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I need ideas

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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I need some help ladies. I need cheap easy summer recipes that are not salads and require very little dishes because my water heater is broken and its hard to wash dishes. I'm a rotten cook so theeasier the better :)

thanks

by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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wandep
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Do you have a crockpot? That would be easy enough to do 1 dish dinner.

EbonySnow
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM

yes i do. but the only things I know how to make in it are bakes beans and chili :(

Quoting wandep:

Do you have a crockpot? That would be easy enough to do 1 dish dinner.


lizzig
by Ruby Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:43 PM

 can't get to my recipes now but do a search for crockpot recipes.  also casseroles are a good one dish meal; lasagna, mac & cheese, enchilladas, etc.  do you have a grill?  if so, take advantage of that now & then you won't have many dishes at all.

Quoting EbonySnow:

yes i do. but the only things I know how to make in it are bakes beans and chili :(

Quoting wandep:

Do you have a crockpot? That would be easy enough to do 1 dish dinner.


 

Godspitgrl
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:47 PM

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/watermelon-salad-recipe/index.html

Zucchini "Pasta"

Use a very sharp knife or a mandoline to cut the zucchini into long, thin, noodlelike strips.
Whole Living, July/August 2011
  • YieldServes 2
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh basil, plus leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Sea salt
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise, slices cut into 1/4-inch-long strips

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, walnuts, basil, and oil. Season with salt. Let stand 20 minutes. Toss with zucchini and garnish with basil.


Godspitgrl
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:48 PM

http://www.wholeliving.com/133473/strawberry-oat-bars?center=136755&gallery=136677&slide=133473

Strawberry Oat Bars

  • Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
    • 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
    • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
    • Pinch sea salt
    • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced

    Directions

    1. Pulse dates, nuts, oats, and salt in a food processor until combined.

    2. Press the date mixture into the bottom of a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.

    3. Mash half the strawberries and spread on top of date mixture. Top with remaining strawberries. Slice into rectangles.

Godspitgrl
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM

http://www.wholeliving.com/133477/marinated-mushroom-caps?center=136755&gallery=136677&slide=133477

Marinated Mushroom Caps

  • Ingredients

    • Juice of 3 lemons, plus 1 tsp grated zest
    • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
    • Sea salt
    • 4 small portobello mushroom caps
    • 1/2 cup raw cashews
    • 1 ear corn, shucked (about 1 cup kernels)
    • 1 cup baby spinach
    • 2 scallions, sliced

    Directions

    1. In a bowl, whisk lemon juice and zest, oil, garlic, and rosemary. Season with salt. Arrange mushrooms, rounded side down, in a glass baking dish. Pierce each with the tip of a knife. Drizzle with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

    2. Soak cashews in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain. Pulse in a food processor with 1/4 cup water until smooth. (Add more water for desired consistency.) Season with salt.

    3. Spoon cashew puree into mushroom caps. Top with corn, spinach, scallions, and any remaining marinade.

Godspitgrl
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM

http://www.wholeliving.com/133481/ceviche-spring-rolls?center=136755&gallery=136677&slide=133481

  • Ingredients

    • 6 ounces black cod, skin removed, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup lime juice
    • Sea salt
    • 1 head tender lettuce, such as Boston, leaves separated
    • 1 mango, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
    • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned
    • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

    Directions

    1. Pour lime juice over cod in a glass baking dish. Season with salt. Cover and refrigerate until fish is opaque, about 30 minutes.

    2. For each roll, stack two lettuce leaves and top with some cod, mango, avocado, pepper, and cilantro. Season with salt. Roll and slice in half.

lyrick24
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:51 PM

 4-6 boneless pork chops

2 cans cream of celery

2 onions sliced

place pork chops in crockpot, cover with cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 can of water. slice onions on top and cook for 4-6 hours on low. serve over rice or noodles.

Godspitgrl
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:52 PM

http://www.wholeliving.com/132548/cool-cucumber-and-dill-soup?center=136755&gallery=136677&slide=132548

Cool Cucumber and Dill Soup

  • Ingredients

    • 3 cucumbers, 2 peeled, seeded, and chopped, and 1 coarsely chopped, for garnish
    • 1 1/3 cups low-fat yogurt
    • 1 1/3 cups low-fat milk
    • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh dill
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

    Directions

    1. Process the cucumbers in a food processor until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine.

    2. Chill the soup in the refrigerator until cold, about 1 hour.

    3. Divide among 4 chilled soup bowls and garnish with the chopped cucumber.

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