We know the fact that homemade meals are good for your health and for your pocket as well. However, with our full-day packed schedule, we hardly get enough time to spend in the kitchen and we end up ordering meals.
The good news is that you can prepare healthy and delicious homemade meals, all you need is an easy-to-follow recipe that doesn't take hours to prepare, and are on your table before you know it. We have got you the best easy to make homemade recipes that you can finish in minutes.
Whether you need a quick dinner, last-minute appetizer, side dishes or dessert, these shortcut delicious homemade recipes will get the job done in no time.
A refreshing authentic salad loaded with red onion, tomatoes, cucumber and black olives with nutritious fat feta cheese reduction. The colorful salad doesn’t need any fancy dressing as the vibrant veggies look so beautiful on their own.
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
2 large ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
½ cucumber deseeded and roughly chopped
100g/3½oz reduced fat feta cheese, drained and cut into cubes
50g/1¾oz black olives pitted and drained (in brine not oil and preferably Kalamata olives)
small handful fresh mint leaves
½ tsp dried oregano
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 wholemeal pitta bread, warmed
Servings: Serves Four
STEPS TO MAKE
Put the onion, tomatoes and cucumber in a bowl and season to taste.
Scatter the feta, olives and mint leaves on top.
Sprinkle over the oregano and toss lightly.
Drizzle over the oil and lemon juice and serve with warmed pitta bread.
An Italian classic dish, pizza is the most versatile dish that you will never get tired of eating. It is the perfect crowd pleaser and when prepared with the recipe given below, you are ready to win.
9uncooked lasagna noodles
500 gr ground beef (15-oz.)
4 diced tomatoes seasoned with salt and peppers (green and red pepper) and 1 onion, 3 garlic
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4.5-oz.)
2 1/4-oz.sliced ripe olives
2 tablespoon fresh basil for garnish
STEPS TO MAKE
In a nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. For sauce, in a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, onion, garlic, and seasonings.
Spread 1/2 cup sauce in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with three noodles and a third of the sauce, then pepperoni. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Top with three noodles and a third of the sauce. Top with mushrooms, red pepper, green onions, and beef. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and cheese. Sprinkle with olives.
Cover and bake at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until noodles are tender. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes
This tender and delicious gluten free cake is a perfect delicious summer treat that will bless your taste buds.
4 tablespoons Coconut Oil or vegetable oil
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or regular milk
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 cup Certified Gluten Free Oats
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup frozen Blackberries
1/2 cup walnut
1/2 cup raisin
1/teaspoon cinnamon powder
STEPS TO MAKE
Preheat oven to 350° F.When the coconut oil begins to melt, stir it well so the oil melts before it gets too hot.
Turn the stove off, remove the skillet from the heat and vigorously stir in the brown sugar.
Add in the milk, stirring vigorously. Then stir the two eggs in (making sure that the mix is not warm or the eggs will be cook and scramble before they've had a chance to bake in the cake). Fold in the vanilla, salt, oats, raisin, walnut baking powder, and chopped blackberries.
The obsession with Korean food is visible in America and other parts of world. Bibimbap tacos is the new favorite go-to-takeout option these days. Follow the recipe below and make Bibimbap tacos at home.
For the steak and marinade:
1 pound flank steak, uncut
1 medium-sized onion, sliced into strips
1 Asian pear; peeled, cut into chunks and puréed in a blender (should yield at least 3
tablespoons of pear purée)
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 heaping tablespoon gochujang
For the gochujang sauce:
1/4 cup gochujang
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon sesame oil + more when assembling tacos
Roasted sesame seeds
For the tacos:
6 flour tortillas, warmed
Green leaf lettuce, chopped or shredded
1 small to medium sized zucchini, julienned
Pickled radishes and carrots, julienned (store-bought or homemade)
Honey Lime Roasted Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos have the best blend of flavors that will spice your dinner. This is easily one of the best vegetarian dinner recipes.
clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes,
peeled if desired and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
4 Tbsp olive oil divided
1 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small yellow onion, diced (1 cup)
1 (14.5) oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup frozen yellow corn, thawed and drained
3 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro Corn or flour tortillas Romaine lettuce or purple cabbage, cotija or feta cheese (Monterrey or manchego would also be good), diced avocados, fresh salsa or pico de gallo and hot sauce (optional)
STEPS TO MAKE
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil then place sweet potatoes on foil. Drizzle with 3 Tbsp olive oil and toss to evenly coat.
Sprinkle evenly with cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper and season lightly with salt and pepper to taste then toss to evenly coat.
Bake in preheated oven 15 - 20 minutes until tender, removing from oven and tossing once halfway through baking.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat.
Once hot add onion and saute until caramelized (golden brown on edges and tender), about 5 - 6 minutes, adding in garlic during last 30 seconds of sauteing.
Reduce heat to medium-low, add in drained black beans, corn, honey and lime juice. Heat until warmed through. Toss in roasted sweet potatoes and cilantro.
You will be surprised to know how easy it is to make your own homemade herb crackers. You can also customize it according to your taste by adding your favorite toppings.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
3 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon salt, plus additional for top
3 tablespoons grated onion
3 tablespoons chopped mixed herbs, such as thyme and chives
1/2 cup whole milk
1 egg white, whisked
1 tablespoon seeds, such as sesame or poppy
STEPS TO MAKE
Preheat the oven to 450˚F.
Combine the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, butter and salt in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the onion, herbs, and milk; mix until just combined--do not overwork the dough.
Roll out the dough into a 1/8-inch-thick rectangle on lightly floured parchment paper. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle with the seeds and some salt.
Transfer the dough and parchment to a baking sheet and cut into 2-by-3-inch rectangles.
Bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.
Hone your cutlery skills and enrich your cooking with these delicious homemade recipes. Everything from easy breakfast to quick dinner, this list has got everything covered!
Chef Maryam Ghargharechi
Proud mom, wife, and red seal chef with a passion!
Member of WACS, CCFCC, and BC Chefs' Association.