Stone Soup: Minimalist Home Cooking
Stonesoup is a blog that helps people become better home cooks by using a minimalist approach to cooking. It allows me to use my food science knowledge for good. I focus on reducing the number of ingredients, the amount of equipment, the number of steps involved, and the time we spend in the kitchen to a minimum so we can focus what’s important. It’s about simple, wholesome, delicious food that is easy to prepare and still fun and satisfying to eat.
Why the FREE e-cookbook? Over the past year I’ve been writing a series of recipes that have only 5 ingredients and take 10 minutes to prepare. They’ve been published in a number of locations. I thought it would be useful to have these recipes all together in the one handy ebook that you can keep on your laptop or computer at work as an at-your-fingertips reference for when you need inspiration for what to cook for dinner.
The original idea of 5 ingredients. 5 minutes. came from the lovely Sheri over at Zen Family Habits. But over time we expanded to 10 minutes to give a little more flexiblity.
Each recipe can be made with 5 ingredients or less. There are a few that don’t use the whole 5, so don’t stress if there are only 4 or 3 ingredients. To keep it realistic, the 5 ingedients do not include salt, pepper or olive oil. Since most recipes will use all three of these, please note that they’re expected to be in your pantry.
This is a guideline for how long each recipe will take to prepare to be ready to eat. But everyone cooks at different speeds, so some people may take a little longer especially the first time cooking a particular dish. I put out a challenge on stonesoup recently and most people were able to make the recipes in the 10 minutes, but a few did take longer.