It is always comforting to know that you have the requisite skill to feed yourself if the need arises. All you need is a kitchen and proper ingredients. Growing up can sometimes be difficult and life never ceases to surprise us by putting us in situations where we only have ourselves to bank upon.
Cooking is one such skill that each one of us should look to have and it is good to master a few dishes while you are still in your twenties. With that in mind, here is a list of essential foods to cook in your twenties that everyone should look to include in their arsenal.
Pancakes can make you an instant hero if you manage to pull the recipe off and surprise your friends at breakfast or at dessert time. It is fairly simple to cook and all you need is to strike a balance between being too hot or too cool in order to get the best outcome.
Ingredients: flour, baking powder, milk, salt, sugar, oil and toppings
This all veggie meal is a must learn as invariably you will face a situation where you need to prepare a vegetarian meal and Chili can be a great option. Made from sweet potatoes and black beans, this dish is much lighter on the pocket too.
Ingredients: sweet potato, onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, black beans, tomatoes and lime juice
Roasted veggies are a great for those looking for a vegetarian meal. If you are careful enough not to let the vegetables burn, it is a dish that is loaded with nutrition and requires very less effort. With herbs and beans thrown in, this is for a perfect dinner.
Ingredients: carrots, parsnips, sprouts, butternut, sage leaves, thyme sprigs
If you are a non-vegetarian, this has to be at the top of your list. Knowing how to cook a perfect chicken dish is like having a trump card up your sleeve. The best part is the fact that it only requires precision with respect to heating it properly.
Ingredients: Chicken, thyme, butter, salt, black pepper
Slow Cooker Pork
This may take some time to be ready but you can bet that you will be left licking your fingers if all goes according to plan. Just throw in pork and barbecue sauce into the cooker and relax.
Ingredients: pork, onions, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, black pepper
A great dish to have in your arsenal but requires patience in order to get the best results. You can choose to cook it in a pouch made of parchment. The other option is to make a sauce and baking the fish entirely and serving it with the sauce sprinkled on top.
Ingredients: Fish, marinade, salt, pepper, cream
Another one of those dishes that requires very less effort and have high rewards. Fit for breakfasts, lunch and dinner, pastas can be a healthy choice for people looking for something that is nutritious as well as tastes good. Customize it according to your wish.
Ingredients: pasta, whole milk, flour, cheese, salt, mustard
Baking a cake is probably the simplest thing one can do in a kitchen. Just follow the steps and top it off with toppings of your choice to make it delicious. This one is must in the list of foods to cook in your twenties.
Ingredients: Baking powder, flour, sugar, salt, toppings, cream