One Pot Dinners
#1

Being a single guy I like to eat healthy and found the one pot meals as a way to cook and not eat prepared food and be able to fit in my schedule so always looking for good recipes

Does anybody have any really good one pot dinner recipes?

Bonus: anybody on FE know of an equivalent of the Rock Crock stuff from Pampered Chef?
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#2
May I offer a website I've used for years? http://www.ayearofslowcooking.com

Crockpot recipes. All are gluten free, as well, which fits with my horde of celiacs.
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(09-22-2015, 11:56 AM)dahveed Wrote: May I offer a website I've used for years? http://www.ayearofslowcooking.com

Crockpot recipes. All are gluten free, as well, which fits with my horde of celiacs.

I love that site.  The author published a cookbook based on the blog.
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#4
Thank you I've never seen that site.

Somebody sent me this (not on FE) but obviously with the intention of my buying Pampered Chef stuff, I like the recipes but not interested in buying the Pampered Chef goods, would probably just use a Dutch Oven.

https://www.pamperedchef.com/recipe/Main+Dishes
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#5
Look into Korean cuisine, which extensively employs fresh and fermented ingredients in stews and is both healthy and tasty. The Koreans are a healthy people.

I buy non-GMO doenjang (fermented soybean) from a Korean couple who make kimchi and other fermented foods out of their home, and I use this to make doenjang jjigae.
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#6
Will do, thanks!
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(09-22-2015, 11:56 AM)dahveed Wrote: May I offer a website I've used for years? http://www.ayearofslowcooking.com

Crockpot recipes. All are gluten free, as well, which fits with my horde of celiacs.

Added to my recipe bookmarks! Thanks. :)
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(09-27-2015, 04:09 AM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(09-22-2015, 11:56 AM)dahveed Wrote: May I offer a website I've used for years? http://www.ayearofslowcooking.com

Crockpot recipes. All are gluten free, as well, which fits with my horde of celiacs.

Added to my recipe bookmarks! Thanks. :)

She's great. I use her making yogurt in the crockpot recipe all the time!
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(09-27-2015, 01:58 PM)PrairieMom Wrote:
(09-27-2015, 04:09 AM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(09-22-2015, 11:56 AM)dahveed Wrote: May I offer a website I've used for years? http://www.ayearofslowcooking.com

Crockpot recipes. All are gluten free, as well, which fits with my horde of celiacs.

Added to my recipe bookmarks! Thanks. :)

She's great. I use her making yogurt in the crockpot recipe all the time!

Thanks for the site, some interesting things there!  :eats:
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(09-22-2015, 11:56 AM)dahveed Wrote: May I offer a website I've used for years? http://www.ayearofslowcooking.com

Crockpot recipes. All are gluten free, as well, which fits with my horde of celiacs.

AMDG

Hi and sorry to be late to the conversation . . . I hope it still helps.

I cook for one, am super busy with a crazy unpredictable schedule ( I work exclusively on call), try to be healthy, and cook at home to avoid eating out for $ and health reasons.  One important thing for me is to make sure I have food cooked up in advance of the need to keep from eating out when I'm too tired to cook.  Here are a couple of my favorites that count as one pot meals:

Lentils and Rice
Preheat oven to 375.
4 2/3 cups water (I use 5)
1.5  cups brown rice
1.5 cups lentils (I use french green lentils b/c they're good and stay whole when cooked)
1 tablespoon oil or butter (I use about half that and use evoo).
Salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 375.
Put the water on to boil. I use the tea kettle.  While that's boiling, add everything else in oven proof casserole and stir.  When the water boils, add it to the lentils/rice.  Cover with double layer of foil or one layer of foil and lid.  Place in middle rack of oven and bake for 1 hour (mine take about an hour and ten minutes).

I keep a box of fresh baby spinach, tomatoes {if I can get good fresh ones), feta cheese, sumac, and a delish olive oil on hand (Bragg's).  I keep the lentils and rice in the fridge and dish out a single serving and heat as I need it.  Sometimes I top with tomatoes and feta and maybe a drizzle of evoo.  Sometimes evoo and sumac, sometimes mix with spinach and heat till wilted . . . I pretty much just mix it up how ever I feel like at the moment. 

Baked Potatoes
Technically a zero pot meal! Also easy for days when I know what time I'll be home b/c I can put it in the oven and set the timer.  The only trick is figuring out the time for your potato.  I generally use a large yukon gold (which is about the size of a small russet/baker) but I like the inside soft and the outside crisp so cook it at 375 for an hour or so.  The instructions for a large russet are 350 for an hour and ten minutes.  I like mine topped with broccoli, cheese, and salsa.

(ersatz) Fried Rice
Follow the lentil/rice recipe but use 3 c. brown rice.  Keep that in the fridge and keep some eggs, fresh onions, frozen veggies on hand.  For your meal, sautee the onion.  Add veggies and rice and cook till very hot all through (you may have to add a bit of water to keep the rice from sticking).  Turn off the heat and crack in the egg.  Stir till the egg is done.  Serve with soy sauce or what ever you like!

Soup
Generally speaking, the perfect one-pot meal! 
A pot of chili and keep some favorite toppings on hand.
Minestrone with bread.
Potato soup
I can provide recipes if needed.


You didn't specifically ask but to keep healthy and convenient for all my meals I try to stay on top of breakfasts and lunches, too.  Keep on hand
bread, peanut butter, bananas, and boiled eggs (I boil 6 at a time and keep them in the fridge). I use about a quarter of a banana and a tablespoonish of peanut butter and mush and mix well.  Spread that on a toasted ww english muffin or slice of bread.  Or pc of toast topped with butter, sliced egg, salt and red pepper flakes.

hth!





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