have that.

Make a fresh fruit salad. Or enjoy a nice juicy pear partnered with a thick slice of cheddar.

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Re: Simple meal recipes? - February 5th 2014, 11:35 PM

Bolognaise works! Cook up some minced beef with a tomato sauce, add onions/whatever veggies you like and cook up some pasta with it!
Alternatively, a chilli con carni is good too if you like spicy foods. You can get chilli powder sachets which you add to water and cook into mince meat with onions, tomatos, kidney beans if you like, perhaps chillis if you like spicier food. Serve it with some rice and it's good!
If you're not much of a meat fan, you could cook up some spaghetti with a tomato sauce and cook it with onions and peppers. You could add to that too, so you could throw in some sweetcorn or something too!
Also, jacket potatoes are really good. You can have it with salad or beans and cheese - anything you want really.

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Re: Simple meal recipes? - February 7th 2014, 10:32 PM

Yes, baked potatoes in the oven are lovely. Choose a biggun, remember to prong it all round lest it explodes decimating your oven. Oven roasting a tater is far better than microwaving it. Its flavour and texture is so much nicer. Wash the tater first, sprinkle it with sea salt so its skin crispens up while you're away doing other things. Bolognaise sauce, grated cheese, or whatever you have available will make you a very satisfying and quick meal.

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