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Stone Soup: Minimalist Home Cooking

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.

5 ingredients

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.

10 minutes

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.

Stone Soup: Minimalist Home Cooking

by Jules Clancy (PDF) – 97 pages

Stone Soup: Minimalist Home Cooking by Jules Clancy