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Cooking is fun and cheaper than getting delivery every day, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to cook. We can get stuck in a rut or just need some inspiration. Sometimes it’s just hard to find the time to cook. This is where an unlikely source comes in handy: ICT Tac. There are tons of quick and easy cooking tips and recipes on the app.
Even though TikTok is one of the new social media platforms that just launched in 2016, its level of engagement is high. It belongs to the Chinese company ByteDance. The platform is kind of like a shortened version of YouTube. It allows users to share short videos of whatever is on their mind. So when you’re looking for cooking inspiration, there’s a ton of content on the site. To make it easier for you, we’ve researched and compiled a list of our ten favorite easy recipes on TikTok when you need cooking inspiration.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I can’t find something to cook, I always default to eggs. I always have them on hand and they are a good source of protein. This rotation of pesto on the eggs elevates them considerably. It was originally posted by Amy Wilichowski (@amywilichowski). It’s quite simple to cook eggs in pesto and add goat cheese. Put that on toast and you have a meal that will rival the best brunch in town.
Baked feta pasta
This viral recipe became famous via Finland by two bloggers @liemessa in 2019 and @tiiupiret in 2018. It made the jump to TikTok and caused a shortage of feta cheese blocks in stores at the height of its popularity. This recipe is the height of fashion and is so simple to make. Simply cook a block of feta cheese with tomatoes, basil and garlic. Add pasta and viola to it, you’re an Italian chef.
Oreo cake in a cup
If you ever crave something sweet but don’t want to bake a big cake for yourself, mug cakes are the way to go. This recipe puts an Oreo twist on the classic mug cake. It’s so simple with just two ingredients: milk and oreos. Perfect for when those chocolate cravings strike suddenly and you need something quick.
Another great mug cake recipe is the cinnamon roll in a mug. Homemade cinnamon rolls are such a labor-intensive task that it’s nice to have a simpler alternative. Some tips for this recipe include using a smaller cup and butter or cooking spray to keep the sides from sticking to the cup. Before starting the recipe, gather all your ingredients to make the cooking process smoother.
Elote Sweet Corn Ribs
Corn is a great summer or really any time of the year. Raise your corn game with this simple recipe inspired by Elote street corn. This recipe is the perfect side dish for barbecues. As a bonus, because you’re cutting off the corncob, you won’t have the cords stuck between your teeth. To win. To win.
Boil the eggs
Another great egg recipe this time with boiled eggs. You can decide how hard or soft they are cooked based on your individual preferences. What sets this dish apart from the average plain boiled egg is the sauce. It is a twist on the traditional seafood boil concept. The sauce uses Cajun spices to achieve its flavor.
Cloud Bread is a lovely dreamy cake-like bread that tastes like an egg marshmallow. There are only three ingredients: egg whites, sugar and cornstarch. The key to this recipe is whipping the egg whites into submission. The easiest way to achieve this is with an electric mixer, although this is possible with just a whisk and an incredible amount of willpower. You can customize the color and flavor by adding to this recipe as well.
Dalgona or whipped coffee
If you’re looking to give your morning a makeover or even make a coffee-themed dessert, dalgona coffee also known as whipped coffee is for you. This easy-to-prepare recipe lets you whisk together equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water for deliciousness. You can modify the recipe to your liking by using caffeinated coffee or decaffeinated coffee according to your preference. You can make this keto recipe using granulated erythritol or monk fruit sweetener instead of sugar.
Bacon is delicious but most of the time it’s cooked in a pan with sizzling fat that has to be turned constantly. It’s both messy and time-consuming. This method of cooking bacon is much simpler and less messy. You simply twist your bacon and put it in the oven to cook. This frees you up to prepare other delicious brunch dishes and saves you valuable cleaning time. Why didn’t we think of that sooner?
If you’re bored with regular mimosas or just want to change things up with the seasons, try apple cider mimosas. These are a perfect fall idea. They would also be a great addition to a Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving gathering. The recipe is very simple: just replace your orange juice with apple cider, then add the sparkling wine or champagne of your choice. Bubbles make any occasion whimsical.
TikTok might seem like a silly app for teens to make music videos, but trust us, it can be so much more. The ten recipes on this list will help you create a simple culinary masterpiece.