Home Cooking 13

Kitchen Limitation Challenge!

gothgimpbadcooking | May 15, 201207:57 PM

My husband and I opened our own movie theatre a couple of months ago. We have a small kitchen where we make fantastic pizzas, pressed sandwiches, nachos and other movie theatre snacks delivered seatside.

We are here at the cinema alllllll the time, and since opening the doors our nutrition has gone in the toilet. I would estimate my diet is roughly 65% pizza at this point. Fresh, phenomenal pizza but... our bodies are starting to rebel.

When we feel our healthiest we eat a lot of vegetables, whole grains, as little processed food as possible and nearly no meat or dairy. Yesterday I had the first chance to cook at home in weeks and I made black eyed peas with rice and sauteed greens with a salad. That's our kind of meal.

I want to do my own kind of pantry challenge: a cook only in the movie theatre challenge. Tonight I made a delicious roasted vegetable and kimchi rice bowl. I have a feeling a lot of roasted veggie dishes will be ideal because of our pizza oven, so I'm open to suggestions. Here is all the equipment I have to work with:

two deck pizza oven (one always set at 500 degrees, can set the other deck as needed)
rice cooker (brought from home)
panini press
hot dog steamer
crockpot (often is cooking boiled peanuts for the concession stand, but can be hijacked as needed)
food processor
immersion blender

The cool thing is I have loads of counter space, cutting boards, and an industrial three compartment sink. However, I'm getting hung up on not having a range. We do have a hot plate but it is kind of a pain.

So.... with these limitations.... what would you cook for dinner? Focus is on easy, and fresh. A farmer's market is a short distance away and we are working way too hard for anything really fancy or that requires a ton of planning

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