There is always that moment, throughout years of unrelenting adulthood where the prospect of cooking another meal after a days work makes us feel as though we'd rather pour a smoothie down our throats and be done with it all than put another pot of water on to boil. We meet this moment at least once a week, and as time goes on, the energy to conjure up another delicious and nourishing meal feels further and further away. This recipe round up is for those moments. Easy dinner recipes for the purgatory of adulthood.
A single plate of well seasoned greens for the nights where you "just aren't that hungry", or a heaping pot of beans and bread for nights when you really are. There are "set-it-and-forget-it" roasts, minimal ingredient stews, and singular vegetables that, when heat is applied, become supple and perfect. The best part? They are all as easy as they come, and require minimal skill, effort, and time spent over the stove. For those who desperately want a break from 16 ingredient recipes and multiple side dishes (if you are doing this on a week day, you likely don't need this article), find comfort in the knowledge that you can cook something from this list, or you can order gelato to your door because anything is allowed in the modern age and Pistachio is seldom disappointing when churned through ice cream. I digress. Easy dinner recipes for those who are ready to throw in the towel almost completely, see below.
Tomato, beans, and bread
Well seasoned bitter greens
Baked salmon with fried sage and garlic
Roasted squash with dates, olives, and orange
Coriander and fennel roasted cabbage
Puy lentil and aubergine stew
Roasted chicken legs with dates, olives and capers
Spaghetti with beans and tomatoes