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Old 1st-September-2016, 03:32 AM   #1
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So I just started my sophomore year and I dont have any meal swipes like I did last year. I am saving a crap ton of money and my year just started where I'm away from home, I do miss my parents quite a bit and get homesick or sad often any advice for this aswell? What do I eat, please no chef ramsey type of stuff because I have zero skills with cooking I've never even touched a pan, my mom did pack me a pan and that spoon thing though. So far my daily diet has consisted of mini muffins in the morning, cookies, mcchicken 6 pc nuggets and small fries, and milk when its time to sleep. Now it's been mini muffins, cookies, and 1 pack of instant ramen noodles, milk then i go to sleep. Any advice for someone with zero cooking skills to be able to survive this semester while not having a heart attack.
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Get some fruits and vegetables for dinner. Washing is enough imo. I usually eat a couple of apples for lunch.
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Pyro, can you try being wrong once in a while?!

Fruits and veggies are the first, best choice. String cheese, boiled eggs, and popcorn are also good.

If you're feeling adventurous, you could learn to navigate peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwiches.
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If you can follow basic instructions you can cook pretty much anything. You can cook rice super easy.
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avoid anything that your body is actually equipped to thrive on. no fruit! it would be unfair to the competition, if you were not to suffer from all the same diseases of civilization. don't be a traitor! did you know that it is actually illegal to eat more than two bananas per day? that's because as an american you have to support the medical industry and all food industries. they will take away your children, if you don't obey. bananas are also radio active, look it up. potassium is toxic. nuklear power plants! if you eat fruit, you will loose weight because of pooping too much. you need to be anally retentive enough for education. every-time you poop, you forget the name of one of the former presidents of the usa. you also need indigestion to grow a real spine, for leadership positions. avoid flexibility. yoga is a communist practice.
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Pyro, can you try being wrong once in a while?!
This is not a dating website, also nutrition is common sense.
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Potatoes are super cheap. I have a friend who lived for literally months on basically just potatoes.

Also ramen with egg and chopped up hot dogs in it is surprisingly satisfying (pecante chicken ramen is my favorite, although harder to find than your usual beef and chicken flavors).

One other thing. I dunno what your relationship with caffeinated beverages is, but I personally drink far too much soda which can be a burden on a young college student's budget. Since I lived in a college town, though, I worked out this trick where I would save my cups from the fast food places down the street and just walk over and get a refill whenever I wanted soda. I must've saved a couple hundred bucks at least doing that for the past year.
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Boiled eggs and canned fish. Cheap and full of protein. That's how I roll for breakfast.

I don't understand the point of fruit btw. It's mostly just sugar and acid. Sure, a bit of fiber but there are better sources for that.
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If you can follow basic instructions you can cook pretty much anything. You can cook rice super easy.
Yeah, rice cookers are godsend.
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Do you need a rice cooker? You put in rice in a pan, then add water which you can just add without measuring when you get used to how much water you need then let it boil 10-20 mins depending on the type. It's already very simple? I find that as long as I'm moving around a lot, kitchen applicants are just one more thing I need to pack and drag along, I assume nihilmatic will be moving a few times as well since he's studying.

Sometimes I add some frozen vegetables on top of the rice so they thaw (steamed). Which you couldn't do with a rice cooker, I'd think. Not that I've ever used one so I know how they work.

I always keep a lot of frozen vegetables in my freezer because they're cheap, and all it takes is like 10min frying them with some spices and I can eat that. Maybe add some nuts which doesn't require any preparation (slightly fried almonds are good, but raw is nice too). Nuts tend to be a bit expensive, though. (Nuts also work with cooked rice and veggies)

I'm not too fond of cooking..
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just use common sense. eat what all the other people were made to think is healthy. basically: eat everything! just not at once. eat everything in moderation. so no more than about 5000kcal per day. you want to leave something for the kids in afrika. but it's all good for you, because capitalism has your best interests in mind.

jup, fruit is basically pure acid. that's why you don't even need stomach acid to digest it. it's been etching a tunnel from the mouth to the anus, during our early evolution, when we were frugivorous. ever since that we had to try to stuff that tunnel with mostly indigestible things, like animal products (cheese is especially effective) or harsh fibers from whole grains or tough vegetables like cabbage or broccoli. increased transit time is what gives us the density of faith required to withstand vegan misinformation or homosexuality 24/7. don't become a vegan faggot.
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Do you need a rice cooker? You put in rice in a pan, then add water which you can just add without measuring when you get used to how much water you need then let it boil 10-20 mins depending on the type. It's already very simple? I find that as long as I'm moving around a lot, kitchen applicants are just one more thing I need to pack and drag along, I assume nihilmatic will be moving a few times as well since he's studying.
I'm not sure if OP has access to a proper kitchen (or the skills to use it) given that he's away from home. However, a power outlet for the rice cooker would be feasibly reachable to your average student. Besides, you can do other stuff with the thing like boil eggs and vegetables.

Besides burnt rice really sucks ass.

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Sometimes I add some frozen vegetables on top of the rice so they thaw (steamed). Which you couldn't do with a rice cooker, I'd think. Not that I've ever used one so I know how they work.
Most rice cooker sets containing a steaming pan like below:



So yeah, a rice cooker can be a boiler, slow cooker and a steamer.
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I lived on rice and steamed vegetables, with some tofu or such thrown in as desired. Just season with soy sauce.

All healthy, cheap, easy and quick. Except the soy sauce, I don't touch the stuff now but if you need it to get by.
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How about LEARN COOKING SKILLS? There's a ton of basic stuff that's really not hard at all. It's a great life skill, it's good for socializing and ensnaring your unsuspecting sex assault victim, you won't regret it. Just post in your local social network "Smart, handsome noob needs cooking skills. Will pay with body. Send pix if interested" and get ready for things to get steamy.

You can just think about the kind of food you like, and then research how to do it. Or just google simple recipes. A frying pan goes a long way, though a pot would be a necessary complement.

But I'll give you some of my lazy kuulinary secrets. I hate cleaning up, so I figure out how to make stuff with minimal tools and effort. I also generally hate planning my meals, so I tend to just grab what's available and see what can be done with it.

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– Fruits and nuts, greek yogurt... simple and healthiest breakfast.

– Scrambled eggs. Just crack it and dump it in the pan with a bit of oil, add salt and pepper, mix until done. To that basic structure you can add other stuff, say onion, tomatoes, ham, cheese, mushrooms, a side of crispy bacon, premade fried beans, whatever... there's millions of recipes. Can accompany with some bread (you can toast it on the pan).

– Sandwich. Do I need to explain? Vary your ingredients and bread and you can eat them all month without going insane.

– Tacos/Wraps. Basically a sandwich but inside your thin flatbread of choice. Isn't life great?

– Salad. Lettuce. Tomato Slices, or tiny tomatoes. Perhaps fresh cheese, feta, mozzarella? Maybe some apple slices, or grapes or nuts? Oil and balsamic vinegar? Add tuna?

– Meat on pan. Pork chops? Chicken breasts? Beef? Fish? All good with just salt and pepper and basil if you don't wanna go crazy. The trick for it to go from meh to great is generally a decent side dish. A basic salad, rice, steamed vegetables, potatoes, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, asparagus... And/or some secret sauce. Butter and lemon (fish), soy sauce (I love this shit, try it with salmon!), spicy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, steak sauce, cream, oil, tomato sauce, pesto, beer...

– Lazy pizza. With an appropriately crusty flatbread, put it on the pan. Spread a bit of tomato sauce on it (premade pasta sauce for the extra lazy). Maybe add a dash of oregano, basil, garlic, olive oil. Distribute some mozzarella slices. Then add your toppings of choice: salami, ham, mushrooms, peppers, olives, onion, more cheese, dried tomatoes, pineapple, salmon, ground beef.... the possibilities are endless.

– Stir-fry thing. Chop up your ingredients into small cubes or strips, mix of vegetables and perhaps some meat (doesn't matter what). I like onions, scallions, brocolli, shiitake and those asian green bean pods, but I take whatever is in my fridge. Dump them in the pan with a bit of oil and soy sauce. Stir until done. Success! For more success you can marinate your meat in soy sauce. Add soy sprouts and ginger and use sesame oil for great victory.
You can make the above in a smaller amount, add some rice to the mix (you always have leftover rice), and mix in a raw egg a bit before serving on a bowl... gives it an extra oooh.


All of that can be done with a pan and don't require any fancy techniques. With a pot you could make the laziest, holy grails of cheap-ass student cooking:


– Rice. Put water in pot with a dash of salt. Add rice. Wait about 5-10 minutes. The universe is set up so it burns if you're not staring at it, so don't stop staring at it. Weep because rice on its own is terribly bland, you burned it anyway and you still have to eat. It's best to just make a ton of it and keep it in storage to combine with other stuff.

– Potatoes. FUCK YEAH. #POTATOES4LYFE. Put water in pot. Add potatoes (peeling optional). Wait about 5-10 minutes. Stab your potatoes periodically with a fork, when it easily goes in deep, you know they're dead and no longer pose a threat. You can now take them out and add some salt and butter, cream, cheese, or mash them with some milk, salt, pepper... Of course you could have fried them instead, doesn't matter potatoes are the best.

– Pasta. AKA, how everyone becomes overweight! Put water in pot with salt. Add pasta. Wait about 5-10 minutes, until you can feel the pasta is soft. Meanwhile, heat your pasta sauce in the pan (not too much, you don't want it to start boiling and shooting hot tomato all over you... do you?). Drain the water, carefully scald yourself with the steam. Then COMBINE! A bit of parmesan and you're set. Protip: Stick pasta is tricky to get in the pot, so buy other kinds... it's the same thing in a different shape. Besides, you will always end up with splatter eating stick pasta, ALWAYS. And tomato stains are a bitch.

Or you can just eat straight from a can of tuna, or frozen microwaved garbage (not you, chicken cordon bleu, I still love you).

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Anyone can learn basic cooking. You don't have to learn it all at once. The advantage of knowing is that you then have more options for limited food dollars.

Generally - there are exceptions - already prepared foods are more expensive than food you buy and prepare yourself. Very often the tradeoff is between time and money - time to prepare food versus food you just heat up.

My cheap fallback was Campbell's chicken with rice soup with an egg scrambled into it. Kind of like the poor man's egg drop soup. Plus you can add more rice to it to make it go farther. Rice is cheap. A dozen eggs will last a week or much more even without refrigeration. Canned soup has preservatives, but some of it is natural, just costs a lot more. With cheese to drop into tomato-based soups and eggs for chicken-based soups, you can easily spend less than $3 for a meal ready to eat in minutes with minimal cleanup plus a combination of carbs and protein. You need to look elsewhere, like fruit, for vitamins and sugar.
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I agree with Kuu. That said I don't suggest fish. If you cook fish wrong in particular bad things happen. But other than that learn how to cook eggs and bacon. Then toast and cereal. That's breakfast done. Then how to make sandwiches and that's lunch done. At that point the only think left is dinner which can be rice dishes. (which is redic easy to cook with or without a rice cooker)

Once you can do that just add in different meals. Cooking is literally the easiest thing on the planet just take it step by step.
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it's good to invest all of your money into the american education system and none into your health. make sure to mention it in your resume. the nsa will give you a job. they need young selfless men like you to fight fruitarian terrorists on the internet.
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Second y'all on fruit. Healthy and requires little prep. Same with vegetables too, if you want to go there. Basic salads, kale is cheap and lasts forever in the fridge for a green, and nuts and other components of trail mix.

Cheap & effective protein: whey protein, or if you like chewing, cottage cheese, peanut butter, eggs, chicken breast, shrimp, and fish. The last 3 are more expensive, but so is milk when you actually look at nutrition/$/space. If you're not in a food desert, you can probably find various soy products. If you want to overanalyze, you can look at the various amino acid profiles of these.

The rest is really determining how you want your energy when you need it: condensed carbs and/or fat (unsaturated, plz).

Cooking meat (the only thing you really have to cook, I guess) is hard to mess up. Insert lube of choice in pan; heat pan to 5-7 out of 10 where 10 is max heat; insert meat; watch for its bottom half to change in texture and color, indicating it's cooked; flip meat; watch for the other side to do the same; cut it in half to make sure it's cooked on the inside; poke meat obsessively throughout the process.
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Depends on the fruit. Various and numerous antioxidants and other compounds not found elsewhere. I personally abhor apples, oranges... anything common enough to have been selectively bred for increased size (less nutritionally dense) or shelf life (cardboard texture and taste). Most apples in stores are basically potatoes with red skin, for example. But non-pesticide-laden blueberries/berries in general, mango, avocado, peaches, papaya, kiwi, non-watermelon melons, cocoa...

I can empirically justify every component of my pantry.
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May I mention the Elvis Presley diet? Peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwiches. Of course it helped kill him, but it sounds pretty good.
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My advice for absolute beginner:
Buy a fry pan with a heavy base and a boiling pot
Learn to stir fry, then you can just throw anything in a pan and eat it with minimum skill
Learn to cook eggs (scrambled, omelette, poached or fried)
Learn to cook rice using absorption method

Most importantly: learn techniques, not recipes

Then when you can handle all that with no problems, read Larousse Gastronomique and let your food education really begin.
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Easy Breakfast Options:
Cereal, Oatmeal, Banana, Personal favorite: Egg in a hole (cut a circle in a piece of bread, stove, medium heat, melt butter in pan, soak both sides of bread in melted butter and leave bread in pan, flip the bread and crack an egg in the hole, flip once more to cook the rest of the egg) Takes like 5 minutes once you get good at it and is delicious.

Easy Lunch Options:
Sandwiches, yogurt and oats, leftovers

Easy Ingredients and spices to cook for multiple dinner options (i.e pasta with meat sauce, chili, stir fry, tacos:
Ground Meat
Rice
Canned beans
Spinach
Mushrooms
Pasta (just buy tomato sauce or whatever you like with pasta)
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Cinnamon/brown sugar (oatmeal)
Goya brand: Adobo all purpose seasoning (stuff is fantastic to flavor anything)
chili powder/fajita seasoning
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olive oil (for cooking up some fresh spinach and mushrooms, season with adobo or garlic salt + pepper

If you want to make your life real easy, just buy a crock pot and a good cutting board and google recipes. Just throw the ingredients in and put it on low in the morning and voila; food
I recommend french toast casserole, chili, BBQ pulled pork, stews/roasts,
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Cooking is literally just putting a bunch of stuff in a pot or pan, heating it and then turning off the heat. It takes about 5 minutes to go online and figure out what to put in the pan, or how to make a salad to go with whatever you cooked.

One of the most basic skills in the history of all humanity. I'm shit at cooking too but I can still cook a bunch of easy, delicious meals.

I'm eating like 3,000 calories a day at the moment and I prepare at least 2,200 of those healthily. The other 800 is a ProTEiN ShAkE 4 MaCksiMuM GaiNz.

If I can make 4 meals a day working full time, you can make 2.
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My dream is to one day find a human equivalent of dog food. Something that's 100% nutritionally complete, non perishable, and can be bought in bulk for less than normal groceries. In all my searching I've only been able to find various things that satisfy two out of three qualifications. Since students would probably find these useful I'll list them here.


Nutritionally complete, non perishable, but not cheap:
  • Soylent, Shmilk, Keto, and other "body fuel." This is stuff that gets shipped to you as powder. It's pretty much a protein shake but with all the nutrition a human body requires.
  • Sole-source nutrition products that they give to comatose medical patients and people who can't eat normally.
  • Emergency survival food that people store in their nuke shelters and distribute in areas hit by natural disasters.
  • Military rations. You can get these cheap if you know where to get them but it wouldn't be viable to replace all your meals with them.
Cheap, non perishable, but not nutritionally complete:
  • Replacing large parts of your diet with supplements.
  • Going into the woods to catch fish, snare rabbits, and gather fruit or berries.
  • Eating 20 potatoes per day. This apparently works, and potatoes last ages.
Cheap, nutritionally complete, but with perishable ingredients:

This one comes in the form of a recipe. You can subsist on this meal alone. I did this for a long time and I never got scurvy or anything so it's probably good.


Nutritionally complete daily food combo.
  • 3 cups of brown rice.
  • 2 cups of any kind of bean.
  • 360 grams of broccoli.
  • 180 grams of sweet potato.
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds.
  • 2 cups of milk.
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In case no one said it yet (I haven't read the thread): Bacon, that is the only food you need.
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Old 25th-December-2016, 08:57 AM   #27
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My dream is to one day find a human equivalent of dog food. Something that's 100% nutritionally complete, non perishable, and can be bought in bulk for less than normal groceries. In all my searching I've only been able to find various things that satisfy two out of three qualifications. Since students would probably find these useful I'll list them here.
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Nutritionally complete, non perishable, but not cheap:
  • Soylent, Shmilk, Keto, and other "body fuel." This is stuff that gets shipped to you as powder. It's pretty much a protein shake but with all the nutrition a human body requires.
  • Sole-source nutrition products that they give to comatose medical patients and people who can't eat normally.
  • Emergency survival food that people store in their nuke shelters and distribute in areas hit by natural disasters.
  • Military rations. You can get these cheap if you know where to get them but it wouldn't be viable to replace all your meals with them.
Cheap, non perishable, but not nutritionally complete:
  • Replacing large parts of your diet with supplements.
  • Going into the woods to catch fish, snare rabbits, and gather fruit or berries.
  • Eating 20 potatoes per day. This apparently works, and potatoes last ages.
Cheap, nutritionally complete, but with perishable ingredients:

This one comes in the form of a recipe. You can subsist on this meal alone. I did this for a long time and I never got scurvy or anything so it's probably good.


Nutritionally complete daily food combo.
  • 3 cups of brown rice.
  • 2 cups of any kind of bean.
  • 360 grams of broccoli.
  • 180 grams of sweet potato.
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds.
  • 2 cups of milk.
I'd caution against this as a concept because shitloads of beneficial dietary components, many of which have yet to truly even be studied let alone quantified, aren't factored in. Antioxidants and non-essential amino acids come to mind, for example. "Complete" seems like a misnomer for minimum, so I just hope you recognize that.

Also, some sources of good stuff can also increase exposure to bad. Say you substitute milk with powdered milk or powdered eggs. It's a proportionately cheaper source of essential amino acids, but you're also exposed to more oxysterols, for example.

My approach would be to find ways to make more money, honestly. Maybe tweak your diet a bit so that you're eating things you could also sell as garden seed or something.
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Old 24th-February-2017, 06:23 PM   #28
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I've found that making rice in a rice cooker and then adding some sort of condensed soup to it is a great way to go. For example, one of my favorites is adding cream of chicken soup and some chicken to rice. Super cheap, filling, tasty, etc. Just add some (obviously) fruit and vegetables on the side and you're good to go.

I got my 20-ish lbs bag of rice for $8 or so. Then the easiest way to cook it I've found is to get some sort of cup to leave in the bag. Then whenever you want to make rice just get that out and throw one scoop of rice in a rice cooker, one scoop (cup?) of water in, push the button down and you're good to go.

This morning I went with rice with a can of chili con carne, ended up painfully full, and was pretty happy about it.

Nutrition pointer: Combining grains like rice and lentils (beans) gives your body enough materials to make complete proteins and both of which are crazy cheap/good for college students.

Source: I'm in college currently
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Old 25th-February-2017, 02:16 AM   #29
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New favorite combo:

Pack of beef ramen
Can of Dennisons hot chili
Fried egg
Cheese
Season to perfection (my usuals for seasoning are cayenne pepper, sriracha, garlic salt, and whatever else is around the house that might go well)

Seriously like 3-4 bucks for a delicious and filling meal.
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Cottage cheese is a good cheap, often overlooked option. Makes a good salad when combined with lettuce and tomato. Don't get the cottage cheese that has fillers in it. It should just have milk.

"Cooking meat for yourself," particularly chicken, is a matter of having oil and a seasoning. Season Salt is a standard place to begin. You shake some of that on to taste, then fry the stuff (not too high heat, don't need the spattering) until the meat is cooked all the way through.
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Old 9th-April-2017, 12:04 AM   #31
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Ramen has been mentioned and it's a great option for students, a quick tidbit about ramen before we talk about recipes/menu ideas... Did you know that "ramen" is Japanese for noodles? For instance whenever you hear someone say "ramen noodles" that person is actually saying - noodles-noodles. Now you have a fun fact to share!

On a more serious note, ramen is the Swiss army knife of noodles. With no skill or expertise at all you can make a meal out of ramen, you can dress it up or dress it down according to your tastes.

Classic style, serve it up in the microwave or on the stove- you've done it before - now experiment with new spices/ flavors so that you may build on your cooking skills later.

New style, throw away the seasoning packet, add your own blends to acquire new tastes, throw additional goodies into the soup like shrimp or other meats you prefer.

My style, a Korean bbq bowl with veggies and ramen. It takes an additional five minutes of prep work over your traditional ramen, to cut the veggies and saute already cut meat.

I have prepared this dish for friends over the years and it never fails to impress people, both in its simplicity and great taste.

Here is a link with some additional ideas,
http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/03/r...ith-ramen.html

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I am French potato queen. Here you go all in the pan super easy don't be intimidated :

Okay okay, cut potatoes into 3 *3 or 4 * 4 cm chunks about ish, chuck them in pan of water full heat (water must cover potatoes completely), then time 3 minutes from boiling point (don't overdo it too much otherwise they get mushy). Take them out, drain them slightly. Heat olive oil in a pan, chuck them in, try not to have them piled on top of each other they will cook more evenly, fry medium high heat for about 20 Minutes turning them over lovingly every now and again so they are lovely gold and brown, add small bits of garlic and herbs (like rosemary or parsley)5 mins fro the end if you want, add butter every now and again if it feels right, add salt if it feels right. Fuckin awesome sautéed potatoes ur welcome.

Baked potatoes in ovens are great too and you can put lots of stuff on top, cream, tuna, lardons, cheese, bla bla

And roasted same prep as sautéed except when you take them out of boiling water toss them in a bit of flour and rough them up, then chuck them in oven tray with olive oil (pre heated at 200 degrees so they spit when you put them in) roast for twenty minutes, turn them over once then another 20.

Gratin dauphinois is amazing and very easy and seems sophisticated. Basically potatoes drowned in cream + oven

But u need oven for these three.

Mashed potatoes basically fool proof. Can't go wrong.

I eat English style brunch quite a lot, so easy u just fry everything in the right order.

Fruit is delicious. Smoothies.

Tea coffee bread butter honey hmmm.

Chocolate cake. Super easy.

Fried Mushrooms with some white wine and cream and chicken argh
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Tuna fish tinned, rice is easy , Heinz baked beans just heat up in saucepan with toast and butter

pasta with tomato sauces and mushrooms and onion and garlic and parsley and Parmesan on top. Google it or something.

Basics I always have : olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, cream, milk, herbs, honey, flour, sugar, bread, potatoes, onions, eggs.
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eggs: fried, boiled, scrambled. With toast and butter and coffee and a cigarette for desert. Yeah I'm way too enthusiastic about this stuff, can't help it my parents had a restaurant they made me love food and material pleasures, I'll shut up now I just triple posted like a loser. Just learn to cook basically it's fun just try recipes on google, if it screws up u learn and if it goes well it's delicious, no one has to eat it except u.
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spaggethis, tomato, cheese, u don't need anything else
perhaps some sandwhiches and tuna and mayonaise
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I believe in lentils. They have more nutritional value than, say, ramen. They cook fairly quickly as beans go, not much longer than rice. I'm willing to eat them plain. If you want to jazz them up, throw cheese and hot sauce on them. Now you have what I call "Mexican lentils" !
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