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Hey you guys... I'm a vegeterian bachelor. Can you guys please help!?<br><br>
Here's my problem<br><br>
- I have no stove ( I live in a studio) so all i have is a microwave and Crock-pot.<br><br>
Does anyone know where i can get some cheap crock pot recipes?<br>
What foods do you suggest i buy that will be a complete vegeterian diet?<br><br>
im 5'11, 170 lbs, athletic fit.<br><br>
Thanks in advance :-D<br><br>
P.S. I Also have a lil fridge.
 

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I would say google search works best. I get a few recipes from here, vegweb, allrecpies or even foodnetwork. Simplest thing would be like soups or chilli.
 

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Definitely check out allrecipes.com! Its free, and there is a great vegetarian section! You can also do a quick google search for vegetarian crock pot recipes, and you will get tons of hits!<br><br>
Do you have or can you get a hot plate? That might really help, because then you can throw together an easy stir fry! And does your little fridge have a freezer? I would stock up on cheap frozen veggies.
 

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Hey you guys... I'm a vegeterian bachelor. Can you guys please help!?<br><br>
Here's my problem<br><br>
- I have no stove ( I live in a studio) so all i have is a microwave and Crock-pot.<br><br>
Does anyone know where i can get some cheap crock pot recipes?<br>
What foods do you suggest i buy that will be a complete vegeterian diet?<br><br>
im 5'11, 170 lbs, athletic fit.<br><br>
Thanks in advance :-D<br><br>
P.S. I Also have a lil fridge.</div>
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I have a small 3-cup Zojirushi rice cooker that I couldn't live without. I put a variety of grains, beans, lentils, and veggies in it and it makes two hot meals and keeps them warm with little effort.
 

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Here are some of my favorite crock-pot recipes:<br><br>
Chili:<br><a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=33672.0" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=33672.0</a><br><br>
Pot Pie:<br><a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=33341.0" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=33341.0</a><br><br>
Lentil Soup:<br><a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=35194.0" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=35194.0</a><br><br>
There are oodles more out there, but I make these fairly regularly. As far as the chili goes I don't even bother with Boca crumbles or anything, but I add chopped mushrooms instead since it's cheaper that way.
 

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Chili! Chili! Chili!<br><br>
Never met a chili recipe that wasn't crockpotable.<br><br>
Here's one of my faves. I always use bulgur and swap a different bean for the kidneys: <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=tsSPQzjZwokC&pg=PA205&lpg=PA205&dq=vegan+pantry+chili+robertson&source=bl&ots=a2fAJmAGTX&sig=w38vaVDx_iOCBKaazLF44BYGSnY&hl=en&ei=darBTt-SN4SisQLntem5BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false" target="_blank">http://books.google.com/books?id=tsS...page&q&f=false</a><br><br>
Robertson has published this in a couple books. I highly recommend <i>Vegan Unplugged</i>. Lots of recipes specifically designed for situations similar to yours, with minimal equipment and refrigeration availability.
 

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I worked and lived in a truck for many years and did most all of my own cooking. I used a toaster-oven far more than the microwave. I'm rather a fan of crispy foods. I think of a microwave as a "wet cooker."
 

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Chili! Chili! Chili!<br><br>
Never met a chili recipe that wasn't crockpotable.<br><br>
Here's one of my faves. I always use bulgur and swap a different bean for the kidneys: <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=tsSPQzjZwokC&pg=PA205&lpg=PA205&dq=vegan+pantry+chili+robertson&source=bl&ots=a2fAJmAGTX&sig=w38vaVDx_iOCBKaazLF44BYGSnY&hl=en&ei=darBTt-SN4SisQLntem5BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false" target="_blank">http://books.google.com/books?id=tsS...page&q&f=false</a><br><br>
Robertson has published this in a couple books. I highly recommend <i>Vegan Unplugged</i>. Lots of recipes specifically designed for situations similar to yours, with minimal equipment and refrigeration availability.</div>
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Oh, I like the look of that Vegan Unplugged! I just put it on my amazon wish list <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Wow thanks you guys... I will definately check on those chilli recipes.. Im going to the store to get the ingredients right now
 

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I worked and lived in a truck for many years and did most all of my own cooking. I used a toaster-oven far more than the microwave. I'm rather a fan of crispy foods. I think of a microwave as a "wet cooker."</div>
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Beat me to it. I have a full kitchen, but I use the toaster oven more often than the stove, oven, or microwave. Just big enough to fit a single meal - even if it is just warming up frozen veggie burgers and tater tots.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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I've found pretty much any soup or stew recipe works well in the slow cooker -- though if it includes things like pasta or rice, it's best to cook it separate and then add it in before you eat it.
 

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Can you have a single eye burner? they are kinda dangerous if you dont turn them off but if you had one, then you expand your options. (Gives you the ability to cook some stir frys and Boil some noodles then add some sauce, maybe a quesadilla) I got one a couple years ago for like 15 bucks from Walgreens.<br><br>
A toaster oven would at least expand your cooking ideas as well.... (Bagel pizzas, sweet potato fries, pretty much anything that would go in a oven but on a very tiny scale <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
You can get a rice cooker as well maybe?<br><br>
With a microwave though, all the morning star/burrito stuff is up for grabs, but i wouldn't want to eat that stuff long term.<br><br>
I mainly only use to my crockpot for Boiled Peanuts, but I think next time Ill cook my chili in it, even though I usually do it stove top. You could probably cook any type of soup in a crock pot as well.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Psa1mist9</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3036824"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hey you guys... I'm a vegeterian bachelor. Can you guys please help!?<br><br>
Here's my problem<br><br>
- I have no stove ( I live in a studio) so all i have is a microwave and Crock-pot.<br><br>
Does anyone know where i can get some cheap crock pot recipes?<br>
What foods do you suggest i buy that will be a complete vegeterian diet?<br><br><i><b>im 5'11, 170 lbs, athletic fit.</b></i><br><br>
Thanks in advance :-D<br><br>
P.S. I Also have a lil fridge.</div>
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Just out of curiousity, what does your build, height, and weight have to do with living without a stove?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":huh:">
 

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Just out of curiousity, what does your build, height, and weight have to do with living without a stove?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":huh:"></div>
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Perhaps a clue to what types of food he wants to be eating..ie healthy, high protein,.etc? just a guess :)<br><br>
I think you can use a crock pot for cooking rice too right? This is a very asian dish, but I LURVE it:<br><br>
1 cup of brown rice<br>
handful of re-hydrated, thinly sliced, chinese ****ake mushrooms (it aint a dirty word there; but the censor thinks I'm talking about poo)<br>
handful of re-hydrated, thinly sliced black fungus (yup..getting right into the asian aisle at your local supermarket)<br>
1/2 cup of cooked beans<br>
1-2 cloves of minced garlic<br>
juice from 1 tbs of ginger<br>
2 cups of veggie stock<br>
1/2 cup of water<br><br>
Put it in the pot, bring it to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook covered until the rice is done. About 35-40 minutes. Season with some sesame oil (v important) and soy sauce. This makes 2-3 servings, depending on your appetite.
 

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Oh oh! You can make vegan lasagna in a crock pot/slow cooker! I've done it, it's goooooood <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br>
Which leads me to believe that you could probably make spaghetti, too... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/idea2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":idea:">
 

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I get a ton of ideas on skinny crockpot dot com. Its not all veg but I modify based on the ideas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I made the green lentil soup most recently from there I admit it needs veggies(and/or potatoes) so next time I plan to add those. I already throw together my own scratch(never from a recipe) chili. Both from canned beans and dry beans. Most recently I cooked dry beans removed half and added canned tomatoes and the seasonings. I would have added jalapenos and chiles if I had them but that is beauty of chili you can change it up all the time or go with what you DO have.<br><br>
Crock pots, microwaves and electric skillets is primarily what I use. Our stove/oven is gas(propane) powered and it runs out faster if its used so I avoid it save it for the rare pizza night. Just saying you can get by without a stove.<br><br>
Oh and look around you can find a electric burner(not just a hot plate style one) for around $20 and can boil water for pastas etc. I have also seen a contraption for about 5-10 for cooking noodles via microwave. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> It was at CVS.
 

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What foods do you suggest i buy that will be a complete vegeterian diet?<br></div>
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If I had to live without a stove, a large bottle of Absolut would cover it for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Well, I think it will be more better that if you keep a small gas stove in your studio. I don't<br>
think so that its difficult a lot.<br>
Don't rely on any other un natural stuff. regards<br><a href="http://myvipfitness.com/10-questions-to-ask-prospective-oakland-county-health-clubs/" target="_blank">Oakland County health</a>
 

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I ditto everyone that said lentils. There are so many different varieties (especially if you're near an international market) and you can play around with different spices - curry/cumin for an indian flare, taco seasoning/salsa for a mexican dish, etc. Even the vegetables you can throw in from tomatoes to spinach can change the flavorings. Google the various combinations and you'll come up with a ton of recipes.<br><br>
Head to your library, I found that ours has a ton of vegetarian cookbooks. If you're looking for one in particular, you can do an inter-library loan. (Not sure if anyone mentioned it but there is a great cookbook: Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow-Cooker that may help you out.)<br><br>
And, finally, if you can get a toaster oven, you'll be golden - you can roast root vegetables to throw in with your pasta. Roast garlic to spread on bread. The possibilities are endless and you'd be able to expand your options a little bit.<br><br>
I mostly use my microwave for re-heating, but one of my favorite things to do is cook sweet potatoes in it, then heat up some beans. Then I scrape out the sweet potatoes, add beans and then roll them in a whole wheat tortilla with some Cholula hot sauce. Throw in some vegan cheese (or goat cheese if vegetarian) and it's a great dinner, lunch or, heck, I've eaten it for breakfast.
 
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