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    May 19, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Okay so its not that important but how else would i get you to read. Okay I just moved into my first apartment, no more cafeteria food or mommy's good ol' cooking. Anyone have good recipes or easy stuff for a begginner like me to cook? Any advice or tips would be amazing...I am also a health freak so No buying Fried chicken at walmart will not suffice lol.

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    Matt
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    May 19, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    Get a George Foreman and just start experimenting. I would make chicken all the time and put a bunch of different stuff on it, usually whatever was in the fridge. Chicken marinated in a mix of Italian dressing, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce or something like that would always be good haha.

    If you want to make stuff a little more classy, http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus has some really good recipes. Recipes are easy to follow too so you should be able to make this stuff.
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    May 19, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    Be careful not to throw water in (hot) oil, the oil splashes out and can burn ya. Other than that be brave if you get burned its bound to happen.

    had to post this here LOL don't be scared LOL
    http://youtu.be/MAp8j4c2LGs
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    May 19, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    There is a cook book called "Now that mom is not around" or somthing like that. Also you can ask you mom for recepies and look in the health food section of the book store for healthy cook books ... search and find the ones the best fit ur cooking style and cooking wants. Best of luck
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    May 19, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    Get a rice cooker...

    go to a small meat store and buy bulk meat and stock ur freezer up..

    Bake/fry some pork/chicken wings/chicken drumsticks/chicken breats/beef etc., put some rice in the rice cooker, mix in some kidney beans with the rice, cook up some meat and you got a meal. Easy
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    May 19, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    First of all, do you know how to cook? What do you like to eat? Try different foods. Believe me, it's pretty easy to mess up chicken!
  • Csrobbie2000

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    May 19, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    This is a real easy dish I make sometimes. It will help greatly if you have a rice cooker.

    Get a roasted chicken at Costco or the supermarket. Take off the meat and break it into small pieces while discard the skin and bones.

    Chop up an onion and sate it with some olive oil, salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes.

    Put some brown rice in the rice cooker along with chicken broth or chicken bouillon, chickpea, chopped olives, carrot (or whatever vegetables you like) , onion, chicken. Come back in an hour or so, and your dinner will be ready. You can keep the rice in a closed container in the fridge up to a week or so.
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    May 19, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    Foodnetwork

    and foodnetwork.com

    Great resources for healthy cooking. gives you ideas, as well as recipes, that you can tweak to make as healthy or dirty as you wish.
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    May 19, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Search the forum for recipes. There have been numerous posting with recipes and ideas provided. Good luck.
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    May 19, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    iHavok saidFoodnetwork

    and foodnetwork.com

    Great resources for healthy cooking. gives you ideas, as well as recipes, that you can tweak to make as healthy or dirty as you wish.


    Excellent resource. Very reliable and every skill level. I've used them numerous times and never had issues with their recipes.
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    May 19, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    go to www.allrecipes.com they have a ton of good healthy simple recipes.
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    May 19, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    Spaghetti!!!

    You need:
    - Pasta Noodles or Shells (any kind)
    - Pasta Sauce (any kind)
    - Ground Beef
    - Salt and Sugar
    - 2 pots, a pan and a colander

    -Get prepared by getting 2 pots (1 big and 1 small) and a pan.
    -Put water in the big pot (wait to put the shells or noodles in)
    -Turn the stove on to high (for noodles or shells) WAIT for it to boil before putting the noodles in.
    -Pour the sauce into the smaller pot
    -Turn the stove onto medium/high (for sauce)
    -Put sugar in (6 tbsp)
    -Turn the stove on to medium (for beef)
    -Put the beef in the pan and let it cook until brown (not too too brown, but until you see no pink meat)
    -When the meat finishes cooking (cover it and turn the stove to the lowest you can get it)
    -Around this time the sauce should be warmed up (cover it and turn the stove to the lowest you can get it)
    -The water should be close to boiling. When it does start to, put the noodles or shells in AS THEY ARE..meaning do not crack them or break them, they'll sink in by themselves from the heat.
    -When they sink in stir them around and let them cook for a while. Keep checking every now and then. Should take about 7-10 minutes depending on the stove. To check to see if they're done, take a fork and pull a noodle or shell out. Throw it against the wall and if it sticks, they're done. Or you could bite it icon_biggrin.gif hahaha if it's firm, they're done.
    -Turn the stove down to low for the noodles.
    -Take the meat and pour it into the sauce and stir them together. Turn the stove off for both (meat and sauce)
    -Take the colander and sit it in the sink, pour the noodles or shells into it and shake it around a little bit. When most of the water is out, pour the noodles back into the pot. I like to run water over the noodles after I drain it. You don't have to.
    -If you like to pour the sauce on the noodles, go ahead and pour it on.

    Eat with toast, bread, salad, etc..

    There you go!! Good luck with cooking..try not to burn anything down icon_wink.gif