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    mak_trouble891
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    So lately I have found I have been cooking the same few things over and over again for dinner. When the days are so busy, I often find it hard to come up with something different yet easy to cook. So I thought why not ask you guys 🙂 help! lol

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    #112038
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    Steamed green with noodles and sauce, or roasted veggies with hummus or something are my go-to lunches. I’m often pressed for time so I love steaming and leaving things.

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    #112039
    mak_trouble891
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    Thanks @Aunt_Flo, I really like to steam or bake fish in foil with veggies and olive oil.

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    #112040
    PurplePurple
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    Do you steam things by just throwing them in the microwave? (I can’t cook. Like, at all). 

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    #112041
    HoneyPot
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    YASSSS FOOD TALK. My house is pretty into pasta bakes at the moment, they are really easy and you can get a few meals out of them 🙂 We make a lot of noodles too, also if you don’t have a rice cooker they are so great/easy/fast/no stress! And obvi rice goes with everythingggg!

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    #112042
    EarthMamaEarthMama
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    I am super into making rice paper rolls at the moment! Lovely in hot weather, and you can prep a bunch of them a few days in advance!! 
    Also something like bruschetta is a great cost effective go-to! Just toast some bread and chop heaps of tomatoes, onions, basil- bit of salt, pepper, olive oil and you’re good to go!! 

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    #112043
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    @EarthMama YES RICE PAPER ROLLS. I love chucking raw veggies and anything else I can find in rolls. 

    I think my main thing is making sauces/condiments. I currently have hummus, parsley butter, parsley sauce, chimichurri (THE BEST), and chilli oil in my house – all homemade. It forces me to think of what I can have with the sauces, and spruces up an otherwise boring lunch.  

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    #112044
    EarthMamaEarthMama
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    @Aunt_Flo Ahhh that’s such a cool idea!! Sauce is EVERYTHING! I remember when I first became vegetarian and realised the main difference between meat and veggies/tofu tasting great was all in the sauce! You must have some cool marinade ideas too??

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    #112045
    teatea
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    I feel inspired to go and make some rice paper rolls now brb

    SO LIKE ok um I’m very poor and very gluten intolerant so I’ve had to get creative with my meal prep. My staples are definitely potatoes, rice and oats. Do you have oats, a banana, an egg and a blender? BAM. Pancakes. Add some milk for extra smoothness. Potatoes? I mean, you can make a million things out of those sweet dirt nuggets. Potatoes are life.

    I’m into stir-frys a lot, which you can make with literally anything in your pantry + rice. There’s this cool website where you can input your pantry ingredients that you have on hand, and it gives you recipes you can make out of all that stuff! Yaaass!

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    #112046
    HoneyPot
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    PREACCCCCH POTATOES!

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    #112047
    champagnepapi
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    Yassss food.

    I made this amazing jerk chicken the other day because i was feeling nostalgic over my trip to the caribbean.

    Basically all you do is marinate a whole chicken with allspice, honey, garlic, oil and a bit of tomato puree. You can serve it with rice and peas, which is really easy to make too. In a glass baking dish you can chuck in however much rice you want, a tin of lite coconut milk, a cup of chicken stock and your peas (or beans if you like). So you take your chicken and put it on one of those grilling trays, directly over the dish with the rice, and chuck the whole thing in the oven for about 40 minutes at 180.

    So easy and makes a couple of meals, the prep is the most labour intensive part. 

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    #112048
    champagnepapi
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    oh and don’t forget the salt and pepper obv haha (+ generous amount of lemon juice over everything)

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    #112049
    teatea
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    @champagnepapi ohh i’m so trying this out! I have a ton of those grilling tray things I need to use!

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    #112050
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    @EarthMama a little bit! I LOVE fresh marinades, so I often do a look of spicy Mexican marinades, like with chipotle chillis, loads of garlic, and fresh lime and herbs. 

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    #112051
    champagnepapi
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    @tea
    yay! let me know how you like it 🙂 

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