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Old 01-Jul-2012, 01:52 PM (13:52)     1        45269
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Exclamation Simple and Easy Recipes

Some recipes are so long and complicated I never remember all the ingredients and instructions without looking them up. So this is a thread where we can post the simple recipes we know, that have 6 or fewer ingredients, are quick to prepare or cook - for those folks on the go or bushed coming home from work or play.

A friend from Mexico showed me the easy way to do this one, instead of the long recipes I'd found. She would fix me a plate of them no matter what time of day I came over!


Huevas Rancheras Ranch Eggs

Fry up 2 eggs. Put on plate. Cover with salsa. Eat.

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Needs a Thread Prefix. You want a Thread Prefix attached to this? Makes it easier to find threads on recipes
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BTW also Needs Moah Bacon
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Old 01-Jul-2012, 10:16 PM (22:16)     4        45273
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Sure, add bacon as desired. what would we name it then? Huevos Rancheras con carne - or specifically Spanish for bacon.

And sure, add prefix - sorry, didn't know I probably should or even how to. Gotta learn my way around, eh?
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Default Quesadilla

While I may have posted this another place, it's good for here, too.

Place 1 flour tortilla (or soft corn if preferred) on ovenproof place.

Spread grated cheddar or Mexican cheese over it.

Lay another tortilla over.

Heat to melt cheese.

Cut into triangles and voila! your basic quesadilla to which you may add other stuff as desired such as beans or meat especially chorizo.
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Default Nachos

Place a corn tortilla, preferably firm, on ovenproof plate.
Spread with refritos (refried beans) from can or your own making.

Options: cover with sliced pickled jalapenos, or cheese, or chorizo or other meat.

Heat under broiler.
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Gave it a thread prefix. If you click on the Thread Prefix in forum view, you will see why
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Got it. Cool. Learning how to navigate here - I like this. Thanks.
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A cool summer salad:

Steam fresh green beans. Then chill.
Add cooked kidney beans, canned are ok if drained.
Mince red onion.
Some sliced or whole almonds.
Dressing either mayo, or yogurt with mayo, or yogurt with a dab of dark mustard.
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Fried rice:

Precooked rice
Sesame oil
Salt
Kimchi
Eggs (scrambled, or omelette-ified and chopped)

Heat the oil, throw everything in the pan or wok, and stir. Works easiest if you have all the stuff premade in the freezer, and all you need to do is throw it into the pan. Add other veggies/meat as desired. Egggs can be cooked in the pan, with other stuff thrown in after if you don't have any frozen.

Seriously, the eggs take less than five minutes.
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Fruit parfait:

Get fruit of whatever persuasion you have about, a handful of granola, and several good sized scoops of yogurt. Throw it in a bowl and stir.
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Your rice recipe reminded me of this one.

Cooked, still hot rice.
Raw egg.

toss egg into hot rice and it will cook there. Stir and add whatever herbs and spices you want.
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ooooh! That seems like a good idea for some really lazy night, lol.

Hmm...

Quick and easy halfassed miso soup:

1 quart broth
Noodles of some persuasion (I prefer soba)
Cut seaweed
Dried shiitakes- Torn up or cut.
Miso

throw a few mushrooms, a small handfull of seaweed, a single serving's worth of soba or other noodles (mung bean noodles do well, too!) into a pot and boil until the pasta is cooked. Remove from heat and stir in a spoonfull of miso until it's melted.

If you don't feel like having any noodles, it only needs to be cooked till warm, and till the mushrooms and seaweed are rehydrated. Just takes a couple minutes. Mung bean noodles cook very quickly, as well, so by the time the mushrooms are soft, so are the noodles.

You can also add an egg to this.

<--- my ramen equivalent
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Chili pepper pasta:

Pasta
Olive Oil
Red pepper flakes (or you can fry down fresh peppers, I'm sure, but we always used red pepper flakes)
Garlic
Salt to taste

Boil your pasta and, in a separate pan, heat your olive oil. Score a number of garlic cloves to taste and add them to the oil, along with chili pepper flakes to taste. Fry the pepper/garlic mix, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is somewhat translucent and fully cooked. When the pasta is done, drain the pasta, and add the oil mix to the pasta as the sauce. Salt to taste.

Various levels of spicy of this particular dish spent lots and lots of time on the dinner table when I was growing up, and it's still a favorite when I need something comforting.
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Is that ever familiar!!!! Always have a shake jar of red pepper flakes and garlic in house - no vampires in my house!
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Here's another I did today:

1 zuke and 1 yellow squash. Sliced thin.
Chop 1/2 onion fine, chop garlic cloves to taste fine, Heat in EVOO in pot.
Add 2 cans no salt added diced tomatoes. Add squash slices.
Red pepper flakes, oregano, mint. I was out of tarragon and basil.

then I boiled up some rigatoni, put some of the sauce on top. Yum. Got some sauce in the fridge now for later meals.
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I make that, but I add a little salt and don't spice it. I actually had that for dinner the other night!

And yeah, lol. My new boyfriend has watched me go through most of a head of garlic to an entire head of garlic every night for the last month. He joked the other day that I must be terrified of vampires.

Nope, just raised Italian.

Oh, and I add bellpeppers (red and green, for color) to my veggie pasta.
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No vampires in my house either!

Another easy one I did the other day: A very basic beans and rice.

Cook up 1 cup long grain brown rice in 2 t0 3 cups water.
When done, fluff with fork. Add 1 can no salt added ( or with salt if you must) diced tomatoes, 1`can no salt added (ditto) black (or red or kidney) beans.
Add spices and herbs as desired. Add finely chopped onions and garlic if desired.

Heat till beans and tomatoes are hot.

1 cup is a serving. So lots of meals out of this one. Serve with tossed green salad.
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Heeding Gurdur's prior comment about this thread needing more bacon, I shalll post the following recipe:

Baked acorn squash

You will need:

1 acorn squash
butter
brown sugar or maple syrup
two slices of bacon (optional)

Split your acorn squash in half, clean out the seeds, and fill the center with butter and brown sugar. If you wish to add bacon, add a strip to the filling in the middle.

Bake on 350 until a fork goes cleanly through the squash.
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Old 25-Apr-2013, 08:12 PM (20:12)     21        45843
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you will LOVE this one.

Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream

Ingredients:

3 peaches, halved with pits removed
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tbsp rum (seriously? no way...double this or more)
1 tsp vanilla
ice cream

Combine all the ingredients except the ice cream in a wide pan, tossing to coat the peaches well. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Cook on a greased grill for five minutes on each side, basting occasionally with the leftover marinade.

Top with ice cream.
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Wowser!
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Default Jambalaya

Edit: In retrospect this might be the wrong thread for this recipe, I would argue it is simple and easy however it does take a bit of time and it has more than six ingredients, sorry!

Jambalaya is quite easy and the recipe is flexible:

These amounts are all approximate. Use your best judgement.

Meat
150g chorizo sausage (sliced)
4 pieces of chicken (e.g. thighs/drumsticks)
10 big prawns (preferably raw)

Vegetables
2 cloves garlic (chopped, crushed, macerated)
1 onion (chopped)
1 green pepper (chopped)
2 sticks of celery (sliced)
4 spring onions (sliced)
1 can of chopped tomatoes

Herbs and spices
These are all starting amounts to be added to by taste
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp paprika (some places sell this already combined with cayenne pepper)
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs thyme

Storecupboard ingredients
450g rice
1 litre chicken stock
Olive oil

Fridge ingredients
Sour cream (you can also make this from cream and lemon juice)

In one large pot:
1. Fry the sliced chorizo in olive oil for a minute or so.
2. Add the chicken and give that a minute.
3. Add the garlic, onion, peppers and celery. Fry until cooked (not browning).
4. Season with salt, pepper, cayene pepper, paprika, thyme, bay leaves.
5. Add the rice and stir it in with everything else, give it a minute or so.
6. Add the chopped tomatoes, stir those in, heat it to bubbling.
7. Add enough chicken stock to make it watery and then let that excess moisture go into cooking the rice. Continue to add more stock and let it cook down until the rice is cooked (a bit like a risotto but less fussy, just keep it somewhat watery until the rice is done). Depending on your rice this can take differing lengths of time and different amounts of fluid (everything up to this stage could take maybe an hour?). You might want to commit to only using a single chicken stock cube otherwise you will end up making it very salty.
8. When the rice is done (or almost done) check your seasoning and adjust it for heat etc. Once you're happy then add the prawns and cook those in the jambalaya until they are done (won't take long).
9. Last thing is to stir through the chopped spring onion.
10. Serve it with a little sour cream on top (may be necessary if you make it very hot) and garnish it with chopped spring onion.
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Default Posh beans on toast

Ok, so this recipe should definitely fit the criteria here:

Posh beans on toast

Ingredients
Nice bread (sliced)
Barbeque baked beans
Avocado (sliced)
Cheese (grated)
Salt and pepper

Method
1. Heat the beans (the microwave is fine)
2. Toast the bread slightly
3. Put a layer of avocado on the toasted bread
4. Season the avocado with salt and pepper
5. Put the hot barbeque beans on top of the avocado so they do not soggy the bread!
6. Put a layer of grated cheese on top of the beans
7. Grill until the cheese melts
8. Eat
9. Resist the urge to make more
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