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At the moment due to the lockdown, you might feel very unenthused when it comes to cooking dinner at the end of the day. Wanting to route around the freezer or order fast food, there might be no motivation to cook up a storm at home. But this is the perfect time to get experimental in the kitchen! Faced with more time to kill throughout the day, you can create a delicious meal that your family will love. 

If you’re still stuck for inspiration or don’t know where to start, here are some delectable meals that you can cook – without having to be a professional chef!

Chickpea Curry

Kicking off this list is one of the most simple meals that you can cook at home – chickpea curry. A simple yet flavorsome curry, it can be served with anything that you want, whether it’s potatoes, rice or bread. 

Add as many spices and seasonings that you want with this dish (this isn’t a dish that you’ll require coloxyl tablets for!) and leave it to simmer for a couple of hours. 

Thankfully, there are plenty of recipes available for this mouth-watering option available online. From the skills that you will pick up from this recipe, you can then start to experiment with other curries, whether that be a tikka masala or a madras!

Homemade Pizza

If you’ve never made homemade pizza before, then now is the time to hone your skills! A very simple thing to make, it just requires motivation and patience. After selecting toppings for your base, you can get started on creating the dough. 

Whether you make this from scratch with yeast and flour or you buy ready-made pizza dough, it will make the experience fun for every family member involved!

Spinach & Ricotta Chicken 

If you’re planning a more relaxed meal – say for a date night at home, then this is bound to go down a hit. A tantalizing recipe, spinach and ricotta chicken is perfect served with baby potatoes and greens. Easy to prepare and cook, anyone can make this dish – no matter if you’re a cooking novice or more experienced in the kitchen.

Steak or Chicken Tacos 

Why not have a Mexican-themed night at home? Cook up some delicious steak and chicken tacos and see the joy on your partner’s/kids faces the moment they are served. Accompanied with guacamole, sour cream and any other fillings you want, they are simply wonderful. If you really want to impress, you could even make nachos to start. 

Pad Thai 

Alternatively, why not try this incredible traditional Thai dish? A very popular choice for many foodies around the world, it’s one of the more healthy options on this list. A meal that has a little bit of everything from sweet notes to heat, only a handful of ingredients are required to make this a truly spectacular dish and it can be a fun activity that you can enjoy solo or as a family.

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