Cooking in Quarantine: 5 Easy and Delicious Recipes
There’s no denying that life feels pretty uncertain and unnerving at the moment. Experiencing a pandemic is a big deal! But while Mother Nature puts us on a time out, there is something we can do to find comfort and fun while also helping the environment at the same time – cooking! We all still need to eat, and whether you’re just learning how to cook, are brushing up on your culinary skills or want to adopt some more vegetarian recipes into your meals, we’re here to help with cooking in quarantine. Here are 5 easy and delicious recipes to try out.
These pancakes are so delicious and easy to make, anyone can do them in a matter of minutes. Plus, they’re actually good for you! They only need 5 basic ingredients which many of us likely already have on hand: eggs, bananas, oats, baking powder, salt. That’s it. Top them with your favourite fruit and maple syrup and we guarantee they’ll be your new go-to breakfast staple.
Full of flavour, protein, and plenty of nutrients, these burritos are easy, comforting and delicious. You can use eggs or if you’re going vegan, you can use a can of chickpeas instead (also a good option if you just need to use up those cans!) It’s so satisfying for breakfast or lunch!
You can add whatever veggies you like or need to get rid of when cooking up a stir fry. When it comes to the sauce, there are many different versions that you can make. For this recipe, the main staple ingredients that you’ll need are peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, lime and sriracha. It tastes as amazing as it sounds!
Who doesn’t love pasta? It’s so satisfying, no matter how you make it. But hands down, one of the best versions is a creamy, rose sauce. It’s a perfect balance. And the best part about this recipe is you don’t need any actual cream. A little plant-based milk and hummus do the trick. Once again, you can use whatever vegetables you need to use up if you don’t have all these on hand. The only ingredient you may not have here is nutritional yeast. It’s widely used in vegan/veggie recipes since it contains protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It also adds a slight salty mac and cheese-like flavour to dishes. But if you don’t have it, then skip it and use some extra salt or real cheese if you prefer.
With the weather warming up, it’s almost time to fire up the BBQ if you haven’t already. And burgers are always a favourite staple during the summer. These bean and oat burgers are super tasty, especially once you add your favourite toppings and some Cajun mayo. It also holds up well unlike other veggie burger recipes.
Living in quarantine can be tough. But it’s important to do what we can to keep our spirits up, to find distractions and fun throughout each day, and to use this time to treat our body and environment better in any way that we can. If you’re looking to buy or sell in this time we at the RE/MAX Affiliates Geoff & Bobbie McGowan Team can help, please feel free to reach out to any member of our team for all your real estate questions.