Or, how to cook when you can't stand up for more than a minute at a time. I make this all the time and eat it for dinner a lot. I'm not a big "foodie" so I can eat the same thing over and over again. I make enough for about 5 days at a time which means I only need cook every 5 days and heat in between. The base: brown rice frozen mixed vegetables canned spaghetti sauce eggs tinned beans or tinned chick peas * cook the brown rice in 2 cups MORE water than necessary * throw lots of frozen vegetables into watery but cooked rice * turn down heat and let veg. cook through * stir beaten eggs into hot but not boiling mixture - it thickens * add spaghetti sauce * add beans OR chick peas and heat through (Before spaghetti sauce and beans or chick peas, I remove some for the dog - if you have a dog, you must do this or the dog will be sad.) Now you add flavour. I add chilli powder (with tinned beans) for... well, chilli. or Patak Indian Curry Paste (with chick peas) for curry. Patak comes in many flavours and strengths. I like HOT! Add flax or other good oil before serving. Less with Patak as it is an oil based paste. Oil and fat carry flavour. Good fats are good for you but you don't want to cook them. Add salt and other flavours as necessary. It will be pretty dense at this point so you add water before serving to make stew or soup consistency depending on what you feel like and how much nutrition you need. You will want to add more seasoning when you dilute to soup consistency. Flavouring can be withheld until serving so you can decide what flavour you want to add to base right before you eat. But, do remove dog's portion before you add beans or peas! This is all about being able to make something nutritious when you have no money and can stand up for only a couple of minutes at a time. It's survival food. There is no chopping, no heavy mixing and nothing requires you stand for longer than a minute or two. And, you can lie down between steps. It costs almost nothing and is quite nutritious. And, your dog will enjoy it mixed with his/her kibble. with apologies to all the cooks! Koan ETA I'm so not a foodie, can you tell?