With the whole family home and work schedules busier than ever, the last thing many of us want to do is prepare and cook a meal at the end of a long day. To make matters worse, it seems that quarantine has inspired an upsurge in cravings for comfort food, leaving many of us to resort to labor-intensive dishes. If you feel like you’ve been operating your very own at-home restaurant since quarantine- look no further! We’ve got you covered with some tasty one-pot dishes:
Frittatas are the epitome of one-pot breakfast dishes. This Spring Frittata from Minimalist Baker is the perfect combination of spring ingredients and flavors. Saute the toppings of your choice, top with eggs, and throw in the oven and viola! You’ve got a beautiful egg dish that will please everyone.
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The perfect meal for those leftover veggies you’ve got lying around in the fridge. Roast up just about any veggies of your choice- squash, carrots, or cabbage with some aromatic onions and garlic. About halfway through, toss in halloumi (a feta-like salty cheese) and pita chips for a last round in the oven.
A fresh all in one noodle dish. No special noodles required- you can use spaghetti! Toss in vegetables like carrots, cabbage, and green onions before coating in a savory peanut sauce.
What’s more comforting than a warm bowl of chili? Not to mention, you can prep a large batch and freeze for later (future you will be so grateful). "We are not Martha" has a great sweet potato and bean chili recipe that can even be doctor’d up with some of those leftover veggies!
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It seems like the piles of trash and waste is absolutely endless due to a rise in cooking at home during this quarantine. With today being “Learn About Composting Day”, I simply cannot think of a better time to learn how to utilize kitchen scraps. Finding alternatives to combat the sheer amount of waste that we produce is actually quite easier than some might think. If you are wanting to take the plunge into the world of composting and/or reducing your kitchen waste, here are a few simply ways you can spearhead the process:
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