#LeMillRecommends: Easy Recipes To Try With Minimal Ingredients

2 weeks ago

Sick of everyday cooking? Need a change? The Le Mill team shares their favourite recipes from their favourite chefs when they’re craving a change of pace. From vegan nutella to easy pastas and moringa hummus, we’ve got you covered.


The Omelette Souffle by Bon Appetit


Your omelette got a whole lot fluffier!


Nigella Lawson’s Lemon, Thyme and Mushroom Linguine


Nigella Lawson has been dubbed the Goddess of home cooking for a reason. Her recipes are easy to follow, and delicious to devour. Here’s one of our favourites:

  • 4 cups (8 ounces) finely sliced cremini or button mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Maldon or kosher salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
  • small clove garlic, minced
  • lemon, zested and juiced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme stripped to give 1 teaspoon leaves
  • 1 pound linguine or other pasta shape
  • bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves chopped, to give 1/2 cup
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, to taste (up to 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 pinch Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Slice the mushrooms finely, and put them into a large bowl with the oil, salt, garlic, lemon juice and zest, and gorgeously scented thyme leaves.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and drain loosely retaining some water. Quickly put the pasta into the bowl with the mushroom mixture.
  3. Toss everything together well, and then add the parsley, cheese, and pepper before tossing again. Eat with joy in your heart.



Chef Kelvin Cheung’s Peanut Butter Cookies



The instagram active chef shares delicious recipes and photos of his adorable kids on the gram. Here’s his gluten free cookie recipe:

Yields (15 small cookies at 7 g carbs per piece, unless you add chocolate) \

1 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoon almond flour/ coconut flour
3 tablespoon dessicated coconut
1 egg and 1 T flax seed (hydrated with 3T of water
15 apricots + 15-20 goji berries or 10-12 dates (For the dry fruit you can use anything you have in the house , use dates if you prefer prunes anything to replace the sugar and add as much as you want depending on how sweet you want it, also feel free to add a couple drops of Stevia if you like them sweet )
3/4 t baking soda
1/4 t Maldon salt / sea salt

Measure out the wet and dry ingredients separately. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Bake at a standard 260 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes or till the skewer comes out clean.



Nutella Mug Cake by Buzzfeed Tasty


It never fails.



Vegan Nutella by the Minimalist Baker 




Love Nutella but aren’t a fan of the calories? Yes, us too. Here’s a healthier but equally delicious recipe for homemade nutella. You’ll never buy it again.



Jasmine Hensley’s Rasta Dal 



Or anything else by Jasmine. The acclaimed chef is a health food expert and has a robust blog which teaches that delicious food can be healthy and vice versa. Try your hand at literally anything by her and you won’t be disappointed. Click here for food reading.



Foodies of SA



And you thought microwave cooking couldn’t be delicious? Count on the foodies of South Africa to bring you killer quarantine cooking. 4 ingredients, zero effort and all the deliciousness. We bow to you.


Deliciously Ella



Another health food blog, we’d skip the Indian recipes on this one and stick to continental classics. For easy breakfast energy bars or cashew pesto pastas and smoothie recipes, check her recipes out  here.



Chinu Vaz’s Jalapeno and Moringa Hummus



Yes, we love hummus. It goes great on bread, with chips, sometimes we’ll even eat it plain straight out of the jar (we know you do it too). Moringa if you haven’t already heard is a super food. Chinu Vaz’s Moringa Hummus then, is the perfect guilt free snacking solution. Click here, to watch her in action.



Frank Prisinzano’s Pasta



Want to make pasta from scratch but don’t know how? Frank is your man. An acclaimed chef, and now on instagram. Go through his highlights and try your hand at good old Italian cooking. This is his famous SpaggPasta. We’re drooling already. Click here. 



Lindsay from Pinch of Yum



Want a food blog that is actually easy to follow and doesn’t exhaust your pantry? Lindsay is your lady. Everything from easy vegetarian chile, to mushroom pastas and hearty soups, for a change from Indian cooking, she’s a good pit stop. Check her recipes out here.


Bon Appetit! Share your favourite recipes with us!