Three ‘I’m Not Cooking Today!’ Recipes

I wouldn’t say I’m dramatic when I’m suffering from a cold, but let’s just say my energy is down; therefore, I may not want to communicate with my stove. So my recent visit to cough and sniffle land got me thinking that I need to have some additional “I’m not cooking today!” recipes on deck.

The recipes wouldn’t just be for the occasional sick day; the purpose would also extend to the “I just don’t wanna” day as well. Now, I’m not advocating being lazy but, sometimes you just need a day. I found a few goodies so feel free to add these to your list too.

Antipasti Salad

The Italians had it right. What a way to start off the meal! Just get some fresh veggies, cured meat, cheese, olives and a vinaigraitte and you’re in business. Here’s a recipe for antipasti salad from

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Pesto and Prosciuitto Zucchini Linguini

When the warmer weather hits, the last thing you want is to be bogged down with the heaviness of carbs. Pick up some zucchini linguini or use a spiralizer. Here’s the best part…you don’t have to cook it. Keep it light with this Pesto and Prosciuitto Zucchini Linguini recipe from

Photo Credit: Arctic Peninsula (Flickr)
Cucumber Avocado Blender Soup

Gazpacho gets a lot of the shine but there are other cold soups you can enjoy as well. What happens when that fresh crisp taste of cucumber blends with the creamy, earthy, buttery taste of avocado? You get a rich, but not too heavy, flavor palette. Try the Cucumber Avocado Blender Soup recipe from

Photo Credit: s’4’s World (Flickr)

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