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5 Ingredient, 10 Minute Recipes

In by Katherine, The Internets on June 25 at 7:44 pm

Sorry for the dearth of posts lately!

Apartment 205 has been busy with finals, a few precious weeks of vacation, and now our full-time internships.

However, I can promise that there will be some good posts on the way.  Ahmed and I have been doing some tasty home cooking, Amy’s been exploring the gastronomic delights of San Francisco, and Deanne just arrived in Taiwan and has promised to do a few posts from abroad.

Meanwhile, my heroes at Lifehacker just introduced me to Stone Soup, a cookbook comprised entirely of recipes you can make with 5 ingredients in 10 minutes.  If that’s not the perfect remedy for someone working startup hours, I don’t know what is.

I was initially dubious that 5 ingredients could  yield anything more than a few bland and uninspired dishes, each a slight variant on the other.  Not so.  Take these butter beans with chorizo, tomato, and fried egg:

Sure, author Jules Clancy takes some pricey shortcuts, as with the pastry dough for tomato & eggplant pies, below, but for a 10-minute meal, who am I to complain?

Best of all, the Stone Soup cookbook can be accessed in a handy free .PDF download.   And if you like Ms. Clancy’s train of thought, check out the New York Times’ 101 simple summer meals ready to eat in 10 minutes or less.

  1. If you like this stuff, check out the 5 in 10 cookbook. It’s been pretty awesome to me, although some of the ingredients are a little more specialized.

    http://www.amazon.com/Five-Ten-Cookbook-Paula-Hamilton/dp/0688119271

  2. Brilliant! Ten minutes – got to check that out. And the tomato and eggplant pie sure looks good. :)

  3. Mmmmmm…. the simple recipes look great! I have SOOOO many food posts about Taiwanese food to put up. I will put them up soon… as soon as I find the time. It’s crazy busy here!

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