Some Easy Recipes

Cooking at home is cheap, but sometimes I want to cook something super-easy. Here are a few recipes that are hella easy!

Mushroom Alfreddo (there’s lots of variants — but this one is really easy!)

Ingredients:

4 Cups of Mushrooms (as many different ones you can find)
1 Carton of Heavy Whipped Cream
2-3 Tsp. of butter

Preparation

Slice the mushrooms into medium pieces.
Heat a non-stick pan, and put the butter on it evenly. Pour in the mushrooms and mix with the butter. The butter should coat all mushrooms — add more if necessary. Wait until the mushrooms start losing significant volume (1/2-2/3). Add the heavy whipped cream, turn down the stove to low heat, and mix. Add salt, pepper and garlic to taste, and wait until the sauce is thick enough.

This recipe is meant to be done as you’re cooking pasta in another pot. If you have a timer in the kitchen, or are good at keeping time, this is easy. Otherwise, do the pasta first. (When you’re done cooking pasta, pour water out, add a little bit of olive oil. This will give the pasta a nice taste and will stop it from sticking together.)

Israeli Salad

2-3 servings

Ingredients

2 Large Cucumbers
4 Mid-size tomatoes
1/3 Yellow onion
1 Small lemon
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
[Adjust quantities according to size of vegetables]

Preparation

1. Take out the tomatoes’ seeds/liquids, and chop the rest to small pieces
2. Peel the cucumbers, and chop to small pieces
3. Peel the onion, and chop it to small pieces
4. Mix them in a bowl. The best mixing instrument is hands (wash first!)
5. Pour juice from the lemon on the vegetables.
6. Pour olive oil on the vegetables.
7. Salt&pepper (black, ground) to taste
8. Mix again to season evenly.

Variants

  • Add cooked/canned corn kernels (mexican style)
  • Add chopped hard-boiled egg (breakfast style)
  • Add cottage cheese (lunch style)
  • Add chopped Israeli pickled cucumber
  • Substitute the onion with chives (fancy style)
  • Add some extra-fine chopped hot pepper

Any subset of these works — so this is actually 64 different recipes, all easy!

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2 Responses to Some Easy Recipes

  1. Noam says:

    You’re forgetting chopped Italian parsley or fresh coriander, a very important ingredient. Plus, personally, I prefer spring onion to yellow; it’s a gentler flavour.

  2. circlegrrrl says:

    There is nothing better than being a guest in Chef Moshe’s kitchen. He’s an awesome cook and host. I give him five stars and two thumbs up! 😉

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