19 quick and easy recipes

If you like to experiment in the kitchen, we’ve got a treat for you! As part of our 19th birthday celebrations, we’ve handpicked 19 quick and easy recipes for you to rustle up.

Best of all, you can create each tasty dish in the FlavorStone Diamond, or as we call it, the ‘Pan That Can’. Its square shape gives you 25% more space than ordinary circular pans, so you can cook all your ingredients with ease. This pan also has a non-stick wipe clean coating and its diamond infused surface means it’s 3X tougher than most pans.

Plus, if you upgrade to the new Chef’s Collection, you get additional features and equipment including extra quick touch detachable handles. It’s an essential for every kitchen, whatever you’re cooking. Perhaps the 19 recipes we’ve listed below…

Smoked mackerel and leek hash with horseradish

Healthy, tasty and easy to make, this dish is a great choice for a weeknight meal. You only need to gather a few ingredients too, saving you time after a long day. And you can serve it in the FlavorStone Chef’s Collection casserole pot, so everyone can help themselves.


250g new potatoes, halved

2 tbsp oil

2 large leeks, thinly sliced

4 eggs

100g peppered smoked mackerel, skin removed

2 tbsp creamed horseradish

Find the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/smoked-mackerel-leek-hash-horseradish

Spicy tomato and capsicum meatball shakshuka

If you’re looking for a winter warmer with a twist, try this Middle Eastern dish. A shakshuka is a type of tomato-based stew, traditionally served in a cast iron pan. It’s spicy sauce and hearty meatballs will certainly warm your cockles and fill you up!


3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

500g beef meatballs

400g jar tomato and chilli pasta sauce

125ml (1/2 cup) Massel chicken style liquid stock

145g (2/3 cup) roasted capsicum strips, drained

4 eggs

Chobani Meze Dip Salsa Rojo, to serve

1/2 cup fresh continental parsley leaves, coarsely chopped, to serve

Crusty bread to serve

Find the recipe here: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/spicy-tomato-capsicum-meatball-shakshuka/3dUO14rD?nk=74e2a0521192876e5bbc9edce30553c4-1599041358
Curried cod

This one-pot recipe is perfect for a healthy midweek meal. Cod is a nutritious white fish that is low in fat and contains plenty of protein, vitamins and minerals. It’s easy to prepare too, and can be used in many dishes, just like this curry concoction.


1 tbsp oil

1 onion, chopped

2 tbsp medium curry powder

thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and finely grated

3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

400g can chickpeas

4 cod fillets (about 125-150g each)

zest 1 lemon, then cut into wedges

handful coriander, roughly chopped

Find the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/curried-cod

Crispy Tofu

Tofu is a popular vegan substitute for meat. It’s made from soya and is a great source of iron and calcium. If you’re looking for a quick and easy technique for making crispy tofu for stir fries or curries, this one could be for you!


14-16 ounces extra firm tofu (extra firm is important)

1 healthy pinch sea salt

1 tsp desired seasoning (such as curry powder, chili powder, tamari, tandoori spice, etc.)

1 Tbsp coconut, avocado or grape seed oil

Find the recipe here: https://minimalistbaker.com/quick-easy-crispy-tofu/


Or perhaps you’re looking for an easier, faster and healthier method for cooking your mushrooms. Then take a look at this. With the FlavorStone Chef’s Collection, you can sauté your mushrooms without any added butter or oil.


1/2 to 1 pound of fresh cremini, button, or porcini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1/4-inch thick

Sprinkle of salt (optional)

Find the recipe here: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cook_mushrooms_without_fat/

Spaghetti with nduja, fennel and olives

A fun twist on the classic spaghetti pasta dish. This recipe uses ‘nduja’, a spicy, spreadable salami paste from Calabria, Italy. It’s very similar to ‘sobrasada’ from Mallorca, Spain.


400g spaghetti

3 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced

½ fennel, halved and very thinly sliced

75g nduja or sobrasada paste (see tip)

200g tomatoes (the best you can get), chopped into chunks

75g black olives, pitted and sliced

2 tsp tomato purée

3 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle

2 tsp red wine vinegar

40g pecorino, plus extra to serve

handful basil, torn

Find the recipe here:


Pan-fried asparagus

Here’s an idea for a quick and easy side dish. With pan-fried asparagus you’re guaranteed no fuss and plenty of flavour. Why not serve it off with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese on top?


1⁄4 cup butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon coarse salt

1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced

1⁄2 lb fresh asparagus spear, trimmed

Find the recipe here: https://www.food.com/recipe/pan-fried-asparagus-248550#activity-feed

Honey garlic chicken

If you want to add some flavour to your chicken dinners, why not try this honey and garlic sauce? It should only take you 20-25 minutes (prep included) and will give your chicken a sweet and shiny glaze.


1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs/breasts

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

½ teaspoon ginger, minced

4 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons soy sauce

Find the recipe here: https://thecookingjar.com/honey-garlic-chicken-skillet/#tasty-recipes-8088

Pan-fried basa fillets with garlic potatoes recipe

Like cod, basa is full of goodness. It is a flaky white fish that’s high in protein and a great source of vitamin C. And when served with garlic potatoes, zesty chilli and coriander salsa, it makes a delicious meal.


350g (12 1/2oz) baby potatoes, quartered

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar

½ lime, zested and juiced

1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

3-4 tbsp roughly chopped coriander

1½ tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp plain flour

1 x 265g (9 1/2oz) pack skinless and boneless basa fillets

Find the recipe here: https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/pan-fried-basa-fillets-with-garlic-potatoes.html

Beef and broccoli one-pot

This is another quick and easy recipe that can be cooked in the FlavorStone. If you’d prefer an oriental taste like you get at your local takeaway, you can substitute the horseradish sauce for soy sauce and season the steak strips with Chinese five spice powder.


1 tbsp olive oil

50g unsalted cashew nuts

400g frying beef steak, cut into strips

1 large head broccoli , broken into florets

4 sticks celery , sliced

150ml beef stock (from a cube is fine)

2 tbsp horseradish sauce

2 tbsp low-fat fromage frais

Find the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/quick-beef-broccoli-one-pot

An omelette

One of the best things about an omelette, as well as it’s speediness, is that you can choose any filling that you fancy. Whether that’s meat, veg, cheese – or a combination of all three.

Find the recipe here: http://saucepankids.com/recipe/omelette/





Filling options: cheese, bacon, mushrooma

Pan-friend cinnamon bananas

Whether you’re making something special for breakfast or simply want an exciting afternoon snack, this recipe will do the trick. Plus, it’s a great way to use up your overripe bananas and it only takes 10 minutes!


2 bananas Slightly Overripe

2 tablespoons sugar (you can substitute granulated Splenda, if you like)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Find the recipe here: https://dizzybusyandhungry.com/pan-fried-cinnamon-bananas/

Seared scallops with garlic basil butter

If you’ve never had scallops before, they’re a type of shellfish and are both delicious and nutritious. They’re easy to prep and cook, too – we promise. Simply follow this recipe and you’ll soon have restaurant worthy scallops.


12 large sea scallops, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds

2 teaspoons all-purpose flour, optional, see notes

Salt and fresh ground black pepper

2 tablespoons oil, such as olive oil, avocado oil or grape seed oil

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup fresh basil leaves

3 to 4 lemon slices

Find the recipe here: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/37110/garlic-basil-seared-scallops/

Italian pan-fried tomatoes

Now this might be a typically summer dish, but these pan-friend tomatoes are a perfect appetizer or side dish if you’re having an Italian night-in. Plus, they’re vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.


6 plum/San Marzano tomatoes sliced lengthwise and seeded, small

2 tablespoons olive oil 30 grams

1 teaspoon oregano 1 gram

1 teaspoon basil 1 gram

1/4 teaspoon salt 1.4 grams

2 cloves garlic chopped

2 sprigs rosemary (leaves removed and chopped)

2 tablespoons olive oil for drizzling 30 grams

5-6 leaves fresh basil chopped

Find the recipe here: https://anitalianinmykitchen.com/italian-pan-fried-tomatoes/

Chinese pork one-pot

Soup season is upon us! If you enjoy making your own homemade soups, why not switch things up this year with an oriental broth? It’s a great alternative for your thick, hearty soups that can take some time to cook.


400g pork tenderloin, cut into long thin strips

600ml chicken stock

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder

large knob of ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks

200g pack baby leaf green quartered

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped or 1 tsp chilli flakes

bunch spring onions, whites and greens sliced

Find the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chinese-pork-one-pot

Spicy black bean tacos

This recipe is one the most colourful and fastest on our list. It’s up to you what you put in your tacos, but we’ve gone for a veggie option and chosen a spicy black bean recipe. Find out how to create your own below.


1 tbsp vegetable oil

3 garlic cloves, chopped

3 x 400g cans black beans, drained and rinsed

3 tbsp cider vinegar

1 ½ tbsp honey

1 ½ tbsp smoked paprika

1 ½ tbsp ground cumin

To serve



8-12 corn or flour tortillas

chipotle or other hot sauce

soured cream or coconut yogurt

Find the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/spicy-black-bean-tacos

Asian Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry

Want to whip up your own version of your favourite takeaway? Try this Chinese broccoli and tofu stir fry. It might take a little longer than calling the restaurant, but it’s tastes just as good and is easy to make in one big pan like the FlavorStone Diamond.


8 oz package of cubed tofu

3 tablespoons cornstarch

10 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh ginger

9 cups fresh broccoli florets

1 cup chopped green onions

white rice, for serving

Find the recipe here: https://buildyourbite.com/garlic-tofu-broccoli-skillet/

Moroccan chicken couscous with dates

This mouth-watering Moroccan chicken and couscous dish is not only bursting with flavour, it will give you a big boost of energy and help keep you fuller for longer. Check it out in the link below!


2 tbsp olive oil

500g skinless chicken thigh

140g wholewheat couscous

2 onions, sliced

4 garlic cloves, sliced

zest 2 lemons, juice of 1

350ml chicken stock

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground cinnamon

6 large dates, pitted and chopped (Medjool are nice)

50g flaked almond

small bunch parsley, chopped

Find the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/moroccan-chicken-couscous-dates

Grilled chicken

If you want to liven up your grilled chicken dishes, you have to try this zingy marinade. The balsamic-lemon-herb concoction is quick and easy to make – it should only take you 25 minutes tops! You can serve it with potatoes, rice or as part of a salad.


1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Find the recipe here: https://damndelicious.net/2015/06/22/easy-grilled-chicken/