Simple, The Easiest Cookbook in the World


Have you heard about Simple, The Easiest Cookbook in the World? I read about it in someone’s comments and ordered a copy. I’m so impressed by the layout.


No recipe has more than six ingredients, and each of them is pictured.


Every recipe also has a photo of the finished product so you know in advance if it looks yum. So genius.


Do you know about it? Any favorite recipes therein? Or do you have throw-it-together recipes like this that you use to whip up quick meals? Tell, please.

7 thoughts on “Simple, The Easiest Cookbook in the World

  1. My current favorite lazy recipe is this Pasta Skillet from Simply Recipes. Shopping list is easy – one package of Italian sausage, one jar of sauce, one bag of mozzarella cheese, one container of baby spinach and one bag of pasta. You (mostly) use all of each of the ingredients so you don’t end up with a handful of spinach or half a jar of sauce going bad in your fridge. It makes enough for leftovers and is a decent substitution when you want lasagna but don’t have time to make it.


  2. I’m making my favorite throw-it-together recipe tonight. It’s made from stuff we basically always have on hand, just mixing up whatever veggies are in season. It’s also fairly healthy. For four servings:
    – Roast some veggies (often, I do two pints of cherry tomatoes, or a few heads of broccoli, or a pound of mushrooms) with olive oil, salt and pepper
    – While veggies are roasting, make 1 cup polenta per instructions on bag; once it’s almost done add in cheese of your choice
    – While polenta is cooking, cook two chicken sausages (we get the Aidell’s version from Costco)

    Serve roasted veggies and sausage over polenta. Done.


  3. I make this pretty much once a week, and my 2-year old loves it:

    Chicken Curry in the Crockpot

    3-4 lbs of Chicken Thighs
    1 medium onion chopped
    3 tbsp of Curry
    1 can of coconut milk – unsweetened
    16 oz of salsa (I use Medium)

    Put the chicken thighs down on the bottom of the crockpot.
    Mix the chopped onion, salsa, curry, and the salt/pepper.
    Pour the sauce mixture over the top and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 highs on low.
    When it’s finished cooking, pour in the coconut milk in the crockpot and mix well.
    Serve the chicken with the sauce over the top. I like to serve it over rice.


  4. The Kitchen Shelf cookbook by Rosie Reynolds and Eve O’Sullivan is similar in style to this cookbook. The premise is that if you have a certain number of things in the pantry already, you can pick up two things from the store and just whip up any old thing.


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