I don’t know if you live alone, with a family, with friends, in a dorm, or in a hut. All I know is that we all suffer the same tedious affliction day in and day out: dishes.

I’ve actually met people who do not cook at home, because they can’t be bothered to do dishes. To tell you the truth I was one of those. Until I discovered that my cooking skills, were actually not what were going to make me do more dishes, but the exact opposite.

You see, I discovered very early on that a lot of people (students and people away from their parents houses and living alone), will go to great lengths for a free and delicious home cooked meal. So my deal was simple, I’ll cook for you, and you clean for me.

Fast forward to today, I find myself eating alone quite a bit in my apartment, so I have to do dishes (I’m not a believer in dish washers), so what I do most of the time is cook meals that can be in one pot and eaten in one bowl.

One pot + one bowl = 1min 27 seconds to wash and dry. Happiness.

Cooking in one pot is really easy to do, the only thing you need to keep in mind is the timing, the sequencing of the ingredients, and the method of cooking. So many recipes can be done in a pot, but I’ll focus on one of my favourites: the stew. I know you are probably thinking: “here he goes again with his big white bowl of piping steaming ingredients” well if you are, shut up.

The other thing i love about stews is that you can put a large number of veggies and proteins in a pot, let them simmer beautifully and slowly together, giving you a meal with all the nutrients you may need in one convenient package.

Here is one of my favourites:

Chicken and Garbanzo Stew


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