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Menu plan for cooking with a broken arm / with one arm

21 Apr

This menu plan is on the request of my sister who has broken her wrist and finds it really hard to cope with day to day tasks.  Well with one arm you can’t do very much cooking.  You can’t open tins. You can’t chop, you can’t knead, you can’t even scrub the pan afterwards. You can’t open plastic tubs.

The best discussion on the topic of broken-arm cooking is here.  I’ve got a few ideas from them down here. Most importantly, take liquid nutrition supplement sachets or Berocca.

1. Chicken adobo with rice and pre-cut veg

2. Rice and dal with baby leaf spinach

3. Pre-roasted chicken drumsticks and naan with trimmed French beans and yogurt

4. Fresh egg penne (take out of water with a slotted spoon) with oil, garlic paste, cherry tomatoes and Finest mozzarella balls

5. Pre-cut stir-fry veg with marinated tofu and egg noodles

6. Baked  potatoes with sugar snap peas, pancetta pieces and pre-cooked lentils

7. Black pudding slices with rice and baby corn


  • chicken pieces
  • vinegar
  • bay leaf
  • peppercorns
  • stir-fry vegetables
  • rice


  • red split lentils
  • turmeric
  • cloves
  • cardamom pods
  • cinnamon
  • garlic paste
  • rice
  • baby leaf spinach


  • roast chicken drumsticks
  • naan
  • trimmed French beans
  • yogurt


  • Fresh egg penne
  • garlic paste
  • mozzarella di bufala campana bocconcini
  • baby leaf spinach


  • stir fry vegetables
  • marinated tofu
  • egg noodles or udon


  • potatoes
  • sugar snap peas
  • pancetta cubes
  • pre-cooked lentils


  • black pudding slices
  • rice
  • baby corn