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Surprise Your Loved Ones With These Easy To Cook Dishes


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We may have already cornered the Mother’s Day turn, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating our moms. No matter the occasion, they shower you with love and affection so why not surprise her (and the rest of your family) with a delicious meal once in a while?


Don’t worry if you’re not the best in the kitchen—we have a few easy-to-cook dishes that will help you accomplish the task!


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Healthy Pesto Pasta

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For the health-conscious or vegetarian (just skip the chicken!), this one is for you. This colorful dish won’t take an hour to make and it’s as non-intimidating as we promised! What makes this recipe so easy is that it basically combines common veggies from the market and a pesto sauce from whatever brand you trust.


Steak and Fries

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Want to impress your family with something a little more American? It might look complicated, but this steak and fries recipe only takes about 20 minutes to complete. Don’t bother making the fries from scratch—frozen ones from the grocery will do just fine. Cooking the steak is also reasonably quick as it depends on the doneness that you and your family tend to enjoy.


Bacon Eggs & Cheese Cups

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If you want to serve some breakfast in bed, this can definitely be your go-to option. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and all you need are three basic ingredients: bacon, eggs and cheese (and some seasoning to taste!).


Yang Chow Fried Rice

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Jazz up any family meal with some Yang Chow Fried Rice. Incredibly yummy and even easier to make, you can make your own version—but maybe go for something that slightly tethers to the healthier side of things? You can add as many or as little veggies as you want, toss in family favorites and add some dressing if you're feeling experimental!


Salmon with Mango-Citrus Salsa

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Give your favorite baked salmon a little twist by adding a citrus-based salsa! You can make the dip ahead so that it’s out of the way as you focus on the real task at hand: the salmon. But while there is more risk here as compared to the other dishes, it’s sure to be a hit once you get the recipe down.


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Time to shop for some ingredients for a cooking surprise!



Words Adie Pieraz

Art Alex Lara

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