Hello everyone...My name is Toni. Im looking for conversation and sharing of recipes. I would like to know of recipes that you can make for 1-2 people. Easy, and healthy. Nothing fancy, because since I live in a smaller town, not many of the fancy ingredients are available in my area. Thanks for any help you can give.
by ShellnessMarch 6, 2013 at 10:58 AM
You just have to learn to cook less :) Its hard I know. Just cook 2 porkchops, small sides....
I wonder why that is so hard for us?
by hugssMarch 6, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Welcome to the group Toni,
I shared a link to a great group called *Dinner Ideas .. they can help & have tons of recipes.
Hope you'll take a peek.
Good luck :)
March 6, 2013 at 1:15 PM
Welcome to the group, Toni. Have you considered making batches of food and freezing it in smaller portions? I have often done that with stews, beef stroganoff, chicken skewers. So easy to take something out of the freezer, add some fresh vegetables and rice or pasta.
I've been re-teaching myself how to save money with less food waste (I've been really bad about that in the past, and it's ridiculous). I've been cutting recipes in half and making meals ahead and freezing one-serving portions in those vacuum seal bags (love them!!!).
I cook a lot lately, but I'm not sure how many recipes I can really share with you - some of the ingredients I use aren't the norm, because I cook a lot of ethnic foods (mostly Caribbean, Indian, and Thai). I live in a suburb of Chicago, though, and have a couple of Indian grocery stores and at least one Oriental Market nearby, and our grocery stores are pretty well stocked as well.
Some of the things I've found to be freezer friendly: stuffed pepper soup - without the rice, though (I can give you the recipe if you want); stuffed pasta shells; lentil soups/lentil dishes - lentils seem to love the freezer, they always come out fantastic!!!! Split pea soup freezes well, too. A Cuban dish called picadillo - ground beef and some other fantastic ingredients (again, I can give you the recipe later if you wish); chicken mole' (again, I'll pass along my recipe).....
Oh, since you're looking for easy and healthy, let me just give you some websites to check out! Many of the recipes I would share are on these sites. Some of them have a lot of ethnic foods, but you'd still find some with "normal" everyday ingredients.
http://www.skinnytaste.com/ - I love this site!
http://www.steamykitchen.com/ - you'll have to do a little digging for the healthy options - she's not dedicated to healthy as much as the others are.
http://www.hungry-girl.com/ - this is a great site for 1 - 2 serving recipes, but I'm not sure how "normal" some of the ingredients are.
http://www.cookinglight.com/ - LOVE LOVE LOVE this site!
On http://www.mylifetime.com/, there's a "cook yourself thin" menu