Feb 03, 2018
18 Comforting DIY Recipes to Inspire You to Cook This Month
In a little mid-winter rut? We've rounded up our newest DIY recipes that will help get your creative juices flowing in the kitchen. So go ahead, make a batch of homemade candy or whip up a one-pan meal. Scroll through for the tastiest inspiration, whether it's for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.
Proud Mary Hotcake: Get ready for the fluffiest pancake you've ever seen. It's made with a ricotta and egg white meringue that makes it feel like you're biting into a cloud. (Photo via Nicole Iizuka / Brit + Co)
Pizza Donuts: Two of the best creations in the world have come together and we're so here for it. We love that these pizza donuts are portable and poppable for those days when we're running late, which is always. (Photo via Ryan Shelley / Brit + Co)
Green Shakshuka Eggs : Don't you dare waste all of that green goodness on a smoothie. Sauté up some kale, spinach, and tomatillos for this delicious one-pan meal. (Photo via Nicole Iizuka / Brit + Co)
Ube Horchata Latte: Purple is going to be your new favorite color after one sip of this latte. It's super filling thanks to the coconut, rice, and almond milks that also add incredible flavor. (Photo via Nicole Iizuka / Brit + Co)
Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Tots: Power up with these crazy cravable tots that are as fun to make as they are to eat. They come together in less than an hour so you don't have any excuse not to try them. (Photo via Ryan Shelley / Brit + Co)
Easy Mini Pizzas: On game day, your guests might disagree about which team is going to win, but they'll definitely agree that pizza is a good idea. These personal-sized pizzas rely on English muffins to prevent the argument over toppings. (Photo via Dana Sandonato / Brit + Co)
Comforting Zoodle Soup: Take a minute for yourself with this healthy soup that’s made with ghee, various vegetables, and aromatics that are making us want to nosedive into this bowl. (Photo via Justin Gallagher / Brit + Co)
Pancetta and Tomato Pasta: On those nights when you need comfort food, make this upgraded pot of spaghetti. The recipe, which is from Giada De Laurentiis, calls for pancetta and Pecorino Romano, but she says it tastes just as good if you sub bacon and Parmesan cheese. (Photo via Brittany Griffin / Brit + Co)
Vegan Avocado Pasta: We don't think there's anything avocados can't do. This green fruit has turned our favorite quick dinner into creamy deliciousness and we're dying to dig in. (Photo via Nicole Iizuka / Brit + Co)
Paleo, Air-Fried Chicken Tenders: One bite of these chicken tenders and you'll become an air-fryer convert. They're as good as the real thing with a unique crunchiness from the almond flour crust. (Photo via Brittany Griffin / Brit + Co)
Dishwasher Dinner: Before you roll your eyes, hear us out. Grab your protein, vegetables, and starch and place them in SEALED mason jars for a super succulent and steamed plate. Seriously, give this one a try. (Photo via Nicole Iizuka / Brit + Co)
Oven-Baked Falafels: There's no longer a need to stand on line at the lunch truck for this Mediterranean favorite. Whip up a batch tonight; it'll help you stick to your New Year's resolutions. (Photo via Nicole Iizuka / Brit + Co)
One-Pan Cheesy Jalapeño Lime Chicken: Dinner is about to get spicy, and trust us: You're going to love it. Pair these cheesy chicken breasts with a couple of tortillas. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Homemade Pizza Dough: Did you know that you can make the most amazing pizza dough with just two ingredients? Sounds too good to be true, perhaps, but after you try this fun food hack, you’ll want to make it every time you’re craving a slice. (Photos via Nicole Iizuka / Brit + Co)
Vegan Red Velvet Brownies: We're bringing you a new type of treat that's fudge-like and red — and made with avocados. So go ahead, have two (or three), because this snack is a guilt-free twist on a classic. (Photo via Nicole Iizuka / Brit + Co)
Vegan Cookie Dough Bites: Finally, here’s a chocolate chip cookie dough you don’t have to resist. This clean recipe relies on almond butter and meal to form a dough that looks and tastes just like cookie dough — without the flour, refined sugar, and eggs normally found in the batter. (Photos via Chris Andre / Brit + Co)
Homemade Chocolate Bonbons: When you're craving chocolate, don't bother running to the store. Just grab candy melts, your favorite fillings, and an ice cube tray to make these adorable bonbons. We see them in your future for Valentine's Day. (Photo via Nicole Iizuka / Brit + Co)
3-Ingredient Vegan, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies: Chances are you already have peanut butter and maple syrup in your cupboard, so just pick up some almond flour and you'll be all set to make these delicious and nutritious nibbles. (Photo via Chris Andre / Brit + Co)
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Yasmein James is a food writer living in New Jersey, but her heart’s on the other end of The Lincoln Tunnel. When she isn’t writing, you can find her eating her way to the most authentic ethnic restaurants in her travels. And writing all about it on her lifestyle blog, She’s Facing Freedom.