Looking to practice your cooking skills and add a fun activity to your quarantine day? These celebrity chefs and their fantastic Instagram pages have got you covered.
1. Eric Ripert
Chef and co-owner of the three-Michelin-starred Le Bernadin, in New York, Ripert dishes out simple but delicious recipes on his Instagram, with widely-available ingredients. He even does dessert!
Chicken With Pea Stew
2. Chris Baber
Baber is a model-turned-chef based in London. His Instagram is full of divine, gourmet cuisine for the more ambitious at-home cooks. Just check out this fabulous salad!
Sticky Honey and Mustard Glazed Salmon Salad
3. Daniel Boulud
The French chef and restaurateur, who is widely known as one of America’s leading culinary authorities, recently celebrated his birthday (while in isolation with his family) and treated himself by whipping up a perfect Hollandaise sauce. Check out his adorable post below for his recipe and some suggestions on what to pair it with.
4. Kelvin Cheung
A Canadian chef living in Mumbai, India, Cheung is well known for his innovative fusion vegan dishes. We specially liked the Pumpkin Congee recipe he shared on his Instagram which he says takes about 30 minutes.
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Pumpkin Congee A perfect comfort food dish, this Chinese equivalent to the Indian khichdi is made of pumpkin purée and rice. during these times let’s always keep food wastage in mind so use anything you have in fridge! Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 2-4 Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, fresh, seeded, peeled, diced into medium-sized pieces or any other leftover vegetables 8 cups / 2 lt water or vegetable stock 1 knob ginger, peeled, sliced 3/4 cup / 185 gm jasmine sweet rice, rinsed well Salt, white pepper and light soy sauce for seasoning 1 cup / 250 gm pumpkin seeds, roasted ½ cup / 125 ml chilli oil (for garnishing only) ½ cup / 125 gm scallions, chopped ¼ cup / 60 gm green coriander, fresh, chopped Method: Bring the water or vegetable stock to the boil in the pot. Add the pumpkin and ginger; simmer until the pumpkin is tender. Remove half the pumpkin and mash or purée and reserve. In the same pot add the rice and simmer until fully cooked (it takes about an hour or so). Now stir in the pumpkin purée. Season with salt, white pepper and light soya sauce; mix well. Serve garnished with roasted pumpkin seeds, chilli oil, scallions and green coriander. #homecookingwithkelvin #zerowaste #vegan
5. Christina Tosi
This American chef and owner of Milk Bar Bakery has been extremely productive during quarantine, starting a baking club on her Instagram page, where she goes live every day at 2pm EST. Gather all the ingredients pictured below and join her today to find out what delicious treat she’s planned to make and then bake along with her!
Baking Club with Christina
6. Joy Bauer
Health and nutrition expert Bauer curates healthy recipes that are also family-friendly. You can find a range of diet plans on her website, Joybauer.com. We especially liked this four-ingredient cold sesame noodles dish she posted on her Instagram, which looks absolutely scrumptious and very easy to make.
Cold Sesame Noodles
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Cold Sesame Noodles made with my 4-ingredient peanut sauce😍! Guys, this is so ridiculously easy to make (1 of the 4 ingredients is water🙌); if you have peanut butter and pasta in your pantry, whip it up for dinner tonight. It’s super kid-friendly, too! I’m writing the full recipe below – but you can also watch me make it on my story (for the next 24 hours, after then I’ll add to it my “recipes” highlights). Last night, we devoured a big bowl in my house and I’m hoping you love it as much as we did!🤗 * * In a medium bowl, mix together 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup broth, 2 tablespoons soy sauce (reduced-sodium or regular, whatever you have on hand) until everything is well combined and smooth. *Add a squirt of Sriracha or hot sauce if you like it fiery. Toss the sauce with cooked pasta (warm or room temp), and garnish with optional sliced scallions for extra flavor and color. P.S. You’ll have leftover sauce, depending on how much pasta you make. So start with less sauce and add more as you need it! #Digin #feelgoodfood
7. Amanda Freitag
This chef & TV personality shares lots of fun and tasty recipes on her Instagram, including this lovely little one for homemade hummus. Happy snacking!
8. Chloe Coscarelli
This vegan chef and author, is a pioneer in the plant-based restaurant space and her recipe for vegan matcha banana bread is just beyond!
Vegan Match Banana Bread
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#VEGAN MATCHA BANANA BREAD 🍵🍌🍵🍌 (made a brand new recipe for you guys💕) Let me know what you guys think, ok?? ✨RECIPE✨ 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon matcha powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 very ripe bananas, mashed on a plate using the back of a fork) 1 cup canned coconut milk (or other nondairy milk) ½ cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon pure almond extract (optional) 1 cup vegan chocolate chips 1/2 cup sliced almonds (or other chopped nut) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a large loaf pan and line with parchment. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, matcha, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. In a separate bowl, whisk together banana, milk, oil, vinegar, vanilla, and almond extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts, and save some to decorate the top of the batter. Fill the prepared pan evenly with batter. Sprinkle some chocolate chips and nuts on top. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out dry with a few crumbs clinging to it. Rotate the loaf halfway through baking time. Let cool completely before unmolding.