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Simple, Easy, Lazy Recipes

I like food. You guys know that I love food. I hadn’t done a recipe post in a little while and when I asked you guys what kind of recipes you all wanted you said simple easy lazy recipes. So, I decided to write a post to share them with you! 

All of these recipes are incredibly easy to make and have vegan modifications (you’re welcome!). A lot of you ask me about vegan food and eats and tend to enjoy those posts. Do you want me to write a post sharing my favorite vegan food blogs and YouTube channels? I typically get my inspiration from them!
Anyways… on to the food!

The Unabridged Sass Parfait

I have done a parfait recipe before, but this one is my current favorite. It’s super delicious and the perfect sweet snack! Every time I hear the word parfait, I think about the movie Shrek where Donkey is highkey obsessing over them.

It is imperative that you use plain Greek yogurt. Well… not really, y’all can do whatever you want but I think plain Greek yogurt is so much more creamy and thick than flavored Greek yogurt! The creaminess reminds me of Vietnamese yogurt, which is always delicious.

You will need: 

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Sugar
  • Raw honey (you can use normal)
  • Granola
  • Blackberries
  1. Mix your Greek yogurt with a bit of sugar so that it’s sweet to your taste.
  2. Put a layer of granola. I use Bear Naked.
  3. Toss your berries in on top, and drizzle your raw honey on the very top!

If you are vegan: use a vegan yogurt, vegan sugar (normal sugar isn’t vegan sometimes because they put animal bones!), granola that is vegan, and agave syrup! Honey is not vegan.

Lazy Pizza Dip

Okay, this dip doesn’t look very pretty but it’s incredibly easy and fast. And who doesn’t love a hot, cheesy dip? It’s almost as good as the real thing. I’m not going to lie you and tell you that it’s better than pizza… cause it’s not. But it’s a little healthier because we use light whipped cream cheese, vegetable pasta sauce, and light cheese! But also not healthy cause you know… cheese. It tastes yummy with pita chips, bread, pretzels… almost anything!

Please do not make this dip and waste it on celery. That’s what your tuna salad is for y’all.

I once dated this guy who hated pizza. I feel like that was a red flag… that he hated pizza! And we live in Chicago which is home to the best pizzas. 

You will need: 

  • Light whipped cream cheese (whipped is easier to spread!)
  • Seasonings (I use salt, cayenne, pepper)
  • Vegetable pasta sauce (meat sauce turns out weird)
  • Cheese
  1. Using a bowl or dish place a layer of cream cheese on the bottom.
  2. Put a layer of pasta sauce.
  3. Season.
  4. Put cheese on top.
  5. Microwave for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  6. Yes, you can make this in the oven. This is the lazy version, so I shared the microwave recipe!

If you are vegan: use a vegan cream cheese and shredded vegan cheese! Or a chickpea/nutritional yeast blend instead of vegan cream cheese. Puréed tofu is also a decent vegan CC sub.

Gnocchi

Gnocchi is so easy to make! The first time I made this, I added too much potato (aka not enough flour) and my gnocchi dough was sticky and weird. You want to add enough flour to the point where it is literally a DOUGH.

This gnocchi tastes good with any sauce. Pesto, vegetable, anything! They’re like little pillowy lumps of deliciousness. And they’re made with potato, which means they have to be phenom! You can use any potato–sweet, purple, black, russet. Just don’t use the cute little roasting ones because that’ll be a waste. Russet works the best. 

You will need

  • Two potatoes
  • Flour
  1. Puncture potatoes with a fork, and place on a dish. Cover and microwave for about 5 minutes or until potatoes are cooked. When they’re done and fluffy, mash them!
  2. (You can also boil your potatoes but if you do, DO NOT PEEL THEM BEFOREHAND. All the starch will be released into the water and your gnocchi dough will not stick together!)
  3. Apply flour to a cutting board, and then place the mashed potato on top. Add flour at 1/4 cup intervals, kneading in-between and mixing components. Stop once you have a dough. Not thick mashed potatoes but a DOUGH. Your dough shouldn’t fall apart.
  4. Roll out gnocchi, and cut off little bits. You can make them into pillow shapes or little ovals with a fork!
  5. Once they’re done you can either boil them to cook them or freeze them! If you freeze them you can cook them later.
  6. To cook: boil water, it should be salty like your ex boyfriend. Add your gnocchi and once they float, cook them for a minute longer!

Vegan modification: This recipe is vegan as-is! Yay!

The Unabridged Sass Grilled Cheese

Okay, I know what y’all are thinking. “Chrissey is giving us a grilled cheese recipe when hers looks flat AF.” Okay. I’m lactose intolerant so I can’t put that much cheese! But I promise you, it’ll be oeey gooey delicious once you make it because you’ll be able to add the normal amount of cheese!

The secret to this grilled cheese is mayo on the inside. People are always going on about how put mayo on the outside makes the best grilled cheese but the secret is mayo on the inside. It helps your cheese melt and turn melty, gooey, and delicious. Trust me.

You will need

  • Butter
  • Two slices of brown bread
  • Pesto
  • Mayo
  • Shredded cheese (I like a Parmesan/mozzarella mix)
  1. Put mayo on one slice of bread, and pesto on the other. 
  2. Put shredded cheese on one slice and then put the two pieces together. Be generous, unless you’re lactose intolerant like me. Then you can be a little stingy.
  3. Melt butter in a hot pan and then place your sandwich in the pan.
  4. Make a grilled cheese. TBH y’all should know how to make a grilled cheese without me explaining it. Make sure it’s crispy and brown.
  5. Cut in a triangle cause that’s the only way to eat grilled cheese!

Vegan modification: Use vegetable oil spread or Earth Balance. No Olive oil. Use vegan pesto or another spread of your choice, and daiya cheese shreds. Trader Joe’s makes my favorite sliced vegan bread.

I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe post! I will be posting my recipe for homemade wontons soon and my two favorite chickpea recipes. Including that sandwich I’m always eating on Twitter!

What’s your favorite simple easy lazy recipe?

Chrissey

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10 Comments

  1. zeemazee says

    That pizza dip looks delicious. But I don’t think I’d want to put cream cheese in it (not really fond of it)

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    • It melts together so you can’t really taste it! I’d sub that for maybe sour cream then? Or plain Greek yogurt? Or omit it and just use the sauce and cheese!

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    • They’re all super simple too! I love berries too, and love them with my yogurt! They’re so refreshing and perfect for summer.

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  2. A few things: 1. That pizza dip sounds deeeee-licious! I will definitely be trying that for my next girls night because my husband does not like pizza- gasp! I know! I married him anyways though. 😉 We are also in the Chicagoland area! How did I not know that before? 🙂 2. I am definitely making that grilled cheese this week. I never thought to add pesto– can you say yum! This post just got me super excited about going grocery shopping. 😉

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    • It always baffles me when people from Chicago don’t like pizza because it’s the BEST. I love Giordano’s deep dish and Lou’s thin crust (SO buttery). And of course… the pizza pot pie at Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder! The dip is REALLY good and if you’re trying to be a little healthy you can add spinach to your sauce! I’ve also made it with alfredo instead of a veg sauce to make a “white pizza dip” and it’s also yum! And I hope you enjoy the grilled cheese! The pesto provides the PERFECT twist! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and you have to tell me how the recipes work out for you… and if you have any modifications!!

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    • I always need lazy recipes hahaha. These are all super simple! I hope that your week has been going well, and thank you for sharing! Have a great rest of your week!

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