Food & Drink

Winter Dinner Hacks When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

By Sophia McMeekin
28th Jun 2016

Even the most motivated, the most gastronomically experimental among us have those evenings when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking a square meal. You’re tired, it’s cold out, and the couch is calling your name. It’s called winter, and it blows.

But these feelings of culinary lethargy don’t need to spell a make out session with a bag of Doritos, or a date with your pizza delivery guy (call me). We’ve nailed a few simple cooking tricks to make pulling a meal together on the fly easy peasy, and, because we’re against cereal for dinner, we’re going to share them with you. We call them dinner hacks, and they’re going to rock your world.

#1 Dinner Hack | Eggs Are Your Friend

Yes, the humble egg has saved many a starving lazy person from near death. But we’re not talking a boiled egg and toast soldiers. Give us some credit; we’re better than that. Our fave eggs-for-dinner dish is baked eggs in a delish passata—it’s as simple as crack, bake, and Bob’s your uncle, you’ve got a totally warming winter meal you’d be proud to eat in front of the TV.

#2 Dinner Hack | 2-Minute Lamb

No, we haven’t lost the plot. You can have succulent roast lamb dished up on a bed of divine pistachio pilaf in two short minutes, thanks to the winter dinner heroes at Youfoodz. Nothing says winter comfort food like juicy lamb, and, because Youfoodz meals are fresh and ready to eat, you can get your lamb hit in the time it takes to locate your Ugg boots. Win. 

#3 Dinner Hack | When In Doubt, Put It On A Tortilla

We have Mexico to thank for a lot of things: Tequila, Old El Paso commercials, and…Tequila. But its greatest gift is surely the humble tortilla. Keep a fresh pack of these flatbread wonders in your fridge and you’ll never be short a meal. Our ideal dinner in a hurry is a simple Tortilla pizza. You can top yours with anything you wish, but for full grown-up brownie points we recommend a smattering of artichoke hearts, prosciutto, and bocconcini. It’s fancy, and ready in the blink of an eye.

#4 Dinner Hack | Gnocchi Is Always A Good Idea

Gnocchi is one of our fave speedy winter warming comfort foods, and it just got even faster ‘cause Youfoodz have an insanely good creamy pesto version that’s the most convenient gnocchi yet. Youfoodz version is packed with pulled chicken and sun-dried tomato goodness - an epic combo of comforting potato pillows that’s good for you and delish. Delivered fresh to your door, and ready to eat in just two minutes, we dare you to find an easier, speedier dinner.

#5 Dinner Hack | Just…Don’t Cook

If your hunger is equal only to your laziness levels, we have a dinner hack that’s a sure-fire win. Youfoodz have a cosy, comfort-food-filled winter menu that’s a cinch to keep your fridge stocked, and your belly full, when the mercury drops. Ready in just 2 minutes flat, and including the likes of creamy pesto gnocchi, and Middle Eastern lamb, the Youfoodz winter menu is delivered fresh to your door, and manages to be both totally moreish, and good for you too—a rather sexy combo, if you ask us!


Editors note: This article is sponsored by Youfoodz and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy. 

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