7115WFH: Weekend Cooking Ideas

Weekends are reserved for taking it slow. Starting a new project. Opening up a book from your TBR pile. Trying out that recipe you bookmarked eons ago. 
For all of us on the team, attempting one new recipe each weekend is a routine that we look forward to a lot. Spending hours in the kitchen, poring over and learning a new recipe. It can be meditative, therapeutic. An adventure! 
Sometimes we look towards cookbooks for adventure ideas, but there are a plethora of great resources online right now, especially on Instagram. A lot of cooks, marooned in their homes, are getting creative in the kitchen and sharing “Quarantine friendly” recipes. You know, the kinds of recipes that are easy to execute and require being scrappy with whatever you've got in your pantry. 
Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite Quarantine cooking idea accounts that we’ve sought weekend meal inspiration from these last few weeks. Happy cooking!
ACCOUNT: @HETTYMCKINNON

Recipe to try: Potato and leek momos.

It's a fun yet easy hands-on recipe you can do with your family or housemate! Nothing quite like working with dough to release some of that stress and tension from the week. 

 

ACCOUNT: @RACHELALICERODDY

Recipe to try: Twice cooked broccoli pasta.

You'll be pleasantly surprised by this simple recipe which calls for a very minimal roll-call of ingredients. A head of broccoli, some good EVOO, garlic, chilli, cheese and pasta. 

 

ACCOUNT: @FOODINATIMEOF

Recipe to try: Roasted chicken with artichokes, olives, Meyer lemon, roasted garlic, and Sicilian oregano.

Okay, so this one needs a bit of pre-planning if you want to marinate the chicken for an extended period of time. But it's delicious and one of those "impossible to mess up" recipes. Who doesn't love a Sunday roast? 

 

ACCOUNT: @CHOPSTICKCHRONICLES

Recipe to try: Onigiri.

These Japanese rice balls make for great snacks. Shiho has a very in-depth blog post on the basics of making onigiri. If you've got rice and some canned tuna lying around then you might just want to make this your next weekend lunch.  

 

 PARTING THOUGHTS 
“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”
- Brene Brown

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