8 Quick & Simple Recipes From The Archive, Lay The Table

8 Quick & Simple Recipes From The Archive

8 Quick & Simple Recipes From The Archive, Lay The Table

Now I have to think about feeding myself and I’ve made sure the kitchen cupboards and fridge/freezer are stocked with some essential ingredients, I thought I’d dig into the Lay The Table archive to see what dishes I could recreate after work – in under 30 minutes. Here are five recipes from the vegetarian husband to add to the new Quick & Simple Series, that I’m confident about replicating:

  • How To Make Vegetarian Caldo Verde – a lovely, hearty soup that I’ll be able to make without breaking out into a sweat!
  • How To Make Minestrone Soup – this is the winter version of one of my favourite soups
  • How To Make Mushroom Risotto – I love risotto, especially with vialone nano rice, and find the stirring quite therapeutic!
  • How To Make Vegetarian Rice Cakes – great for using up leftover rice and vegetables (there’s no wastage in this household!)
  • How To Make Roast Pumpkin, Butter & Sage Spaghetti – this might just about take me over 30 minutes, but not by much more, and while the pumpkin is roasting, I can do other things…

8 Quick & Simple Recipes From The Archive, Lay The Table

And here are three more that I make myself:

  • How To Make Asian Vegetable Noodle Soup – the original dish that I’ve been surviving on for the last two decades, with variations on the vegetables used
  • How To Make Indian Tarka Dal – this is cheap to make and I can make plenty of it and store in the fridge or freezer for future meals
  • How To Make Indian Vegetarian Desi Pasta – with the curry paste ready made (fresh of course) and stored in the fridge, I can just add a large dollop to some vegetables and mix into pasta

Finally, a bonus recipe, as I love this one and it is easily made in under 30 minutes!

  • How To Make Field Mushroom Burgers

I feel quite inspired now and can’t wait to get started on more recipes for the Quick & Simple Series (of course I haven’t tried commuting from work and then coming home to an empty house and kitchen, so let’s see how long the enthusiasm lasts for cooking every evening!)

See more Quick & Simple Recipes on Lay The Table.

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Hi, I am Norbert Lacle former internacional chef and vice president of AB Universal LLC. I have found that cooking calms me down and relaxes me (at least mostly, sometimes it drives me crazy!) And that it even makes me happy and satisfied from time to time.

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