I mean the one you do when you want something easy to do, but not when you’re tired at the point you microwave a frozen-meal, or just cut down a piece of cheese and put it in a bread

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    Fake pizza: Make toast. Drizzle toast with a little bit of olive oil. Smear tomato paste on toast. Sprinkle with garlic powder and oregano. Top with a slice of provolone.

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        Damn, OP. Here you thought you were making shitty white trash pizza and all along you were making Catalan tapas Pan Con Tomate!

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        It’s definitely popular here in Barcelona pan con tomate is a regular dish across Spain. It’s especially hilarious when you get the little condiment container full of tomato & garlic and mini-olive oil bottle on renfe.

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        Yeah but the tomato pureé you guys make is way more delicious than the tomato paste that comes out of tubes this guy is referring to.

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          I feel like standard tomato paste must be cooked before eating. It’s so… tart? Tomatoey? Pastey?

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      Or be me as a kid

      White bread Put ketchup on bread Put Kraft single on top Put in the oven under the broiler until the cheese melts and the edge of the bread crisps Eat it over the sink in order to not kill your mother by disrespecting the plates with that garbage Realize you’re still hungry and make 3 more

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    I like to take those boxes of breakfast cereal they sell and I like to whip them up in a big bowl with some milk. I call it cereal with milk.

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    Cook some rice in a rice cooker, top it with a runny sunny-side up egg, add some high quality soy sauce and a bit of butter. Sliced green onions if I’m feeling less lazy.

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    I have an electric kettle, so instant ramen. I live near an asian grocery store, so I also have a ton of ramen varieties

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        Sometimes I will fry some spam until it is a little crispy and add that too. Egg(s) + spam in spicy ramen is awesome. Favorite spicy noodles are nongshim shin noodles red.

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          Shin Ramyun black is a superior instant noodle IMO. Though personally I really like Samyang buldak hot chicken noodle.

          I like to add a soft boiled egg and some sliced spring onion.

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            I love the black. Also a favorite.

            Note that I said spicy noodles above. I think the red is still my favorite spicy noodle. Chicken bomb noodles are good but goddam spicy. I call the buldak chicken bomb…guess why…

            I also do not like hard boiled eggs. Love medium boiled.

            I think we agree about all this more than we disagree.

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        Yep, poaching an egg (or a couple) in the ramen as it’s about to finish cooking is one of the ways I add eggs to instant ramen. Another is a technique similar to egg drop soup: stream pre-beaten eggs while stirring the ramen (also just about the ramen is done cooking).

        But I default to adding soft-boiled eggs. I cook the thoroughly washed eggs in the same water I’d cook the ramen on. I take the eggs off (put them into cold water if necessary, or I can just take them a bit early and let the residual heat take it the rest of the way), then cook the noodles. While waiting for the noodles to cook, I peel the eggs and then put them back into the noodles just before serving.

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        If you have an Asian grocery nearby, try getting a package of salted duck eggs. They’re boiled and packed in salt at the factory, so that the whole egg absorbs the saltiness trough the shell. They come individually vacuum sealed, so you can just cut it in half with a knife and scoop the egg out of the shell with a spoon, they’re delicious in ramen.

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        That’s a good one! One of my favorites is to order some hot and sour soup, and place cooked noodles in the cup

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          Absolutely, it’s amazing how far you can stretch a good soup base. Hot and sour soup has a lot of flavor.

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        I’m too lazy for this. This means waiting for a pot of water to boil. I just pan fry one, shred it with the chopsticks, and call it a day.

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    Bake some frozen chicken nuggets, toss in buffalo sauce, cut up some iceberg lettuce and throw it all in a soft tortilla with ranch.

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    Rice via rice cooker. Ground chicken cooked in a frying pan with preminced garlic and squeeze tub of ginger. Pinto beans from a can. Mix em all together in a bowl with shredded cheese.

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    Tofu scramble. I premake the spice mix, then open up a pack of tofu and crumble it into a preheated pan with oil, sprinkle over the spice mix, add black beans then pepper and sriracha (as well as a bit more of the spice mix), stir and heat it up a bit, then done. If I’m feeling less lazy, I’ll add veggies and stuff, but it’s honestly decent like this with the right spices. Here’s what I use for my spice mix (this is for a full jar which will last between 10 to 20 meals depending on how heavily seasoned I’m feeling that month):

    • 8 tablespoons nutritional yeast
    • 4 teaspoons chili powder
    • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 4 teaspoons black salt (also called kala namak) or regular salt
    • 3 teaspoons turmeric powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
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      I like the Pasta Roni angle hair pasta with tuna. Cooks in 5 minutes, throw the tuna in the last minute, delicious!

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      I did the most half-assed version of this for lunch the other day. Leftover half box of Kraft Mac, a can of tuna that was in the fridge, and a little tangy BBQ sauce, I think McD’s brand. It was… passable. I think my stomach was okay with it. I’m still alive and not on the toilet.

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      1 blue box Mac, finished + 1 ramen pack, finished = ‘Hate Pot’ cause you’ll hate how much you like it.

      Can be some dishes though, feeds two in a sitting, double to feed four, grab a fork and gather round the combination. Soul food for 90s latchkey kids

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    Open faced sandwiches (smørbrød/smørrebrød/smörgås) - slice of bread or toast, butter and some topping.

    Very nearly as no-effort is boiling or frying an egg. Very nearly as no-effort as that is a scramble or omelette. Grilled cheese sandwich. Pasta with butter (sauce), garlic and/or chili oil. Baguette/sub/hoagie kind of thing as an upgrade on the sandwich - they sell “half-baked” ones that keep for a good while. Bacon and eggs, carbs optional.

    A basic stir fry or meat-in-pan-sauce are still easy. Get whatever equipment makes your preferred foods (or healthy eating) easier.

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    “Every Day Dal” from Curries Without Worries 1 cup split red lentils Tbl ghee or butter 1-2 dried red chilies Tbs tumeric Tbs cumin 1-3 Tbs salt (to taste) 1 Tbs each minced ginger and garlic 5 cups water

    Put in large pot bring to boil simmer 35+/- min stir it you want

    Feeds 6-8 people & nice w rice

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    or just cut down a piece of cheese and put it in a bread

    You can’t just disrespect Germany like that…

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    Lazy Chicken

    1. Pour about a centimeter white rice in a baking dish. I prefer something a 20x30cm tempered glass one, but I’m sure you can use whatever.
    2. Add frozen vegetables on top.
    3. Dissolve a chicken broth cube hot or boiling water, pour into dish, add water to a bit above the rice.
    4. Place frozen chicken legs on top, or whatever other frozen chicken pieces you’d like.
    5. Generously season chicken.
    6. Stick in oven for about an hour at 200°C.

    You might need to add boiling water while it’s cooking, but after making it a couple times you’ll know about how much water is needed from the start.

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    • Turn on your oven at 200c, ballpark
    • Trim any excess skin you don’t wanna eat off of a bunch of chicken thighs
    • Chuck the thighs in a baking sheet skin up
    • Wash some potatoes and cut em into wedges. You can peel em if you want
    • Chuck em in the baking sheet with the chicken
    • Sprinkle on some salt, and a bunch of other spices that work with chicken and/or potatoes. Garlic powder, pepper, paprika, fuckin dry basil or whatever, idk. Try to get it on both sides of the chicken but if you CBA just get it on the skin side
    • Drizzle some sunflower or olive oil all over everything. Just a bit is fine
    • Put the baking sheet in the oven. Doesn’t matter if the oven isn’t fully heated, it’s fine
    • Come back in like 1h and check if the chicken’s done. Come back every 10 min after that until it is
    • Once it’s cooked, you might turn on the fan to crisp up the skin and the potatoes a little more, or maybe not, whatever

    It’s gonna be the most 7.5/10 dinner but it’s like 5 min prep, it reheats fine, and you can walk away and shower or take a nap. You can wash the baking sheet tomorrow, who cares? It was the first ‘recipe’ I learned how to cook in college, and it’s still my go-to lazy weekday recipe.

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      This is called a tray bake, and it’s great. I recommend chucking some (chopped) vegetables in with it: tomatoes on the vine, carrots, broccoli, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, onion, garlic… Limitless possibilities.

      You can also do this with salmon (gotta be a bit more careful with timing on that). Or bacon. Or do sweet potato, or pumpkin.

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        All of this is true, the chicken and potato is just the lazy version. Lots of different vegetables can be added to this but the cooking time gets tricky because a lot of stuff cooks at different rates.

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      Avocado oil is better for you than sunflower oil. It has a high smoke point too so is my oil of choice for heat. Olive oil for cold uses only.

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        I’ve never even seen avocado oil but olive oil is perfectly good for cooking, just don’t fry anything in it.

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          I’ve smoked it too many times in a hot pan, not worth the risk. It’s probably OK in baked dishes that don’t get as hot as pan fried dishes.

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            Yeah like I said, it’s no good for frying, but for baking it’s fine, and it can be added to hot dishes late too.