I used to always think that making one pot dishes was the lazy way out. But once I started to live in a dorm room on campus, boy, did I realize just how wrong I was.
Swearing to myself that I would not be one of those students who lived off of take out pizza and dining hall pastas, I quickly learned that the alternative would take a whole lot of time. It was time that I just didn’t have to give. So instead of making the traditional main dish and two side dishes that I was raised on, those being a protein, a vegetable, and a starch, I tried to keep my meals to one pot each.
It’s not that I was lazy, or culinarily unevolved, but it was the fact that I didn’t have enough time to wash ten different dishes when I had a midterm and research paper due the next day. It just wasn’t logical.
So I did what i had to in order to not go insane with stress and made the transition over to one pot meals. And let me tell you something…
It was an amazing idea and I am kicking myself in the butt for not doing it sooner. In changing to one pot meals, I have learned that they are not only time saving, but they are absolutely delicious!
- Kale & Cannellini Bean Soup
- Butternut Squash Baked Risotto
- Baked Eggs with Farmhouse Cheddar and Potatoes
- 10-Minute Butternut Squash Ramen Bowl With Rice Noodles, Tofu & Fresh Pea Shoots
- Vegetarian Tikka Masala
- One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce