As a young adult in the 21st century, cooking healthy, picturesque meals has become a prerequisite for everyday life.


Most of us would love nothing more than to whip up the latest Nigella feast but between our 10-hour work days and the abysmal traffic that holds us captive for hours on end, we just don’t have the time. Even Jaimie’s 15-minute meals end up taking longer than they should and we usually don’t have all of the ingredients either!


In this post, we list a few recipes that can be made quickly, won’t break the bank and will be sure to look incredible and garner you the ever-important ‘likes’ that will make your meals Facebook and Instagram official!


Let’s start with some simple salads, shall we?


Quinoa Salad with Feta and Chia Seeds

This healthy and delicious Quinoa Salad is tossed with feta, toasted chia seeds, tomatoes, and mint. So much fresh flavour is in this easy side dish!




Courgette, Feta and Butter Bean Salad

A crisp and light green salad to accompany a braai or a main dish.




Jewelled pilaf

A salad that is bold enough as a light meal or a shining side.



Green Bean & Avocado Quinoa Salad

This monochromatic salad has fun with all kinds of flavour and textures, thanks to fresh green beans, avocado, mint, rocket and pistachios.



OK, salads done! Let’s have a look at some delicious mains…


Grilled Chicken with Caramelized Lemon and Tahini Dressing

A zesty summer favourite that serves four and can be made in under 30 minutes.




Hake nuggets with potato chips

No more local Chippy for you or your mates, this one is a winner!



Fast Fiesta Mexican Ravioli

This 20-minute, 5 ingredient Ravioli dish will become a firm staple after just one helping.



The Ultimate Gourmet Bacon and Cheeseburger

The home-made burger that’ll make you forget about Burger King and MacDonald’s forever.



Parmesan crumbed pork schnitzels

A quick and simple meal that’ll impress even the biggest neigh sayers.




Dessert doesn’t have to be complicated or on special occasions only!


Peanut Butter-Banana V’ice Cream

No dairy. No eggs. Yet a flavour and texture everyone will love.




Nutella mug cakes

Have your cake and have it fast!




Easy pear and Caramel Trifel

Enjoy this decadence on your own in individual portions or make a huge bowl and share the love.



3-ingredient desserts

Summer desserts as easy as 1, 2, 3!




There you have it, a few sure-fire winners that will not only be quick to make and taste amazing but they’ll definitely get the thumbs up from all your guests, in person and online!


Bon Appétit,

The Point Team x




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