We totally get you—you’re sick of fast food and takeout, but whipping up an edible dish is not the easiest thing in the world. Not everyone has killer kitchen instincts, or even just basic cooking knowledge. Constantly attempting difficult dishes and failing at the attempt can be very discouraging, but sometimes, all you need are the right recipes and just a little (or a lot of) practice. We’ve whipped up three basic, dummy-proof recipes that even the most clueless cook can pull off—all you need to know is how to turn on your stove (if you don’t, ask someone to teach you!). Pretty soon, you might just be on the road to being your own top home chef.
Believe it or not, steak is much easier to cook than some people realize. A good cut will require minimal seasoning (we’re talking just salt and pepper) and all you need is a watchful eye.
The easiest way to make sure you cook your chicken thoroughly is to bake them well. Unlike steak, chicken can only be eaten when cooked all the way through or else you run the risk of salmonella. Luckily, you can buy chicken fillets to make your life much easier in terms of food prep.
You can’t go wrong with good, simple pasta. They key is cooking the noodles just right, and matching them with a sauce that’s easy to make and nutritious. Marinara sauce means it’s a tomato-based one made with different proteins. Ready-made tomato sauces are super easy to buy, and most come pre-flavored. Shrimp is easy to cook and prepare, so you won’t go wrong with this recipe.