See? Exactly the same.
“But hey, Tom! She has readers.”
Well played, voice in my head. Well played. I can’t wait to get my hands on you. You are gonna die.
I’ve posted recipes in the past. I won’t bother linking them, though. I don’t remember what they were and besides, copy and paste is too much damn work. And I’m tired from writing an entire cook book.
Sometimes my wife cooks. Sometimes I cook. And that gave me an idea. I should lock my knowledge away in a tome.
Viola! Knowledge is served.
My wife has her ways and I have mine. For example, when my wife cooks, she’s a blinding frenzy and, when done, there are several items on the plate. Several!
Like last night. She served a delicious piece of salmon. And a side of garlic fried rice. And a cucumber salad.
That means she cooked three things! That’s like three damn meals.
Talk about overkill.
When I cook it’s a little different. The first problem is coming up with an idea. This is a major obstacle for me. But lets say I overcome and know what to do. Perhaps homemade mac and cheese. Excellent. I like the recipe in my Fannie Farmer cookbook.
I shop. I plan. I execute. Finally, dinner is served. Here’s a plate with a scoop of homemade mac and cheese.
That’s why my wife usually says something pithy like, “That’s it?”
She really knows how to grill me.
“Where’s a side? How about a vegetable? You can’t serve a one-course dinner!”
Luckily I’m the one holding the cleaver.
Since I have to cook a few times a year, this was clearly a problem. So I put some serious thought into coming up with a solution. It’s hard to think of dinner ideas and actually cooking them is even more of a pain in the ass.
I remembered the good times with my favorite cookbook of all time: A Man, A Can, A Grill. There was something about that particular cookbook that appealed to me. That book featured simple and easy recipes.
That’s when it hit me. Simplicity. Beautiful simplicity. Take it to a whole new level. I got to work and pounded out the One Ingredient Stir Fry Cook Book – and in a single session if you can believe it.
Here’s a free excerpt to whet your whistle:
Pea Stir Fry
1. Stir Fry.
If you buy the cook book you’ll find many more time-saving and delicious recipes including:
- Beef Stir Fry
- Chicken Stir Fry
- Pork Stir Fry
- Tofu Stir Fry
- Carrot Stir Fry
- Onion Stir Fry (a personal favorite)
- Broccoli Stir Fry
- Water Chestnut Stir Fry
- Bean Sprout Stir Fry
- Fish Eye Stir Fry
- Honey Stir Fry
- Molasses Stir Fry
Liver and Onions Stir Fry
- Apple Stir Fry
- Caramel Stir Fry
- Coffee Stir Fry
- Karob Stir Fry
- Marshmallow Stir Fry
I know my demographics and that’s why I wrote this book. But I also know that none of my people will ever have enough energy to actually buy and/or read it. That’s the way it works with one-ingredient cooks.
Curses. Doomed again.