Blog post title: 5 ingredients, zero excuses.
We all know the old saying “less is more”, and it is true! It’s so easy to focus on true tastes by using fewer ingredients. My name is Heather and today I am going to be giving you my 5 favourite 5 ingredient recipes! I’ve tried to cover all the bases: fabulous ways with proteins; bigging up brilliant veg; making salads exciting; creating stress-free, tasty fish dishes; celebrating humble pasta; and helping you kick your rice and noodle game into action.
Not only is every recipe both quick and easy, but every single one uses just five key ingredients, cleverly combined to deliver maximum flavour, with minimum fuss. Don’t worry, all the recipes are short so you don’t get hangry! All you need is a short pantry list of – you guessed it – five staple ingredients, and you’ll be away.
Recipe 1: 5-ingredient vegan chickpea coconut curry
2 tbsp medium Indian curry paste, such as tikka masala
400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
227g can chopped tomatoes
25g/1oz creamed coconut, from a block, roughly chopped
Recipe 2: Easy sausage carbonara
150 g dried tagliatelle
3 higher-welfare sausages
½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley (15g)
1 large free-range egg
30 g Parmesan cheese
Recipe 3: Harissa chicken traybake with sweet peppers
4 mixed-colour peppers
2 red onions
1 x 1.2 kg whole free-range chicken
4 heaped teaspoons rose harissa
4 sprigs of fresh mint
Recipe 4: Chilli- Garlic Glazed Salmon
3 tablespoons chilli sauce with garlic (such as Hokan)
3 tablespoons minced green onions (about 3 green onions)
1 ½ tablespoon low-sugar orange marmalade
¾ teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
Recipe 5: 5-minute mocha pots
200g milk or dark chocolate with coffee, broken into chunks
300ml pot double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp crème fraîche
No matter how experienced we are, being reminded to stick to fewer ingredients and let simplicity and deliciousness sing out is a wonderful thing! For me, this is about getting back to basics and empowering everyone to enjoy cooking from scratch, whatever the occasion. So why not try one of these flavorful and easy to prepare recipes sometime this week?! Who can say no to speedy and healthy recipes combine fresh ingredients with pantry staples for meals you'll feel great about eating!