“My fridge is empty. I have absolutely nothing to eat!” How many times did you think it? Well, this gonna change because I will show you how to cook with a few ingredients.
Another food blog you’re thinking? Not exactly. It’s a library of 3 ingredient recipes that I have been searching all over the web and testing.
That’s the idea: cooking with what’s in your kitchen and avoid extra food shopping.
If you want to know how it all started in February 2016, read this [otherwise just scroll down a bit!]:
Even if the supermarket was 200 meters away, going there meant that my 2 months old baby had to eat, yes because he always had to eat when we were about to go out, obviously; then I’d have to change him, then when I thought he was ready… [blurp!]. So I had to clean him and wait some more time to make sure he wouldn’t regurgitate anymore. Then he would. Obviously. Then I would remember I couldn’t go out in pyjamas even at the supermarket (I almost went with my slippers once…) so I had to put some clothes on. Next I had to put on the baby wrap (that 5 meters of fabric not-so-easy to use in the right way). So a 5 minutes shopping became a “one-hour-and-a-half-to-get-ready” shopping. That’s precisely why I started to avoid food shopping.
Anyway, I’m no chef but I do love cooking when it’s challenging (= easy AND original… or originally easy).
You can join me in this culinary journey, make suggestions or comments so we can work together and make the best library of 3 ingredients recipes.
3 ingredients. That’s the main idea. 3 main ingredients or less. I decided to make it a rule, but, as it should make our lives easier, an easy rule.
They are some basic ingredients (like salt, sugar, flour,…) that I try to always have at home and that, I think, most people also always have. I’m thinking about long-lasting ingredients and basics although we don’t all have the same basics.
So here is my list of basic ingredients that could appear in the recipes but won’t count:
- evo oil (extra-vergin olive oil)
- broth (in cube, granular or powder)
- a few herbs and spices
I’m still undecided if I should add a few more that I always have (or at least try to):
- tuna cans
- tomato sauce
They also last quite a while. What do you think? What are your basic ingredients?