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    I bought an old house with an old kitchen. The oven had to go as it was almost a health hazard in itself. Now, due to various circumstances my remodel is at a standstill and may be so for many more months to come.


    I'm throwing this out there to get some recipe ideas. I have at my disposal a microwave, a toaster oven, and a single-burner hot plate. Now that I see that in writing, it doesn't seem so bad. I have a crock pot as well. Hmm... aside from having only one burner to cook on and a limit of about a 1qt casserole in the "oven", I guess I could be in worse shape.


    Still, if anyone has some primal recipe ideas for the minimalist kitchen I'm all ears.


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    It seems to me you can cook pretty well with all that, especially since you have the crock pot.


    For fun, though, you might consider getting a solar oven, from Sun Ovens International.


    http://www.sunoven.com/


    I have one of these things. It works fantastically well. In the spring, summer, and fall, in sunny weather you can cook food very easily. It's kind of a self-sufficiency tool also, if the grid goes out. You could even boil water with it, to make it safe to drink.


    It costs a bit, but it will last for years and years.

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      You could use your single burner to cook up the meat, whilst steaming your veggies in a pot in the microwave?

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        I know you can cook a whole chicken in a crock pot! You might do a little googling for crockpot meals. You can also do the Asian layered steaming thing and steam fish or chicken on one layer and veggies above.

        http://www.ehow.com/way_5232041_stea...ing-times.html

        http://www.prettyinprimal.blogspot.com

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          Good idea about the microwave. For some reason I never think of it as being an actual cooking implement. I mostly use it for heating up a cup of coffee or tea that went cold.


          And while I don't think a sun oven is in my future, it did remind me that I can always grill outside as well.


          I may find that when this is all done I don't even need a new stove/oven. Umm... that may be stretching it.


          Thanks for the kickstart though. I think I just needed a boost as I was getting a bit depressed looking at the mess that is my kitchen.

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            I love my crockpot. I'll bet we have one each of beef or pork roast every week. I make enough for supper, nibbles and lunch the next day.

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