On the most frantic, things-flying-through-the-air days, I make careful hour-by-hour to-do lists. But no matter how detailed they are, I often forget to take into account that I have to feed myself. And if I want to cook, cooking takes time—as does getting groceries, and scrubbing dishes. Petition to add a few hours to the day, please.
When I feel like I can't squeeze another activity into a packed schedule, these are the meals I turn to. They're not as zero-cooking as going to the hot food bar at the grocery store or picking up take-out, but they're fairly fast, fairly hands-off, and—relative to time and effort—disproportionately delicious.
Speak to us! What's your go-to vegetarian dinner when elaborate cooking is not on your agenda?
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).
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