Whether you’re busy, lazy or unorganized, if you’re not cooking your own meals it’s probably got to do with time. The funny thing is, you can sometimes make yourself a meal in less time than it takes to go order it.
The New York Times’ Mark Bittman has a whopping 101 meals you can whip up in 10 minutes or less. They range from things as simple as eggs and asparagus to Gazpacho.
Gazpacho: Combine one pound tomatoes cut into chunks, a cucumber peeled and cut into chunks, two or three slices stale bread torn into pieces, a quarter-cup olive oil, two tablespoons sherry vinegar and a clove of garlic in a blender with one cup water and a couple of ice cubes. Process until smooth, adding water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper, then serve or refrigerate, garnished with anchovies if you like, and a little more olive oil.
Just remember you don’t make friends with salad.