Low Spoons Food Thread

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Vast Derp, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    I discovered yesterday that peanut sauce (like, a very basic variation, but still) is actually super easy to make!
    Mix equal parts peanut butter and water in a bowl, and add a large splash of soy sauce. I microwaved it at this point to get everything to combine better, then added ground garlic and ginger. You could also add vinegar or lemon/lime juice or chili oil if you have those, but they're not necessary. I bought a shitload of lo mein noodles bc they cook super fast, and this sauce is good for adding extra calories without requiring additional cooking.
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  2. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    FTR, chili oil is also really easy to make yourself. You basically just throw some dried chili peppers/other spices you feel like in some vegetable oil, warm it up for a few minutes, and then leave it in the fridge overnight to infuse. (I think there's an actual recipe somewhere in Good and Cheap, if anyone's interested.)
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  3. Athol Magarac

    Athol Magarac I prefer reading posts without a lot of topics.

    Ah, that's just like my almond sauce. Soy sauce and almonds in a blender with enough water to make it work. (Not really low-spoons if you gotta clean the blender, though. Oster is one of the brands that can be screwed directly onto a ball canning jar if you want to use it a gravy-ladle at a time.)
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  4. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    Yeah, I was figuring this would probably work well with almond butter too if you can't do peanuts!
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  5. Athol Magarac

    Athol Magarac I prefer reading posts without a lot of topics.

    I just remembered, since I like to put it on chicken, (don't matter if it's pan or oven, more that the skin has been removed, might as well use boneless skinless and have the butcher-guy cut it into pieces,) anyway, chicken broth for thinning the sauce, probably sodium-free if you don't have stock-cubes from a hot matchstick day.
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  6. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Get pre packaged microwave curry/etc (im eating butter paneer masala)

    Get microwavable parcooked rice

    Dump contents into large bowl, or split between 2 bowls if theres 2 people

    Mix as desired

    Zap in microwave

    Wow you have a lunch!

    Edit: you also have a dinner because trying to eat while working means i didnt actually finish it for lunch. It also makes a tolerable cold dinner for when u just need to power thru and finish the dang food
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  7. Athol Magarac

    Athol Magarac I prefer reading posts without a lot of topics.

    My mom has a book about mindfulness and I found a recipe for ramps and poached egg soup. This recipe is close enough, but the one in the book was just ramps, vegetable stock, egg, and crumbled bread. http://www.strawberryplum.com/spring-vegetable-soup-with-poached-eggs/

    I haven't tried it, but I would use a can of stock, spinach or whatever vegetables from the freezer I have, and the egg.
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  8. warehawker

    warehawker Raptor King Of Kiss My Ass

    Microwave rice? Truly this is revolutionary.
  9. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it comes in a bag and is basically already cooked with some oil to prevent it from sticking together.
    (if this is a reference to something, sorry for missing it)
  10. Athol Magarac

    Athol Magarac I prefer reading posts without a lot of topics.

    You can also microwave ordinary rice, but it takes 20 minutes or more.

    But yes, there is shelf-stable rice where you just heat it up. They make pasta that way, too, and I'm sure that the only reason they don't sell oatmeal like that is because they haven't thought of a way to market it yet.
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  11. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

    There's a couple kinds of instant/convenient oatmeal: the stuff where you just add hot water (which you could add cold water to and microwave) and 'overnight oats,' which are oatmeal and fruit and stuff and you add water or milk and leave it in the fridge overnight.
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  12. warehawker

    warehawker Raptor King Of Kiss My Ass

    Nah, no references, just me living under a rock.
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  13. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    There is also dry microwave/instant rice that only takes 5 minutes. Usually comes in a box. I think it's been cooked then redried again and that's how they get it to cook up that much faster the second time around. It doesn't have the same stick as regular rice though. Almost no stick at all since there's not starch remnants on the grains. For people who are sensitive to texture this could be either a big plus or a big no.
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  14. Gee

    Gee the mail never fails

    Halp. Am broke. Ingredience am have (not include spices):

    Frozen corn
    Frozen mix veg
    Frozen fries
    Frozen ground beef
    Egg x 16
    Plain cereal (usually eat with Stuff but don't have Stuff to eat with)
    Bread x half loaf
    Peanut butter
    Plain oats
    Cheese x one package American (ew)
    Soup x lots. And variety
    Hot dog x two package (ew)
    Have been eating pasta every night, am tired of (ew)
    Mac n cheese x two box (but. So much pasta)
    Taco shells x 4 hard
    Taco shells x 4 soft

    Am hongry, brain and spoons and mons gone. Halp. Need foods to last until Friday.

    ETA: can microwave and set timer. Can maybe smol stove cook
  15. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

    Rice + soup? Plus oats + milk + peanut butter or spices can make delicious fridge oatmeal for breakfasts.
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  16. Key

    Key never make a triangle

    I think all of my meal ideas take a lot more effort but hopefully there might be something helpful? Also definitely seconding Chiomi’s overnight oats idea.

    You actually have pretty much everything needed for my go-to I’m-too-tired-to-cook meal which is mac&cheese with sliced hotdogs and green beans mixed in. You could probably mix in your mixed veggies? You could also do ground beef instead of sliced hotdog but that takes more effort to cook first in my experience.

    You could thaw your ground beef to make patties, cook your French fries and eat the patties on regular bread slices in lieu of buns. You could melt cheese on top of either or both the fries and patties.

    You could cook your rice+ground beef+corn+mixed veggies (depending on what veggies it is) to put in a taco shell with grated cheese.

    Soup and rice is a good idea too, possibly add hotdogs, ground beef, and/or cheese on top, depending on what kind of soup?
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  17. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond Well-Known Member

    when I don't really wanna do a lot of cooking I usually just fry up a couple of eggs, and often serve them up on top of toast. I find it's quick and easy to do and helps to fill the stomach for a while
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  18. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    My breakfast the past couple days has been cheesy fried eggs - crack a couple eggs together in a pan, put some cheese and pepper on top, put a lid on, and wait a few minutes. Pop the yolks before putting the cheese on if you dont want to deal with yolk getting everywhere while you eat. When theyre done, flip them cheese side down onto a piece of toast.
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  19. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Also: make rice on the stove or in the microwave and add mix veg. Make enough for leftovers. Cook the ground beef separately (since I don't think it loves being boiled) and add that to the rice. Then you can add different kinds of sauces or spices (or that cheese, or possibly the cheese powder from the macaroni) to each individual serving of leftovers you remove for a variety of different tasting meals throughout the week.

    Or for something even more versatile, just having a big pot of leftover rice in the fridge is always great. You can combine many of the things on that list with rice to make a decent meal.
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  20. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    if you fry the mince and veges with some spices you have stirfry (to go with your Big Pot Of Rice)
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