ccrowe Posted July 12, 2013 Share Posted July 12, 2013 I am willing to chop a vegetable or two but my typical idea of cooking is putting meat and vegetables on a cast iron skillet and sticking that in the oven and leaving it alone till it's done. It doesn't always turn out good, but most of the time I can eat it. I do not have a food processor or fancy kitchen gadgets. Just a knife, a cutting board, a pan and a stove; and somewhere there's a dusty unused crockpot and a few pyrex things that a former tenant left behind. I usually go grocery shopping on the weekend to purchase what I need for the following week. I don't usually follow recipes (because they involve steps and measuring), I usually cook a meat, prep some veggies, store them in the fridge then try to combine them different ways during the week so I don't get bored (or stumble across a combination that actually tastes good). I could use some help with what things might go together well when I go to the store, and maybe some flavoring (or spice suggestions). Sort of thinking of food "clusters" rather than food "recipes". For example: Last week I got (I know the below's not autoimmune, just for the sake of example): - ground beef - sardines - swiss chard - red peppers - onion - mixed salad greens in a large container - salad dressing - butter lettuce (I saw a photo of lettuce wraps and it looked good) - sweet potatoes - spaghetti sauce Meal 1 hamburgers and sweet potatoes and greens: basically put meat in pan, poured spaghetti sauce on it, added olive oil (don't know why), found some garlic powder and green stuff (not sure what spice it was), added that, mixed it with the spatula and pushed it into something resembling a patty; cut sweet potatoes in large chunks, stacked the swiss chard and cut it 3 or 4 times, threw garlic powder over it and stuck it in the oven. Meal 2 lettuce wraps: started chopping red peppers, then got tired and just sliced the rest, figuring I could used them for something else; chopped the onion, and some of the butter lettuce. Mashed sardines in the spaghetti sauce, mixed in chopped onion, chopped butter lettuce, red pepper. Added random spices that I found in the kitchen. Put in oven. I used some of the butter lettuce leaves like naan or bread and ate the mixture. Meal 3 leftover ground beef on mixed greens, with salad dressing. Meal 4 leftover sardine "stuff" on mixed greens, with salad dressing and leftover red peppers. So basically looking for additional ideas. I've looked at a few cookbooks for ideas but they seem to involve work, and measuring stuff. I think these people like to cook, or something. Cooking isn't really my thing. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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