Ex-gf was "allergic" to so many things, so limited ingredient cooking is something i have some experience with.
Braised Chicken with Sauted Asparagus. Serves 4
1) Whole Chicken Cut in to pieces.
4) Tbsp Olive Oil
2) Tbsp Butter
1 1/4)Cup water (if they allow stock then by all means use stock)
Garlic(how ever much you feel is necessary I used 2 crushed cloves)
Salt and Pepper
Either Rosemary or Thyme for herbs
Heat the oil in an electric skillet until hot. Season the chicken, then fry until golden brown. Add the herbs, garlic, butter, and water to the skillet. Reduce the heat to low, partially cover the skillet, and braise until the chicken is tender, 30-40 minutes. Turn the chicken about halfway through
1) Bunch asparagus, approx 1lb
2) Tbsp Olive Oil
1) Tbsp water
1) clove garlic, peel and halved
In a large saute pan, high, add asparagus, olive oil, water, and garlic. Cook for about 2-3minutes uncovered. Toss, cover the pan and cook for 1 minute. Toss. Cover and cook until tender with a little browning, 4-5 min. Salt and Pepper to taste.
If you get lemon/lemon zest as freebie definately throw some in with the asparagus as it really helps brighten it up(though lemon pepper seasoning technically could be called a spice so i wonder if that could substitute with out tasting like horrible.)
This is more than likely going to end up being my dinner tonight now that I think about it.