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Bring out the kitchen goddess in you while self-quarantining with these easy-to-prepare dishes

This story was updated on July 16, 2020

Since most of us are still hunkering down at home, we might as well pick up a few more life skills, and eat well at the same time. Of course, you can have food from your favourite restaurants delivered to your home, but if you feel like stepping up your cooking game, here are a few celebrity chefs' go-to recipes that were also shared on Instagram. They are meant to be simple, giving you the opportunity to master some basic skills and gain more confidence in your cooking. 

(Related: Le Bristol Paris’ Chef Éric Fréchon Shares Simple Recipes to Try With Your Kids)

1. Gordon Ramsay's 10-Minute Stir-Fry

The good thing about this recipe is its versatility, so you can adjust the recipe based on whatever vegetables you have in the fridge.  It appears the amount required is flexible. As such, seasoned to taste and taste often.  


Ground beef
Leftover rice
Red onion
Red and yellow pepper
Snow peas
Spring onions/scallions
Bok choy
Soy sauce
Fish sauce (optional)

2. Eric Ripert's Two-in-One Lentil And Salmon Dish

You can cook the lentils and eat them on their own or with another meat of fish. If you do without the lardons and fish, this is still a tasty vegetarian dish.


1 salmon
1 pound (about 450g) of lentils
1 carrot, diced
5 cloves of garlic
1 small onion
Chicken stock (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

3. Pierre Hermé's Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Recipe

The secret to making this sumptuous cake is to use high-quality chocolate. And this version by the world's most famous pastry chef uses Valrhona's premium Guanaja chocolate.


250g soft butter at room temperature
180g sugar
200g eggs
70g sifted flour
250g melted chocolate

4. Dominique Ansel's French Yoghurt Cake

This is another really easy cake recipe that needs only yoghurt and a few pantry staples. If you don't have a measuring cup, use the yoghurt container.


1 container (7oz) yoghurt (plain full fat or Greek yoghurt)
2 (yoghurt) containers flour
1 (yoghurt) container sugar
1/2 a (yoghurt) container olive oil or vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

5. Thomas Keller's Salmon And Spinach

This is a quick and easy recipe that only needs one cookware.


2 pcs salmon (with the skin off)
1 bowl spinach
Olive oil

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