• 6 years 8 months ago
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    Hi, I live in a great apartment, but the one downside (and its a pretty big downside) is that I don't have a stove.

    I have a dual burner thing that gets nice and hot, but no oven... so it limits the variety of food I can make.

    Does anyone have any good recipes that don't involve the use of an oven?
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      • 6 years 8 months ago
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      Do you have a countertop toaster oven?
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        Yes.
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          • 6 years 8 months ago
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          Here's a link to some toaster oven recipes
          http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,toaster_oven,FF.html
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            Ooh. Looks good.

            Thank you!
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              • 6 years 8 months ago
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              Got a microwave? If so, I highly recommend getting some of those plastic bags you can use to steam-cook vegetables and other goodies inthe microwave. The other day, I steamed some asparagus with a little butter and some minced garlic in one of those bags. Absolutely deeeelicious.
              "Preserving the old ways from being abused,
              Protecting the new ways for me and for you.
              What more can we do?"
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                • 6 years 8 months ago
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                I lived in a house like that. You can make a lot of cool puddings and no bake desserts.
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                  I recomend canned goods my freind. Stuff like tuna and chili also like ramon noodles and frozen tv dinners are good to. then you have sandwitches, soup and a lot of other stuff that does not require an oven. :)
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                    VideoJukebox- Thanks for the tip. I'm going to go out and buy some today. I always wondered if they worked like they do on the commercial.

                    Pikachu- I may just have to make some puddings now because of your statement.

                    Gumby- That's a lot of my repertoire already. Those $1 Chunky soups and 12 for $1.50 ramen noodles are staples of any college kid's diet. However, I am trying to slowly get away from those, as I enjoy cooking and using fresh, whole ingredients is healthier than eatting pre-produced food.
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                      • 6 years 8 months ago
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                      Well you can always grill things such as vegtables and meat that is very healthy. Plus there are actually healthy tv dinners out there along with canned goods. Take my advise dude i work in a grocery store so i know a lot about healthy foods and the importance of reading the labels to make sure you know what is and is not healthy. 8)
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                        Ilikethepixies wrote:


                        Pikachu- I may just have to make some puddings now because of your statement.



                        When the oven was broken at the house I live at now. My mom was sad because she likes to bake and this was before we got the toaster oven. So she would make a lot of no-bake stuff. She made a bunch of little no bake cheesecakes for my 8th grade graduation party.
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                          • 6 years 8 months ago
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                          Here is a yummy recipe that doesn't require an oven...

                          Fiesta Ravioli

                          1 bag of frozen ravioli (I like to use cheese ravioli but any flavor works)
                          1 can enchilada sauce
                          1 to 1 1/2 cup salsa
                          2 cups shredded cheese (I use a mexican blend)
                          1 can sliced olives

                          Cook the ravioli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, combine the enchilada sauce and salsa and cook over medium heat. Once the sauce comes to a boil, add the cooked ravioli and stir to combine. Top with cheese and sliced olives. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low. Cook on low until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

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                            • 6 years 8 months ago
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                            cold cuts and buns some condaments and your good to go, may not be Rachel Ray style but theres less mess that way.
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                              thanks everyone for the great suggestions!

                              I am always in need of more though.

                              Here's what I have:

                              -2 burner electric hotplate thing (functions as my stovetop as it has adjustable settings)
                              -microwave
                              -toaster oven
                              -crock pot
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                                Oooooh... you have a crockpot. Let me scour my recipes and post some. There are some really good cookbooks out there just for crockpots and even "college/dorm" living. Which you basically are doing. I'll post more recipes. You also might try simply searching on Google for "crockpot recipes" and "toaster oven recipes". I don't recommend microwave recipes, unless you're heating up a frozen meal of some kind.

                                Good luck!!
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                                I sin but I'm not the devil.
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                                  • 6 years 8 months ago
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                                  okay, so I decided to post links to recipe pages. This way, you can choose the recipes that sound good to YOU (not me). :D

                                  http://www.mealsforyou.com/cgi-bin/recipeGadget?gadget.toasteroven
                                  http://busycooks.about.com/od/fallrecipesandmenus/a/dormroom_2.htm
                                  http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm
                                  http://familycrockpotrecipes.com/
                                  http://www.thatsmyhome.com/slowcooker/
                                  http://www.recipegoldmine.com/crockpot/crockpot.html
                                  http://www.momswhothink.com/crock-pot-recipes/crock-pot-recipes.html
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                                    Wow, thanks a lot for your help, treesy.
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                                      Just found this one. SO many recipes. They're mostly desserts, but scroll down and there are some delicious microwave veggie casseroles.

                                      http://www.nancyskitchen.com/microwave_recipes.htm
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                                        If you have leftover chicken you can cut it up into small pieces and mix with lots of salsa.(add tomatoes, onions and jalapenos if you have time and in the mood to cut them up)
                                        Put a little oil in a skillet, put in one FLOUR tortilla--fry a little on one side and flip, put some chicken mixture on and then some shredded cheddar cheese, and another flour tortilla on top. Flip it and let cheese melt and tortillas brown a little. It's great served with sour cream.
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                                          So its like a chicken and vegitable quesadilla? That sounds awesome. I got 6 frozen chicken wings in the freezer... don't know if that'll work though...

                                          Oh, VJ... I tried your ziplock bag things, and let me tell you....


                                          8) FUCKING AWESOME. 8)


                                          I filled 'em with asparagus, some pats of butter and two chopped garlic cloves. Delicious. I am trying to reuse the bags, which is a bit messy. Even when you wash them with soap and water, they still don't seem clean. I'm just a cheap bastard.



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