10 Recipes To Try This Week

10 Easy Recipes

It’s hard to figure out what kind of content to be posting during these strange times, so I asked you guys on Instagram what you wanted to see. The top answer, by far, was recipes. As I play around in the kitchen, I’ll share recipe wins in the coming weeks, but for now, here are 10 great recipes for you to get started. Including what I made for dinner last night, some other tried and true favorites and a few that are on my list.

For more recipe inspo, check out my recipe page.

Vegetarian Bean Chili with Fritos (Bon Appetit): I made this last night for dinner because I was craving something hearty and home-cooked and we happened to have all of the ingredients. Just because we’re in quarantine doesn’t mean we have to give up on March’s sustainability challenge of eating less meat. We swapped in regular tortilla chips for the Fritos and I added black beans for some extra texture but kept the rest of the recipe the same.

Mark Bittman’s No-Knead Bread (NY Times): If you’ve ever wanted to bake bread, now is the time. We are all home with nothing but time on our hands and it’s a lot easier than you think. You can read about my first foray into bread-baking here. I tried again yesterday with this quickie recipe and it came out pretty good but definitely not as great as the Bittman recipe.

White Chicken Chili (Lemon Stripes): This is one of my favorite chili recipes and it never disappoints. I will definitely be making it in the next week or two for our one meat dish for the week. If you’re looking for a more traditional chili recipe, this recipe is kind of my pride and joy.

Kimchi-Fried Grains (Bon Appetit): I’ve had this bookmarked for a while now and plan to make it while in quarantine because it’s easy to eat heated up for lunch with a fried egg on top. I find myself wanting something quick but filling for lunch these days and this will do the trick. Also that photo makes my mouth water.

Escarole with Italian sausage and white beans (Epicurious): Over the holidays we went to a dinner party where they served this stew-like dish and I came home and made it a few days later. For how simple it is, the flavor is shockingly intense. This would be great for an at-home date night.

My Dad’s Famous Lasagna (Lemon Stripes): I mean, you really can’t go wrong here. Everyone loves it. Even kids! We usually save this one for birthdays and dinner parties but whenever we’re able to get groceries again, I’ll be making a batch for the fam.

Milk Bar B’Day Truffles (Milk Bar): I’ve always wanted to make these at home. If not now, then when? If anyone knows of a slightly healthier version, send them my way.

Otsu (Lemon Stripes): This is another great make-ahead dish that you can heat up for lunch. It’s a go-to in my family and a very underrated recipe. My mouth waters whenever I think about it!

Taquitos (DesignLoveFest): Yum. These just look so tasty and not too hard to make. They’re on our list!

Power Butter (Lemon Stripes): Remember this from a few months ago? Make a batch for all-day snacking. This stuff is sweet and delicious and a great way to get some extra nutrients into your kiddos too!

Share your top-notch go-to recipe below! I’ll take all the help I can get over here.

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  1. EM said:


    Iowa Girl Eats recipe for a homemade version of Hamburger Helper. (Ground beef and cheese can easily be frozen and pulled out of the freezer, and pasta is a cupboard staple.) I tweak the seasonings and instead of the paprika I use taco or fajita seasoning to spice it up.

    3.24.20 · Reply
  2. Ashley said:

    My husband and I love to cook – thank you for the inspiration!

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  3. Elle said:

    Did you have to leave your house while you are sick to buy the ingredients to make these recipes?

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    • Julia said:

      Of course not! We had friends bring us groceries and leave them on our stoop.

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  4. Cait said:

    Would a ceramic dutch oven work for this?
    “Put a 6- to 8-quart heavy covered pot (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex or ceramic)”

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  5. Lillie said:

    I am home with teenagers, and my son in particular is interested in learning to cook. Last night I taught him how to make spaghetti sauce.

    My sister is home with a two and four year old. She would love some ideas of what to cook with them. Could you and Amalia give us a post about that? She’s the cutest little sous chef!

    3.25.20 · Reply