These are simple meals that can be made in a jiffy with just a few ingredients. No recipe required. Be sure to taste everything as you go along and adjust the seasoning.
Beat some eggs with sugar and soy sauce to taste. Thin it down with a little water. Heat up a frying pan and add a portion of egg and swirl it around so to make a thin omelette. When cooked, transfer to a plate. Cook the rest of the egg. When all are the omelettes are made, roll up and cut into strips. Serve over sushi rice with strips of Japanese cucumber and surimi sticks.
Heat a little oil in a large frying pan and fry some halved cherry tomatoes, sliced capsicum, chillies and onions. When the vegetables are soft, add tinned tomatoes along with a little tomato paste, dried thyme and chilli powder. Stir occasionally; when the sauce has thickened, season with salt and pepper. Make gaps in the sauce for as many eggs as needed and crack one egg directly into each gap. Cover the pan and leave until the egg whites are set, about four minutes. If you like firm yolks, leave for a bit longer. Sprinkle spring onion over the shakshuka and serve with bread straight from the pan.
Melt a little butter in a saucepan and fry some chopped onion until translucent. Add diced potatoes and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then cover and cook until potatoes are tender. Add milk (the same amount as the water before) and season with salt and pepper. When the soup comes to the boil, remove pot from the heat and using a hand blender, purée the soup roughly so that it is thick and creamy but there are still chunks of potato. Serve chowder with salty snack crackers.
BONUS: Here’s one more ‘recipe’ that doesn’t even require words. Just watch the 30-second video. (But for those who do need a recipe, you can find it here.)