7 ways to cook with five ingredients or less

I e-met Jules Clancy just recently. She has a degree in food science, lives in Cooma (not far from my home town) and blogs about how to make great meals using less, and in less time, over at The Stone Soup. A noble aim! The girl is on my page!

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chilli chicken with hummus: see the recipe below

Today I’ve asked her to share her favourite tips for making cooking dead simple and brimful of nutrition. Over to Jules!

1. Use five ingredients or less.

On my blog and in my books I pretty much always stick to a 5 ingredient limit.  Of course you don’t have to go that hard core, but keep an eye out for recipes with few ingredients, like my chilli chicken with hummus.

Chilli Chicken with Hummus

From The Tired & Hungry Cook’s Companion

Hummus is one of my favourite ingredients. It’s wonderful here as a cross between a sauce and an accompaniment. You can get some decent commercial hummus these days so don’t feel like you need to make your own from scratch.

enough for 2

  • 4 chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes or powder
  • 8 tablespoons hummus
  • 2 large handfuls washed salad leaves
  • 1 lemon halved lengthwise

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