How to Feed Yourself: 100 Fast, Cheap, and Reliable Recipes for Cooking When You Don't Know What You're Doing

How to Feed Yourself: 100 Fast, Cheap, and Reliable Recipes for Cooking When You Don't Know What You're Doing

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Overview

There’s a time in life when you wake up and realize you’re on your own: if you don’t feed yourself, it’s buttered noodles for the rest of your days. 

HOW TO FEED YOURSELF gives you exactly what you need to take control of your tiny kitchen and feed yourself depending on what's in your fridge, what you're craving, and what's happening in your life. The goal isn’t to be perfect, but to finally cook like a real adult. No special equipment or skills or ingredients or magic required.
 
These recipes are based on the foods you probably have lying around—eggs, chicken, pasta, fish, potatoes, toast, grains, greens, and bananas. Once you’ve got those basics down, you’ll learn how to make them anything but basic with dishes like Really Legit Breakfast Tacos, Leftover Vodka Pasta Sauce, and Empty Peanut Butter Jar Noodles. Next, you’ll discover new flavor variations, including cinnamon toast three ways, how to make chicken not bland, and a complete theory of the seven best ways to stir fry.
 
The real world of feeding yourself is actually pretty great. Welcome. Go forth and cook like a real person.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525573739
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 91,007
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Spoon University is a digital media brand created by and for the food-obsessed generation that is shaping the future of food. It’s a hub for recipes, cooking shortcuts, food news and trends that makes food fun and accessible. Spoon’s mission is to empower a community of young storytellers to explore their passions and discover their voices to create and share this content with the world.

Founded in 2013 by Mackenzie Barth and Sarah Adler, Spoon University is now part of the Discovery brand portfolio, alongside Food Network and HGTV. For more information, recipes and food news, visit spoonuniversity.com and @spoonuniversity

Table of Contents

Who Are We to Write a Cookbook: An Introduction 8

How to Use This Cookbook: The Basics 12

Recipes

Which Came First? Eggs 14

How to Cook All of the Eggs 16

Put an Egg on It Personal Pizza 18

Veggie-Loaded Frittata 20

Egg in the Hole 21

Egg Salad That's Easy on the Eyes 22

Not Your Average Breakfast BEC 25

Easy Eggs Benny 26

4 p.m. Hangover Hash 27

All-Day Breakfast Tacos 28

Don't Be A Chicken 30

A Guide to Making Chicken Not Bland 32

Fallback Chicken Parm 36

A Veg-Heavy Chicken Dish 37

Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie 39

Damn Good Buffalo Chicken Dip 40

Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Wrap 41

Curry Chicken Salad 42

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps 44

Pasta It's Okay, You Can Eat It 46

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Noodles with Sauce 48

Penne alla Leftover Vodka 50

Chicken and Pesto Pasta 52

Scrappy Cream Cheese Pasta 53

Baby's First Lasagna 54

Empty Peanut Butter Jar Noodles 56

Instant Ramen for Adults 59

Toasted Ramen Avocado Slaw 60

Beef Chili Ramen 61

Literal Pasta Salad 62

Embrace The Fish 64

How to Make Seafood Taste Less Fishy 66

A Comprehensive Salmon Dinner 68

Feisty Fish Tacos 70

Loaded Shrimp Nachos 71

Weeknight Shrimp Curry 73

Your Basic Tuna Salad 74

Tuna Pasta Salad 2.0 75

Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles 76

Powered By Potatoes 78

Mash Potatoes Like a Boss 80

A11 the Ways to Cook Potatoes 83

Healthier Loaded Sweet Potato 84

BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Meets Avocado Whip 86

Potato Skins for the Win 87

Buddha Bowl or Bust 89

Badass Brown Butter Gnocchi 90

All You Need Is Toast 92

The Guide to Toast You Never Knew You Needed 94

Cinnamon Toast, 4 Ways 95

French Toast for Every Season 97

A Seedy Toast You Can Trust 98

Mediterranean Toast 99

Desperate Times Pizza Toast 99

No-Bread Sweet Potato Toast 101

Big-Batch Bruschetta 102

Non-basic Avocado Toast 104

Grains Forever 106

How to Cook All of the Grains 108

Good-for-You Mexican Rice Bow 110

BEC Oatmeal 112

Taco Quinoa Salad 113

Mushroom-Quinoa Stuffed Peppers 115

Balsamic Chicken Sausage Grain Bowl 116

Easy Fried Rice 117

Somewhat Wild Steak and Rice 119

Hot Farro and Cheddar Side Dish 120

Veggies On Veggies 122

The 3 Most Basic Ways to Cook Veggies 124

Homemade Ranch for Your Naked Veggies 127

Beet Hummus from Scratch 127

Sorta Sweet Soy-Glazed Green Beans 129

Stir-Fry: The Ultimate Vehicle for Veggies 130

Roasted Zucchini Boats 132

Mac 'n' Cheese Meets Veggie Scraps 134

10-Minute Vegetable Soup 135

A Green Smoothie That Doesn't Taste Like Grass 136

A Casual Kale Salad 138

Stop Throwing Away Your Bananas 140

How to Take Care of Your Bananas 142

Straight-Up Banana Ice Cream 144

2-Ingredient Flourless Pancakes 145

No-Banana-Left-Behind Bread 146

Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana Rolls 148

Make-Ahead Meals That'll Upgrade Your Life 150

Goodbye, Hanger Trail Mix 152

Portable Veggie Egg Muffins 152

Go-To Turkey Chili 153

Balls of Energy 155

Minestrone Soup for Days 156

Green Enchiladas and Chill 158

The Group Dinner Conundrum 160

Bacon-Wrapped Dates 162

Disappearing Spinach-Artichoke Dip 163

Spicy Parmesan Twists 164

My Big Fat Greek Salad 165

Honey-Sriracha Brussels Sprouts 166

Party Kebabs 168

Laid-Back Neapolitan Ice Cream Pie 171

Date Night For The Hopeless Romantic 172

Roll Your Own Sushi 174

Make Baby Dumplings 179

Woo Them with Steak 181

Chocolate Cake for Two 182

Fake It Till You Make It 184

How to Be a Confident Human at a Nice Restaurant 186

Carbonara That Brings the Heat 189

Roast Chicken Power Move 190

How Not to Be Afraid of Seafood 192

A Really Legit Shrimp Boil 195

How to Pair Wine and Cheese 196

Unpretentious Ratatouille 198

Big-Batch Drinks For All Your People 200

Suns Out, Margs Out 202

Summer Beer 203

Fireball Sangria 204

Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa 205

Over The Top, And We're Into It 206

Epic PB&J Chocolate Cup 208

Party in Your Mouth Pineapple Bowls 211

The Most Extra Donut Cake Ever 212

Smiley Fries for a Bad Day 214

No-Sharing-Required Mason Jar Banana Split 216

Tater Tot Waffle Grilled Cheese *Mic Drop* 218

Acknowledgments 220

Index 221

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