7 Easy Recipes for Quarantined Cooks

Yes, Portland’s mandatory restaurant closures mean you’re going to have to learn to cook.

By Benjamin Tepler March 17, 2020

Image: Michael Novak

This week’s announcement requiring that all restaurants across the state close their doors to customers or switch to a takeout only model has the industry—and its regular patrons—scrambling. If you’re not a home cook and concerned about contamination with takeout and delivery options, try your hand at one of these seven very basic recipes from some of your favorite restaurants. Readers: You can’t screw these up.

Miso Sesame Noodles Requires only one pot of boiling water. Easy cleanup! 

Chickpea Stew Warming and comforting using mostly ingredients already in your pantry 

DIY Nut Milk Nuts + water = nut milk 

Kimchi Jjigae Dump pork and kimchi into a pot. Voila! Dinner in less than 15 minutes.

Chestnut and Apple Soup Sauté a few things and throw em’ in the blender 

Pork Tenderloin with Orange-Balsamic Butter Impressive sauce made super-simple 

Grilled Cheese Three Ways Fancy grilled cheese. It’s what’s for dinner.

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