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Old 02-24-2010, 04:13 AM   #1
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All in one pot/pan recipes?

English is not my best language and I don't know what you call it in english. In norwegian we say "all in one pan" dinners about dinners recipes where all the ingredients is in the same pan so there is very little to clean. One recipes is uncooked rice, chicken stock, vegetable og then the chicken legs on the top. Put it in the oven for 25 mintues and its done. Easy and tasty, and little to clean.

Does anyone have more of this recipes? Or maybe a website that have easy recipes where there is little to prepare and clean?

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Old 02-24-2010, 06:20 AM   #2
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One-Pot-Meals! Try that in a search, there are many to choose from. I'd make suggestions, but those I can think of may not fall into your special dietary needs. Good Luck!
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:39 PM   #3
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Or use the word "Casserole".

Casserole Defined - Slashfood

Cantonese Sweet and Sour Spam

2 Tbs cooking oil
1 large carrot, sliced diagonally
6 green onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small cucumber, cut in chunks
2/3 cup water
1 Tbs cornstarch
3 Tbs sugar
3 Tbs catsup
3 Tbs vinegar
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp soy sauce
1 12 oz can spam Luncheon Meat, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
1 8 oz can bamboo shoots, drained

1. In wok or large skillet, cook oil over medium heat. Add carrot, green onion, garlic and cucumber. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisply tender (4 to 5 minutes).

2. Add remaining ingredients except SPAM and bamboo shoots. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened (5 to 6 minutes).

3. Add SPAM and bamboo shoots. Cook over medium heat until heated through (4 to 5 minutes).

4. Serve over rice.

Servings: 4
Prep Time:: 15 minutes
Source: recipezaar.com
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:15 PM   #4
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One-Pot-Meals! Try that in a search, there are many to choose from. I'd make suggestions, but those I can think of may not fall into your special dietary needs. Good Luck!
Thanks!
I will try to make a seach on one pot meals.

It is not for my diet, it is for my friend. She has 3 kids with autism/adhd and is so tired now.. So she is looking for easy recipes :)
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:44 PM   #5
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One pot meals or casseroles are not necessarily quicker or easier. My method is to plan ahead and "precook" many of the foods and then freeze them, such as chicken pieces, rice, pasta, ground beef, sandwiches and even steaks. Its very much related to once-a-month-cooking (OAMC).

The important part of any advance cooking is to freeze the food properly protected from freezer burn -- I recommend FoodSaver vacuum sealing.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:58 AM   #6
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Hey Kamp, this isn't necessarily an answer to your question about easy recipes, but I just stumbled upon this website recently about kids with autism/adhd and a diet that may help alleviate some of the symptoms, you might want to pass along to your friend the address with all the info she'd need is at Food Intolerance Network

http://www.fedupwithfoodadditives.in...dbrochure1.pdf explains how food affects children's behaviors...

it's not a cure by any means, but a lot of parents especially of kids with add/adhd see vast improvement in some of their kid's behavior by altering their diet. There is also a section of recipes to do while doing the diet, which would make it easier for her if it was something she wanted to try. Diet can have a huge impact on the quality of your life and unfortunately many times doctor's don't even suggest this as a means of treatment. I happen to be doing this diet right now because I am breastfeeding and my son has been very refluxy/grumpy/restless since birth and I have to say eliminating certain foods from my diet has changed him dramatically.

Here's the recipes link recipes

Tell your friend I wish her the best of luck! She is lucky to have a friend that is doing research to make her life easier!
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:49 AM   #7
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Two Cents and Beef Stew

Here is a really good opportunity for people to post recipes they love/enjoy making but it immediately gets dashed by suggestions of searching for key terms. I came to the forum to discuss cooking, but too often I see attempts of new threads diverted by pointing someone to go search. This has been my personal experience here more than once. And to be honest, it is why I've not been as active as I was when I started. I do believe everyone is trying to be helpful, but being told to go do a search is not why most come to a cooking forum. I can do that on my own with Google, and I like to believe most do that before posting a question. I think most people seek interaction as much as advice.

Also, searches often do not turn up what one is seeking. When I searched for the suggested term "one-pot-meals", I got directed to the pressure cooker vs. slow cooker thread. I don't think that was what kamp asked for in this excellent idea for a topic. It might be more helpful to post the link. Just my unsolicited two cents.

So to kamp, thank you for suggesting this topic. One of my favorite one pot meals is beef stew. Here is how I make mine:

All amounts are approximated:

1 - 1.5 pounds of chuck roast cut into cubes
1 med. to large onion chopped
3 to 4 stalks of celery sliced thin
1 - 1.5 pounds of carrots, peeled and sliced (or use whole baby carrots)
2 pounds potatoes, scrubbed and cut in large chunks and rinsed again
(if the skins are thick, peel them)
2 - 15 oz cans of stewed tomatoes
beef bouillon cubes or beef broth
pepper and salt to taste
a bit of olive oil

Heat a large pot with high heat, then add the bit of olive oil until it barely coats the bottom. Sauté the onion until it wilts and then add the beef to brown it. Add a can of stewed tomatoes to get the browned bits off of the bottom of the pan and add everything else. If the liquid does not cover all, add a broth until it does. (If using water, I add a beef bouillon cup for every 3/4 - 1 cup.) Add pepper and salt (I use no salt if using bouillon and adjust when done.) Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer until done. (Around 60 min. for me because I like big chunks of potato.)

Oh, I don't thicken mine with flour nor do I dredge the beef in flour. I'm diabetic and would prefer to save those carbs for cornbread. :)


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Old 02-27-2010, 11:12 AM   #8
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Here are three of my favorites, kamp. Hope your friend can use them.

ETHIOPIAN VEGETABLE STEW
Serves four as an entrée, 6-8 as a side dish.

2 med. to large potatoes
2 carrots
2 yellow onions
¼ head cabbage
Handful fresh green beans
5-8 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 TB vegetable oil

2 tsp. Ground ginger
2 tsp. Turmeric
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. Black pepper
2 C. water

Cut vegetables into bite size pieces (cabbage can be larger as it wilts so much). Sauté briefly in oil with minced garlic. Add the spices and the water.
Bring to a boil and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, about 40 minutes.
Adjust seasonings and serve hot. Delicious served with cottage cheese and green salad tossed with a lemon vinaigrette.


Rice Vegetable Cheese Casserole
Serves 4 to 6

I’ve made this so many times, but have never measured or written it down.
It’s delicious every time and doesn’t really need specific quantities.
Just put in what you like or have and leave out what you don’t. The only “musts” are the rice, butter, cheese and liquid. Here’s what I put in mine, but you can make it your own with your favorite ingredients.

3-4 cups cooked rice.
4-6 TB. butter or margarine
11/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2-3 cups sliced tomatoes, white or yellow onion slices, sliced mushrooms, broccoli and/or zucchini or any veggies of your choice.
1 cup liquid. It can be chicken or vegetable broth or white wine or a combination.
Water is OK too.

Spread a cup of cooked rice on the bottom of a greased casserole dish. Layer
veggies on top of the rice. Dot with 1-2 TB butter, divided so that you have 5 or 6 “dots”.
Sprinkle with ¼ to 1/3 cup of the cheese. Repeat until you run out of rice and vegetables.
It doesn’t matter what ends up on top, but some cheese is nice. Pour the 1 cup of liquid over the whole thing. Cover and pop into a 350 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes or until it’s piping hot in the center. Serve with crusty French bread and a fruit salad.
Tastes even better the second day.



Tuna-Noodle Casserole

3 c. med. egg noodles

I can 10 ½ oz. condensed cream of mushroom soup
4 oz. Velveeta cheese
½ c. milk

1 6-7 oz. Can tuna
½ c. mayonnaise
1/3 cup chopped celery
3/4 c. chopped onion
1/3 c. chopped jarred red bell pepper

1/3-1/2 can Durkee’s French onions

Preheat oven to 425.

Cook noodles in pot of boiling salted (1 tsp) water.
Cook following directions for timing. Taste one to see if it’s done. Drain.

Put the soup and milk in another pan. Heat on med. low. Cube the Velveeta and add to the heating soup. Heat until cheese is melted.

Mix together all the other ingredients in a casserole dish. Than add the cooked noodles and the heated soup/cheese.

Sprinkle the fried onions all over the top. You can also use potato chips or something similar.

Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:13 AM   #9
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Hey Kamp, this isn't necessarily an answer to your question about easy recipes, but I just stumbled upon this website recently about kids with autism/adhd and a diet that may help alleviate some of the symptoms, you might want to pass along to your friend the address with all the info she'd need is at Food Intolerance Network

http://www.fedupwithfoodadditives.in...dbrochure1.pdf explains how food affects children's behaviors...

it's not a cure by any means, but a lot of parents especially of kids with add/adhd see vast improvement in some of their kid's behavior by altering their diet. There is also a section of recipes to do while doing the diet, which would make it easier for her if it was something she wanted to try. Diet can have a huge impact on the quality of your life and unfortunately many times doctor's don't even suggest this as a means of treatment. I happen to be doing this diet right now because I am breastfeeding and my son has been very refluxy/grumpy/restless since birth and I have to say eliminating certain foods from my diet has changed him dramatically.

Here's the recipes link recipes

Tell your friend I wish her the best of luck! She is lucky to have a friend that is doing research to make her life easier!
That was a good webpage :)

I know that food affect behavior.. If it wasn't for the diet I would still have been very autistic But diet and biomedical treatment has helped me a lot
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:51 PM   #10
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One-Pot-Meals! Try that in a search, there are many to choose from. I'd make suggestions, but those I can think of may not fall into your special dietary needs. Good Luck!
That's interesting! :D I got some good search results! I hope to try this next week...
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