Here are 7 of the best dishes FoodTribers have whipped up recently
There's no lack of delicious home-cooked meals being shared on this site, so only choosing 7 was a hard ask
With the whole world in lockdown and restaurants and cafés either closed or limited to take-away, many have been forced into doing a lot more cooking for themselves than before.
But even at the best of times, there's always a great stream of delicious home-cooked meals being shared here on FoodTribe (both here on the Home Cooking tribe and on others) – and that stream has turned into a torrent as of late. Not that anyone's complaining!
So if you're looking for some inspiration from the great FoodTribe creators for some dishes to try whipping up yourself – plus, to celebrate their great work – I've put together a handy list of some of the best home-cooked dishes posted across the site over the course of the last week or so.
Masala omelette – is this the ultimate omelette?
After seeing the masala omelette Jane Fyffe had made based on a recipe posted by Shivaum Punjabi, it was one I couldn't resist trying myself quite a few times this past week or so. Packing a punch and with plenty of flavour, this Indian street food staple is incredibly easy to make and a perfect way of zhooshing-up an omelette.
Potatoes au gratin the easy way
Amanda M whipped up what she dubs the easiest au gratin potatoes for Easter as is tradition in her household, and if you try making them yourself based on her family's recipe, you'll find that they are indeed an incredibly easy and cheesy way of having perfectly-cooked spuds.
A roast chicken done properly
Who doesn't love a good roast chicken? Well, aside from vegetarians, of course. Jonas Christian Hansen cooked up this ripper roast using healthy amounts of garlic, lemon, mint, and rosemary, poured some of the stock from it over the potatoes that were accompanying it, and also paired with with a crisp salad that included feta, pine nuts, green olives, and a honey mustard dressing, along with a glass of French sauvignon blanc.
Chicken tikka masala – James May style
Captain Slow himself has been getting in on the home-cooking action during quarantine, taking the opportunity to teach himself some Asian cookery basics, whipping up many a stir-fry and Indian curry to share with us here. His chicken tikka masala in particular caught my eye – which he used a conventional oven for in place of a tandoor, but make the marinades, which were "bob-on", from scratch – which he paired with an okra, chilli, and tomato mixture, and of course some rice as well.
Tuna and red pepper dip – all you need is a blender!
Eugenia Machado shared a recipe for a tuna and red pepper dip that was an absolute hit, and it's easy to see why because it's dead easy to make – just throw everything in the blender, add some yoghurt as desired, and let it chill in the fridge!
The kebab we all wish we could go out for right now – made at home!
I'm sure many of you out there are wishing you could go out for a kebab right now, and Luke Kwan clearly was too when he made up these stunning homemade doner kebabs, which were topped with the cheapest mint yoghurt sauce available "for extra authenticity points!"
Crescia di Pasqua – for a traditional Italian Easter breakfast
For Easter last week, Valentina Testa shared a recipe for Crescia di Pasqua – a leavened savoury pie made with pecorino and parmesan cheese that's traditionally served for breakfast on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday in central Italy – and although Easter may be over for the Western world, with Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrating it today I figure there's still some relevance left in sharing it again. Plus, it just sounds lovely anyway!
Egg rolls – enough for one, or the whole family?!
Keep on sharing those home-cooked meals to provide some kitchen inspiration!
And, if you haven't already, make sure you join the Home Cooking tribe to keep track of that ever-flowing stream of great home-cooked content!