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nycfoodie5 Feb 24, 2011 02:28 AM

I'm looking for really simple recipes that I can make for my roommates. I've never cooked before, so it would have to be very basic. We do a lot of chicken dishes, and anything involving vegetables would also be great. Nothing other than chicken or ground beef though when it comes to meat. Thanks!

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  1. TorontoJo RE: nycfoodie5 Feb 24, 2011 04:39 AM

    This thread has lots of great ideas:


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      toveggiegirl RE: nycfoodie5 Feb 24, 2011 06:43 AM

      Mark Bittman has some good easy recipes that you can tweak to get whatever flavours you like.

      Basic Roast Chicken Parts With Variations

      Chicken Under a Brick

      Stir fries are also very easy (once you've chopped up all the ingredients). So are a lot of egg dishes, like Quick Arugula and Mozzarella Frittata.

      Easy Chinese Soy-Braised Chicken

      For veggies, kale chips are great (just try them - you'll like them!), and so are roasted veggies.

      Tuscan Kale Chips

      Roasted Broccoli With Garlic and Red Pepper

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        jvwool RE: nycfoodie5 Feb 24, 2011 07:23 AM

        If you could get your hands on pizza dough, sauce, and cheese, a homemade pizza is a super fun and easy dinner. My roommates and I bake a one every Sunday night. They're almost impossible to screw up, and you can put virtually anything on them, so get creative with what you have!

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          katecm RE: nycfoodie5 Feb 24, 2011 08:48 AM

          I'd look at Pioneer Woman. I haven't made many of her recipes, since I tend to go more toward the elaborate, but she's very step-by-step oriented, so could really help you learn what to do.

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