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Old 12-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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"Quick" or "5 ingredients or less" forum?

I've searched but couldn't find a forum for "5 ingredient or less" or "quick recipes". Or maybe there's just not enough people at DC who love to cook or loved to cook to warrant a forum such as that. Or maybe I just missed it.

I'm person with a chronic health condition that keeps me from being able to stand at a stove or counter-top for very long at a time so 'quick' is the important word with "few ingredients" following in close proximity. Throw in profound fatigue 24/7 and cooking preparation has to be, er, um 'quick'.

I imagine that people that work and have households to maintain. have children that need their attention would fit in that forum also.

I won't say it's for lazy people------ But I will say it's for recipes that aren't just a PBJ sandwich and a coke, although I see nothing wrong with that.

I love to cook. I used to spend a lot of time and effort cooking and loved every minute of it. But life happens. And although my local Whole Foods has a great deli---- I still like my own cooking.

When I say "5 ingredients or less" that obviously doesn't include salt, pepper, cayenne, soy sauce etc. Also time in the oven or crock pot doesn't count in the timing, although it might for some people who have to work.

(P.S. There IS a link under 'forums' for 'Quick Dishes' but it looks as if it isn't active. I clicked and got "Invalid Forum specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator" There are forums for gluten free, diabetic etc---- not the same as what I'm asking about. Oh, and I didn't notify the admin. Just because I thought I might ask here first.)
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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This might help you out Cave. Funny, the wife and I were just talking about this very subject yesterday.
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/c...dients-or-less
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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I love my crock-pot. My first recipe that I ever posted here were a few ingredients in a crock-pot. It's posted here.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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This might help you out Cave. Funny, the wife and I were just talking about this very subject yesterday.
Five ingredients or less | BBC Good Food
Boy, you're FAST!

Yes, that's the type of thing I mean. But, not to denigrate your suggestion which was right on topic, I also get pleasure 'talking' about the fixing of meals with other people who have chronic illness and their short cuts/ideas.

I don't mean using that forum to 'complain' or have pity parties but to recognize limitations in a forthright and open manner. Plus the conviviality of talking about cooking with people who 'get it' about chronic illness. Although I can stand and walk for very short periods, I can also imagine that there have to be people who are in wheelchairs that also love to cook and could be members.

People with busy lives plus their full good health in that forum will balance it out and I'm sure they would have their own tips.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #5
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Four ingredients: Easy leek and potato soup. And it's yummy. Next time I will try using the mandolin for the thin slices and the potato cubes. Too hard to see if I have enough leek slices in the food processor, and it doesn't really do cubes.

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Old 12-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies I've received so far. All good, as far as I can tell. Wouldn't it be great to have a separate forum, though? Hint (grin)
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #7
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There was a time where I was very much limited in what I could do in the kitchen. I was given a book called Cooking Light: Five Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook. Though an older cookbook, I still use it because I can get dinner on the table within minutes and I have never had a bad meal when using it. I do not typically use recipes, but these were a god-send when I was not able to make my normal meals.

I especially love the spaghetti with clam sauce in it. It uses items from the pantry and can be served without apology to company. I keep staples at home to make it when I have unexpected guests.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #8
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@Kathleen----- That sounds like a good book to keep at hand. I've made clam linguine which is probably close to what that book has. Delicious----- don't tell anyone and it tastes just like the finest restaurant item.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the replies I've received so far. All good, as far as I can tell. Wouldn't it be great to have a separate forum, though? Hint (grin)
Perhaps you could ask in the Forum Admin: Tech Support & Announcements at the very top of all the forum listings.

I think this is a very good idea for have quick and easy meals.

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Old 12-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #10
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@catpat----- I'll do that, thanks for the info. (What I mean is, I'll do it tomorrow. LOL)
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