Homemade cookies, popcorn and pesto ... think you can't? Oh yes, you can!
Not much beats a biccie dunked in tea, but hang on a minute … is that ingredients list for real? These homemade cookies have just 5 ingredients and are ready in under 30 minutes. Time to get baking.
If you can squash an avocado, you can make guacamole. No ripe avocados? No problem. Leave unripe ones alongside some bananas and they'll soften up in no time.
Homemade croutons make even a basic salad look sophisticated, and they're simple to make: just fry some stale bread with a little oil and seasoning. Make your own creamy salad dressing too with 1 tbsp oil, 1/2 tbsp vinegar, 2 tbsp crème fraîche and a tsp of mustard. Sorted.
Who doesn't love a mid-afternoon muffin? These beauties can be baked in just 35 minutes, so there's no excuse not to ... Just make sure you use muffin cases (not cupcake cases) so they don't overflow!
Speedy salsa. All you need is 10 minutes, some pomodorini cherry tomatoes and a dash of balsamic vinegar and you're ready to dip!
OK, it's never going to be a healthier option, but this homemade version uses dark brown muscavado sugar for an extra fudgy flavour and butter, avoiding nasty hydrogenated oils.
Soup, AKA 'a hug in a mug'. Trust us, homemade is far souperior (sorry) to cans and packets. Whiz up your own for a much fresher flavour or to use up those wrinkly veggies at the back of the fridge.
There's no denying ready-made sauces make life easier, but make a vat of this gorgeous homemade tomato sauce, freeze it in portions and you've got a go-to dinner staple which is perfect for pasta, meatballs or even a pizza topping.
Watching kernels pop can sometimes be as exciting as a movie (unless it's got Ryan Gosling in it – or maybe that's just us). Give yours a twist with a sprinkle of grated cheese and paprika, or a dusting of icing sugar for something sweet.