Cheap and Easy Quarantine Friendly Recipes
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Cheap and Easy Quarantine Friendly Recipes

by Guest Blogger
Cheap and Easy Quarantine Friendly Recipes

The vast majority of us may be in some form of self isolation but that doesn’t mean we have to settle on cereal for dinner! (Though if that’s your jam, more power to you!) You might be scrolling through Instagram and seeing beautiful sourdough boules and drool worthy dinners - and feeling like you’re not up to the task of being the Pandemic Gourmet. This could be doubly true if you’re not that confident in the kitchen.

We’ve compiled a list of recipes that are sure to keep you nourished and satisfied during this time with a focus on common ingredients that you likely already have on hand. (Seriously, who honestly has cream of tartar just lying around?)

Remember that substitutions can be made to these recipes to suit your dietary restrictions and to make use of what you have! Your choice of protein can always be added as well. 

If you’ve gone to the shops to pick up some staples such as pasta and rice you may have noticed that many others have had the same idea. Don’t fret. Some great alternatives are potatoes, barley, quinoa, and lentils. 

The recipes have been broken up into different categories so you can easily choose based on your mood. Just mix and match to nourish your body and spirit - remember, a delicious meal can do wonders for your sense of well-being in all ways.

 

Cozy recipes for stay-at-home self-care

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

Great for both breakfast and snacks on the go; from the kitchen to the living room.

 

 Curry Lentil Soup 

Curry Lentil Soup

Can’t imagine anything better than this bowl of curry lentil soup to cozy up on the couch with and binge watch Netflix.

 

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

A classic that can be stored for future meals. 

 

Sweet Potato Fajitas 

Sweet Potato Fajitas

Baked sweet potatoes in a warm wrap, need I say more?

 

Fresh Recipes To Get Into The Spring Spirit

Mexican Quinoa

Mexican Quinoa

With only 5 ingredients, this is a perfect recipe for when you just cannot be bothered and want to eat NOW. 

 

Broccoli Cheddar Salad

Broccoli Cheddar Salad

Can’t go wrong with cheese can you?? Unless you’re lactose intolerant… then please use your favourite lactose free or vegan cheese!

 

Pesto Pasta with Peas

Pesto Pea Pasta

This recipe still feels fresh while using a combination of frozen and dry ingredients.

 

Sweets For Stress Baking Success

Cake Batter Cookies

Cake Batter Cookies

If you have a lonesome box of cake mix sitting in your pantry this is the recipe for you!

 

One Minute Microwave Mug Brownie 

Mug Brownie

Perfect for those late night cravings. 

 

Sticky Toffee Banana Bread

Sticky Toffee Banana Bread

Hop on the banana bread making train but with a twist with this recipe.


Quarantine doesn’t mean you have to turn into a Michelin chef overnight, but if you feel like switching things up we hope these recipes serve as some inspiration for you during this time! 

 

Reagan Giasson is a Vancouver based filmmaker and photographer who has been spending much more time cooking and baking than usual these days.

Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash

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