Here’s a list of simple and delicious recipes anyone can try:
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio: Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. In a pan, heat olive oil and sauté minced garlic until golden. Add red pepper flakes and salt. Toss cooked spaghetti in the garlic oil mixture and garnish with chopped parsley.
Caprese Salad: Slice fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Arrange them on a plate, alternating between tomato and cheese slices. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic glaze, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
One-Pot Chicken and Rice: In a large pot, brown chicken pieces in olive oil. Remove the chicken and set aside. In the same pot, sauté diced onions, garlic, and vegetables of your choice (such as carrots, bell peppers) until tender. Add rinsed rice, chicken broth, and seasonings. Return the chicken to the pot, cover, and simmer until the rice is cooked and chicken is tender.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Spread butter on two slices of bread. Place sliced cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your preference) between the bread slices. Grill the sandwich in a pan over medium heat until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.
Yogurt Parfait: In a glass or bowl, layer Greek yogurt, fresh fruits (such as berries, sliced bananas), and granola. Repeat the layers and top with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Vegetable Stir-Fry: Heat oil in a wok or skillet. Add sliced vegetables (such as bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, snap peas) and stir-fry until crisp-tender. Season with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Serve over steamed rice or noodles.
Omelette: Beat eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Heat butter or oil in a non-stick skillet. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan and cook until the bottom is set. Add desired fillings (cheese, ham, mushrooms, spinach) to one side of the omelette. Fold the other side over the fillings and cook until the cheese melts.
Pasta Primavera: Cook pasta according to package instructions. In a separate pan, sauté sliced vegetables (such as zucchini, cherry tomatoes, asparagus) in olive oil until tender. Toss the cooked pasta with the vegetables, grated Parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil.
These recipes are just a starting point, and you can modify them based on your preferences and available ingredients. Enjoy cooking!