Kitchen Idiots, lend me your unfuckupable recipes.
February 6, 2013 11:16 AM Subscribe
I need to make one (1) simple meal a week for two (2) people. This is not something I'm necessarily good at. Details inside.
posted by griphus to Food & Drink (59 answers total) 186 users marked this as a favorite
My S.O. works late on Tuesday nights, and she asked me to take over dinner on that night. I am bad at picking realistic recipes, pretty good at prep, and pretty bad at the actual "cooking" part. Trying to cook with numerous ingredients at different steps and so on sends me into a tizzy. Also, I dislike cooking in general, but I really hate cooking alone. Considering all that, I'd want some recipes that either are prepared and cooked quickly, or can be prepared quickly and then ignored while cooking. My goal is simple, even spartan recipes that taste good and are genuinely hard to fuck up.
For instance, tonight I am making steaks, steamed broccoli, and mashed cauliflower. This is close to the maximum level of complexity I am okay with.
Ingredient-wise, we've got the following restrictions in play:
Low-carb-ish, so definitely no bread, pasta, or potatoes. Sweet potatoes okay.
Lactose intolerant, so no non-Greek yogurt and non-aged cheese.
Healthy, which I think means lots of vegetables of different colors and not too much frying.
No fish or seafood.
No hot peppers.
I have How To Cook Everything, but I absolutely do not enjoy the whole "find a fun recipe!" part of this. If you want to point out a specific recipe in that book, that would be super.
I am explicitly not looking for slow-cooker recipes.