5-Ingredient Recipes

 

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Ok – so these are the 5-ingredient recipe rules: Salt, pepper, olive oil, canola oil, water and cooking spray don’t count. I expect you to have these essentials on hand. I won’t assume the same for toasted sesame oil (although you really should have this essential in your cupboard also, but I will forgive you if you don’t).

Western Breakfast Scramble

I toyed around with doing 5 ingredient recipes for the next book but then thought the wiser… it felt just a bit too limiting and too gimmicky. Do you agree?

Potato and Cheddar Frittata

But I decided I could flex my 5-ingredient creativity here on the blog and in the mag and maybe see if you guys have any great 5-ingredient recipes of your own to share. Do you? So, nu, do tell!

Short Rib Sliders

Here are my 5 ingredient BL&D (breakfast, lunch and dinner) ideas plus a soup for good measure (you know I LOVE soup).
Western Breakfast Scramble
Potato and Cheddar Frittata
Chicken Ratatouille
Short Rib Sliders
Creamy Mushroom Soup

A 5-ingredient recipe is very doable and feels the opposite of overwhelming. And these days with the kiddies about to enter a 3 week break between camp and school, while I still have to work full time, I need some very non-overwhelming dinner ideas, things that are fun, things that the kids will eat, things that seem like a treat but really were a cinch to make — hence my 5-ingredient recipes.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

PS. Tonight I am making waffles for dinner – Sunday’s JoK recipe of the day Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (I was too rushed this past Sunday) with a side of eggs – sometimes we all need a special treat, even if camp hasn’t officially ended yet.

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."