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I started with a Paleo pancake recipe and started modifying it on the fly between batches, mainly to give it more body. The final recipe ended up...pretty heavily modified. :D

I ended up using:

2 eggs
3 bananas
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup oat bran
2 tbsp psyllium fiber
3 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of cinnamon

  • Mix the psyllium with the water and let the mixture sit for a few moments to thicken

  • Mash the bananas in a bowl

  • Add all the other ingredients to the bowl, including the psyllium-water mixture

  • Mix them all together

  • Cook in a frying pan like normal pancake mix
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I got the base recipe from here, and modified it a little bit with inspiration from here. I was making it up a bit as I went along, because it seemed like a fairly idiot-proof recipe, and indeed the results were pretty satisfactory!

What I ended up using:

2 eggs
3 tbsp psyllium fiber (husks)
5 tbsp water
3 tbsp Greek yogurt
2 tsp muscovado sugar
2 tsp maple syrup
3 tsp baking powder
1 banana

  • Mix together all ingredients, except the banana, in a bowl.

  • Grate banana into the bowl, then mix it thoroughly in. (You could probably mash the banana instead of grating it; I made a judgment call by grating, but this IS tagged "cooking by dummies.")

  • Pour the mixture into a greased muffin tin, filling each indentation about 3/4 to 4/5 of the way.

  • Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes at 350F.

Ta-da! You have what essentially tastes like very soft banana bread muffins. (The texture is not quite like normal bread/muffins, but the taste is pretty much banana bread.)

I look forward to experimenting more with this recipe with more inspirations from that second link, like using applesauce or rolled oats or quinoa.
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Just ideated and then tried this. It is indeed delicious and a perfectly acceptable substitute for a traditional grilled cheese sandwich. :D

2 pieces of flat bread
~4 slices of Quickmelt cheese

1) toast bread in toaster
2) arrange cheese slices as sandwich filling between the toasted pieces of bread
3) microwave the sandwich for ~15 seconds

Voila! Warm melty cheese and toasted bread sandwich, a.k.a. a very close approximation of a grilled cheese sandwich, with no butter, no grill, and no trouble at all. :D
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Recipe from The Sexy Chef Cookbook, using cauliflower as a rice substitute.

It came out less-than-perfect in my opinion--edible, but could be greatly improved now that I've cooked it once and I have a better idea of what I'm doing, what the process is, how the ingredients go together--so I'll hold off on posting the recipe until I've made a version I'm more satisfied with.

(I will post a pic, though:)
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Recipe from here, but using ham instead of bacon (since that's what we had in the fridge).

6 pcs sliced ham
6 eggs
muffin tin
olive oil

  • Preheat oven to 350.

  • Lightly grease muffin tin with olive oil.

  • Tear a piece of ham in half. Arrange the halves so they're lining one of the muffin tin's depressions. Repeat five more times.

  • Crack an egg into each ham-lined cup.

  • Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

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A recipe developed by my mom. She gave no exact quantities so I was guessing at proportions, etc., but it turned out delicious anyway!

Chicken thigh
Olive Oil

  • Slice chicken thigh into thin pieces

  • Mix pepper, salt & turmeric on plate

  • Coat chicken on both sides w/ mixture

  • Heat oil in frying pan

  • Fry thigh pieces
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recipe taken from here and slightly modified.

1 lb lean ground beef
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper (to taste)
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
Quickmelt cheese, grated
6 (6 inch) flour tortillas (fajita size, about 6-inch)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Heat a tablespoon or so of Olive Oil in skillet and add garlic and onion. Saute for a minute or two.

  • Add ground beef and cook until browned; Drain.

  • Stir in seasonings and tomato sauce over medium heat; Add refried beans and mix thoroughly.

  • Generously spoon beef and bean mixture into floured tortillas, sprinkle with cheese, roll up and place seam side down in a lightly greased 8" x 8" square casserole dish.

  • Spread any remaining filling on top and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.

  • Serve with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, etc.

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