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5 Easy Recipes That Don't Involve Pasta, Bread Or Tinned Tomatoes

Five recipes to get you through the week.

It's the start of a new week which means it's time to figure out what to cook.

Our food cravings have inspired this list, based on recipes we've been posting on the site lately. The dishes below are ones we know we'll cook again and again, so try them out with us and let us know what you think.

Irish beef and stout stew

Things have gotten a little scary outside over the past week, but now that most of us are social distancing, we're all helping to flatten the curve and get things back to normal. This stew is like a warm hug in a bowl, which is exactly what we need right now. It requires a slow cook, so you can leave it to cook while you work from home, then enjoy it in the evening with minimal effort. Try the recipe here

Rhubarb tart 

Rhubarb is starting to come into its own right about now, so if you can get your hands on some, this recipe is a great project to undertake. The act of making pastry can be really relaxing, especially if you put some time into creating a unique design for the top – check #piecrust on Instagram for inspiration. This is also a good recipe for kids to get involved with: they can help to mix up the pastry ingredients, line the tin and cut out any shapes you might need. Get the recipe here

Seasonal soup with red pesto

This soup recipe is completely customisable and super filling. If you're working from home, this is a good option to meal prep ahead of time and eat for lunch throughout the week. The red pesto is so good that we usually make a double batch to use as a topping on salads, dressing on pasta and more. Try out the recipe here.

Colcannon cakes with poached eggs

Finding yourself with lots of leftovers lately? Us too. This recipe for colcannon cakes is a great way to use up leftover mashed potato, especially if you're getting a little bored of simply reheating it. Alternatively, make a double batch of fresh colcannon cakes to eat throughout the week: They're great with poached eggs, smoked salmon, bacon or some of the red pesto from above. Try it out here

Lemon and coconut cake

Cake can make everything better. It's just science, right? So while everything is a little uncertain and scary outside, making (and eating) this cake will definitely make you feel better. Lemon and coconut are a winning combination in our eyes, so we think you'll love it. Get the recipe here.

This article was originally published by our sister site, FOOD AND WINE.

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