Things I Can Do One-Handed Part II

by Rachel on April 7, 2011

My wrist is feeling better, but isn’t back to 100 percent yet. I may still be wearing my super cool brace, but it’s not stopping me from cooking more #recipesthatgetyouwifed.

The BBQ chicken burger recipe comes courtesy of Mrs. How Sweet and was a perfect fast and easy dinner on Tuesday night after Eric and I went to spin class. (Which I can also do one-handed. Sort of. The thing about working out with a bum hand is that you can’t use your arms to support you as much. So everything becomes much harder workout for your legs and abs.) I took a few shortcuts (no carmelized onions this time around) because I was ready to gnaw my other arm off due to my post-spin hunger, but they were still delicious.

Foodbuzz sent some of its publishers Nature’s Pride new flax bread to try, so I decided to use it to make The Pioneer Woman’s grilled chicken and roasted red pepper panini. (Well, a shortcutted version of her panini. I used leftover grilled chicken and bottled sun-dried tomato pesto and roasted red peppers.) I was already a big fan of Nature’s Pride bread from my past experiences turning it into garlic bread soup and garlic bread croutons and healthy mac & cheese, and turning it into a panini was another win. The bread aisle can be a nightmare if you’re trying to eat healthy, but I know I can grab anything from Nature’s Pride without having to block the flow of grocery store traffic while I read ingredients.

As I said last week, all I bought was a doughnut pan when I first went shopping for the apartment. I put it to use on Saturday morning making these beauties from the Eat, Live, Run glazed cake doughnut recipe. They were so unbelievably fast and easy to make! Oh, and they are baked, so they are relatively healthy too! I recommend forgoing glaze and sprinkles on half the batch and instead rolling them in melted butter and then cinnamon and sugar. You won’t be sorry. And if you don’t have yourself a doughnut pan yet, you can get one at Crate & Barrel or hit up Amazon.

I’ll be very happy when all of my extremities are working again. Right now, most of my pain is actually coming from my elbow and I’m now wondering if a bad slam to my funny bone last month (yeah…hurricane moment) caused all these problems. I need to go back to the doctor to find out. Until then, I’m just sticking with my brace and trying to type/text/work out/give HJs as little as possible.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dori April 7, 2011 at 8:30 am

That doughnut looks so pretty and so mouth-watering! If I come visit, that is another thing you will have to make me.

LLOL: “type/text/work out/give HJs as little as possible.”

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2 [SMASH] at Sweat. Style. Swoon. April 7, 2011 at 8:48 am

Great last sentence. :) All those recipes look really good!

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3 Ashley Sweeney April 7, 2011 at 8:48 am

Rachel – your articles have become a favorite of mine to read! Keep up the good work – and I think you should be avoiding HJs all together, considering. Hope you feel better!

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4 Rachel April 7, 2011 at 9:27 am

HA…good point.

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5 Ashley Breton April 7, 2011 at 9:22 am

Those donuts look deliiiiicious!!!!

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6 Melissa April 7, 2011 at 9:30 am

Could this be a new series? How to get wifed one-handed???

I love that you have actually made the recipes I’m coveting out in blog world right now. Nice follow through! :)

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7 Rachel April 7, 2011 at 10:52 am

Well, let’s hope my left hand starts working again before someone tries to actually put a ring on it!

And yeah, I totally go to my Reader when it’s time to think about dinner! I haven’t opened a cookbook in a while!!

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8 Kim April 7, 2011 at 11:36 am

I’m currently one handed too! I spilled phenol on my arm at work and gave myself secondary burns on a good portion of my arm.

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9 Rachel April 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

eek! That sounds so painful!

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10 Hannah April 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

Dang that stuff all looks delicious! And being able to cook it all one handed? I’m not sure if I have the skills to cook with two hands, let alone one hand.
Hope your arm gets better!

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11 Jessica @ How Sweet April 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Glad you guys liked the burgers! Wish you would cook me one one-handed.

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12 marie April 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm

LIKE A G6????

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13 poeticruse April 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Until then, I’m just sticking with my brace and trying to type/text/work out/give HJs as little as possible.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Slow down a minute there! Did you clear this with Eric? I mean, he might really miss getting text messages!

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14 Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher April 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Huh, glad to see your injury isn’t keep you from your greedy!

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15 Caitlin April 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

You can cook more with one hand than I could with four.

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16 Taylor @ Delish World April 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Haha, I knew a comment about HJ’s was coming when you started talking about only having one hand. Hilar.

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17 cassie April 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

if that’s what you can make with one hand… i’m scared of you in the kitchen when you have two fully functioning hands :-)the doughnut looks so delish…

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18 Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) April 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

that burger looks sooo awesome

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19 Vivien @ The Eclectic Life April 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

you are more impressive in the kitchen with one hand than i am with two. hope you feel better soon!

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