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    35 Things For People Who Love Food But Hate Cooking

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    1. Pre-made simmer sauces that'll really zhuzh up that plain chicken breast you have thawing in the sink. Seriously, just dump that sauce on it once it's cooked in the pan! (Psst, they're also Keto- and Paleo-friendly but IMO don't taste like it.)

    cast iron pan with the Thai Coconut Sauce cooking with chicken and bok choy
    Amazon

    I've tried nearly all of these sauces and can vouch they dress up all kinds of stuff. If you're craving some takeout food you're too lazy to replicate at home, some of these (esp the Thai Coconut Sauce that's shown here) will help you get some of that taste without buying a million ingredients.

    Promising review: "These sauces are magic. A high end trick added to our meal prep. Really tasty options. We have been doing meal prep for quite a while and the salt and pepper meals where getting old. We tried to incorporate skillet sauces into our meals and tried all the brands out there. They were ok but not very healthy. When I saw these on Amazon I had to try them (Keto and Paleo Certified) and they taste amazing. Now we have a different flavor each and every day and we can still keep the diet." —Fernando Pimentel

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15 (available in a variety of combos).

    2. Or The Omsom Bundle, which is really just fancy talk for flavorful Asian dish starters (aka, the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings) to keep stashed in your pantry for heavy lifting. Each comes with recipes you can easily follow along. Just add protein and veggies!

    Omsom

    Cofounders and sisters Vanessa and Kim Pham started Omsom after stints at startups and in consulting. As the kids of Vietnamese refugees, they were inspired by all the from-scratch Viet dinners they watched their mom cook growing up. With Omsom, they aim to bring lots of flavor to your pantry with their pantry starters that'll help you make some amaaaazing Asian dishes. Each starter serves two to three people. (Fantastic news for lazy people like me that buy a spice once, and then let it expire.)

    This bundle will give you some major kick for your buck. It includes the entire Omsom collection of 6 cuisines with 12 starters total, including: 1 Southeast Asian Omsom Sampler with Vietnamese, Thai, + Filipino starters and 1 East Asian Omsom Sampler with Japanese, Korean, + Chinese starters.Promising review: "Delicious and easy dinner. I love the flavors because they are nostalgic and delicious and make meal time a breeze with my kids." —Suzanne R.

    Get it from Omsom for $55.

    3. A couple of pot minders to prevent some spill over that always seems to ruin a cooking session, even if you fully recover after!

    pot on stove with the pot minder stopping water from boiling over
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Are you a terrible cook? If you are, buy this! I can't cook. Every time I try to boil something, it's EVERYWHERE. These things are a lifesaver." —jenna

    Get a set of one small and one large from Amazon for $16.99.

    4. And a splatter guard so when you turn up the heat just a bit too high all is not lost and you're not caught with piping-hot sauce all over your hands and clothes.

    the frywall in a pot of marinara sauce keeping it from splattering
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a game-changer for my attitude toward pan-frying foods — especially fish. I no longer worry about oil and juices splattering all over the stove and surrounding floor. It's also very handy to use when sautéing leafy greens, since the 'wall' adds height and keeps the greens from escaping as you stir. We've put it through the dishwasher several times already, and the fact that it folds up makes storage so much easier." —Kathryn A. Riggs

    Get it from Amazon for $24.60.

    5. A variety pack of A Dozen Cousins ready-to-eat seasoned beans, an extremely tasty recipe of a dinner staple. You only have to put the bag in the microwave for 60 seconds, which'll help you concentrate on the other parts of your meal. (I recently mixed the Trini Chickpea Curry with leftover rice for a super satisfying weekday lunch.)

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    The founder based his flavorful creations off his own Creole, Caribbean, and Latin kitchen.

    Promising review: "Who writes a review about beans? Somebody who loves beans but had given up on them, until now. This is a great product. Canned beans from my local supermarket are always a disappointment so I stopped getting them. I don't have time to cook beans myself but A Dozen Cousins beans are fresh and taste terrific. I am trying to eat healthier and these are a great way to do that. I've been trying to avoid packaged, processed foods but the natural ingredients make these different. I can feel good about eating them. The beans are whole and not mashed up like in cans. All of the varieties are seasoned well and versatile. I've had them on their own, in salads and in wrap sandwiches. I'm really happy to have found these and hope they continue to add new flavors and products. Do yourself a favor and order some. You won't regret it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $24.99.

    6. SoCu Kitchen pancake and waffle mix — this one is lemon and blueberry! — for when that breakfast-for-dinner craving hits and assembling pancake mix from your pantry goods is too much effort. (Also, this'll taste drastically better.)

    stack of pancakes with lemon peels and blueberries
    @southernculturefoods / Via instagram.com

    SoCu Kitchen is a Black-owned biz. Founder Erica got to work on her delicious creations after a trip to the grocery store in pursuit of pancake ingredients turned into a $30 bill. She appeared on CNBC's the Profit and has since paired up with Marcus Lemonis to license her goods. Her fried chicken mix is currently sold out, but keep on the lookout for it.

    Get the Meyer Lemon Blueberry Pancake and Waffle Mix from SoCu Kitchen for $7.99 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal available).

    7. A holy grail Instant Pot that, OK yes, I know you've seen in BuzzFeed shopping stories frequently BUT the Amazon reviews are full of people who are bad cooks but have turned around their skills thanks to this beaut. Plus, it won't heat up your kitchen like the oven!

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    It works as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, sous vide, sterilizer and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out our full review of the Instant Pot and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! Several friends got an Instant Pot for Christmas and were gushing about it all over Facebook. I finally bit the bullet and bought one, and I have used it almost every day since I got it. That's saying something, because I hate to cook. Easy to use, stylish, and versatile. I commute 80 miles round trip every day for work, and would find myself hitting a fast-food drive-thru on the way home because I'd be too tired to cook. Having this Instant Pot has changed all of that. There's very little I can't make with this in 30 min or less. It 'bakes' potatoes, 'boils' eggs, makes perfect rice, sautes, and has a slow cooker feature. And clean up is a breeze, because it's just one pot. There are a lot of YouTube videos that demonstrate how to use the pot, and you can find a lot of easy recipes online (Pinterest, Facebook, etc.). I loved mine so much, I bought one for my step-daughter and one for my cousin too!" —LilGracie

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in three sizes).

    8. And some slow-cooker liners to make cleanup a total cinch. Sometime a super easy cleanup can help motivate yourself to cook (or maybe that's just me).

    the liners in a slower cooker dividing into two sections with two kinds of dip
    Amazon

    I use these and they're THE BEST.

    Get a box of six liners from Amazon for $2.94.

    9. And Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook so you can get cracking on a series of very easy, extremely tasty Instant Pot recipes.

    the cookbook cover
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this book for a Christmas gift for my dad, who taught me the joy of food as a child and just bought an Instant Pot last week [and hopefully isn't reading these reviews spoiling the surprise]. There's a ton of variety, everything is beautifully photographed, and I can already tell I'm going to LOVE going over to my parents' house for dinner when Dad uses my gift. UPDATE: Dad's been cooking up a storm, so much that he's been pawning off food on his and my mom's siblings as well because he wants to try more dishes than just the two of them can possibly eat. My aunt and uncle went over for a dinner [cooked in the Instant Pot, of course] and my aunt, the main chef of the family before my Dad started trying to take her title, ended up glued to their couch reading the cookbook cover-to-cover to get ideas for her future meals too. It's definitely a hit in my family!" —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.61.

    10. A car vent dip clip so you're always prepared for a seriously saucey situation on the go because sometimes (scratch that, MANY times) it's just easier to hit up the drive-thru then heat up the oven.

    reviewer dipping fry into sauce that's placed in the dip clip and attached to car vent
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    Promising review: "Very useful! I love that the cup is removable so if you have one of those giant Chick-fil-A ketchup cups, it can sit within the holder without the added cup, but a smaller sauce like from Wendy’s can sit inside the additional cup so it won’t fall through." —catherine

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.49 (available in three colors).

    11. A rapid egg cooker to help you nail down a protein source in lots of different ways! Or just fix yourself a big batch of deviled eggs, which IMO could make for a great dinner. I for one have yet to master a hard-boiled egg and know there are others out there!

    the egg cooker making poached eggs
    Amazon

    It makes poached, soft-, medium-, and hard-boiled eggs, and omelets.

    Promising review: "I love hard-boiled eggs for protein especially when I’m on the go as a student/worker but it’s hard to wait for the water to boil then put In the eggs and get ready all at the same time. This cooker is amazing!! Saves me time, it’s quick and I don’t have to watch it while it cooks I can go get ready and then I hear a loud buzzer notifying me when the eggs are done! (The buzzer is really loud sounds like a basketball game buzzer) I was surprised how fast the eggs cooked and was afraid they were still raw." —OnAJourney

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five colors).

    12. A pair of herb scissors that'll help you go from zero to chopped herbs in a few mere secs.

    scissors with multiple blades chopping green onions
    Amazon

    Chopping scallions, basil, and other flavorful ingredients is tedious, but they deserve better than bland food. And there's a cleaning comb built into the storage cover to make removing any herbs that are stuck in the blades a breeze!

    Promising review: "These scissors are the best tool ever! Instead of chopping up my fresh herbs and scraping them into whatever dish I'm making — I just hold the herbs over the dish and clip away. Fast, convenient, no mess, no fuss. In the morning, when I'm preparing a fresh salad to take to work, instead of having to drag out the knife and cutting board I just snip the fresh basil into the salad. If you flip the cover of the scissors around, the slotted side slides out the bits stuck in the scissors. Quick, easy and no waste. Love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

    13. An excellent chef's knife to help you cut up those whole ingredients with finesse so that's one less thing you've gotta worry about. ICYMI, cutting with dull knives is extremely dangerous!

    person using the knife to thinly slice a tomato
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was a butcher for years and always used good knives for my work. Now, I love to cook but can't afford pricey knives. I saw the other reviews here and was very skeptical. After using this knife for two months as my main kitchen knife, I couldn't be any more impressed with it. I use and abuse it, throw it in the dishwasher and use it and abuse it again, and it keeps coming back for more. I use it on bone-in meats, veggies, tomatoes... whatever, and it retains its edge and still looks brand new. I haven't had to sharpen it at all yet, and it is still razor-sharp. I highly recommend it." —HSHS Dad

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49+ (available in eight colors and several sizes/types).

    14. And a bamboo cutting board with color-coded mats so you don't have to keep washing the same cutting board over and over again while you're just cooking one dang meal. Oh and the mats? They're dishwasher-safe.

    The cutting board with seven interchangeable colored mats
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It helps me keep my kitchen mess-free and saves me from unnecessary washing up of the board all the time during cooking. I don't have to maintain different cutting boards for different food items too." —A2Z

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    15. Or a produce dicer to transform those whole veggies you purchase to buy you extra time between grocery trips into the chopped wonders you can also buy at the grocery store BUT go bad lightning fast. Also, chopping up ingredients reaalllly slows down meal prep when you accept defeat and decide to cook.

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    Oh and people say using this helps prevents tears from chopping onions! But if you really wanna play offense on onions, you can put 'em in the freezer for a bit before chopping to keep the tears at bay.

    Promising review: "I love this veggie chopper. I often use it to make veggie soups and to make hash browns with onions and peppers. (Before this I would view that as far too much work due to the need to chop everything so finely.) I also use it to make zucchini spiral noodles for veggie 'spaghetti.' I appreciate the fact that it is easy to store the spare parts inside the spiralizer. Also, the brush is handy for cleaning." —SLC

    Get it from Amazon for $23.97.

    16. A Rapid Ramen Cooker from Shark Tank that'll transform a brick of noods into the base for a delish meal in just three minutes in the microwave! 'Tis time to put that ramen you've been hoarding in the pantry to tasty use.

    the cooker with ramen ingredients in it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "God's ramen cooker. This thing may seem like just an ordinary Tupperware, but I assure you it will blow that thin plastic garbage out of the water. It retains heat amazingly and does not bend or falter under extreme temperatures. I'm a college student and I have never felt such joy from making ramen in my small dorm microwave, for a 900-watt I recommend five minutes. Buy this product if you live and breathe air, because it is beautiful." —Theron

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98 (available in red or black).

    17. Or if you wanna elevate your pantry old faithful, a Sun Noodle “Tantanmen” ramen kit to ensnare that restaurant taste for a mere short trip from your couch to microwave back to couch.

    bowl of ramen
    Sun Noodle

    Founder Hidehito Uki moved to Hawaii from Japan in 1981 with one suitcase and a noodle machine. He met with prospective customers and took their feedback to create perfectly customized noodles for different restaurants. Hidehito met his wife Keiko at the okazuya (Japanese delicatessen) she owned down the street from his noodle factory. And it's been delicious magic since then.

    Sun Noodle recently partnered with Momofuku for some Spicy Korean Ramen kits that are, of course, sold out now. BUT Sun Noodle has other delicious kits worth your time and slurps. This particular spicy sesame ramen kit balances spicy heat and creaminess thanks to sesame paste. This ain't your standard block of ramen. But also, they're priced so well that they're still super budget-friendly!

    Get two servings from Sun Noodle for $4.99.

    18. A family size air fryer with an auto-shutoff so you don't overcook that juicy rotisserie chicken. Also, just google "air fryer recipe" and actually feel yourself get excited about what you can make in this appliance!

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    Promising review: "We are really loving this air-fryer! The large basket size makes it perfect for even cooking, even for one or two people. I’m happy that I bought the larger size instead of the 3.7 qt. My husband is a meat eater, and I am not. We cook different foods for most meals. It’s easy to just wash it quickly in between, although adding a sheet of aluminum foil to the bottom of the pan enables us to just wash the basket between foods, since otherwise we would need to wait for the unit to cool down." —Wanda Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in four colors).

    19. A rotating countertop oven for ~evenly~ cooking all sorts of frozen goodies. (Aka NOT overcooking, thanks to a timer!)

    rotating oven that cooks frozen food
    Amazon

    Like I needed another reason to ingest more Digiorno's. Don't @ me. It's good.

    Promising review: "When I saw the first Pizzazz come out on the market my first reaction was 'Great! Another novelty kitchen gadget. Yeah, I will pass on that one.' Years later, my faithful counter toaster oven dies. Too weak for toasts, I did cook lots of meals for one or two in there without warming up the house, which is desirable during the Arizona summer. As I was researching some models with the desired features, the great reviews on this came up, and I was wondering why so many seemed to love it. We rarely eat pizza or anything fried for that matter. I use my oven to bake and broil lean proteins and vegetables. It turns out, it does that just fine! So far I have cooked chicken and fish filets, stuffed salmon, stuffed mushrooms, refrigerated cinnamon rolls, pizza, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, melted cheese on top of broccoli and cauliflower, and of course, I make great sandwich melts from time to time. It works wonders for warming up buns for burgers or pulled pork sandwiches. I love that you can add the ingredients as food cooks and you can monitor progress easily. The disc is easy to clean but I often use parchment paper for speedy cleaning." —Anania

    Get it from Amazon for $53.89.

    20. A sous vide cooker to mind your food and make a cheap cut of steak taste like something from a fancy restaurant.

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    ically, sous vide cooking requires *vacuum sealing your food and immersing it in water for consistent cooking temps that'll have you regret all those years you weren't doing it. Go ahead, take a gander at sous vide recipes so good you'll side eye your oven. Now wipe the drool from your chin.

    Promising review: "My husband cooked perfectly medium rare steak today from package to plate in under three hours! Easy to use, clamp helps to use it with conventional curved cooking pots. Motorized water circulation ensures even distribution of hot water even in a large container! Steak was a perfect medium rare for me, rare pink juicy meat in the center, evenly colored but no excessive runny red juices. Texture is even throughout! Which is incredible! No chewy tough ends or corners. He cooked a couple of Costco strip steaks, with uneven thickness...still perfect medium rare through and through!" —ghalib manjurr

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    21. Freshly pre-cooked meals can help sub in for other grab 'n' go lunches you can shove in the microwave for something that doesn't *taste* like a microwave meal.

    plate of Truffled Mushroom Steak with Spinach & Wild Grain Sauté
    @getfreshly / Via instagram.com

    I've tried these myself (they really don't taste like microwave meals!) and my coworker Mallory Mower SWEARS by them. Plus I'm sure one of my neighbors lives off of them judging by the weekly box sitting in our apartment building lobby. Plus they even come in a microwave-ready tray because sometimes you cannot be bothered to get out a real plate.

    Get them from Freshly for $11.49/meal for four meals a week, $9.49/meal for six meals a week, $8.99/meal for nine meals a week, or $8.49/meal for twelve meals a week.

    Check out similar recipes to the Truffled Mushroom Steak with Spinach & Wild Grain Sauté featured above and current menu selections here.

    22. Or Splendid Spoon if you're plant-based to help you fast-forward through the meal prep thanks to their ready-to-eat smoothies, soups, and bowls. They're even appetizing enough to lure in the most avid beef eaters!

    plate of Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Noodles
    @splendid spoon / Via instagram.com

    I've also had the pleasure of trying out this meal kit. I found the meatless bowls pretty filling for lunch, though I had to season it more to my personal liking. (I really like to season food and find that I prefer more seasoning than recipes often recommend. Blame my Southern mama.) The smoothies are really tasty and for the ~week that I tried out the service, I woke up looking forward to trying the new one each morn!

    Meal types offered: everything is plant-based, and gluten- and GMO-free; smoothies for breakfast, and soups, noodles, and bowls for lunch and dinnerWhat does it include? Pre-made smoothies ready to drink, noodles, and bowls and soups you can heat if you'd like.

    Where is it delivered? The continental U.S.

    Prices: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Reset plan for $185 with five smoothies, five soup and grain bowls, five noodles, and five light soups weekly; Breakfast + Lunch + Reset plan for $135 with with five smoothies, five bowls, and five light soups weekly; Breakfast + Lunch plan for $95 for five smoothies, and five soup and grain bowls weekly; Lunch plan for $65 with five soup and grain bowls weekly; Breakfast plan for $65 with five smoothies weekly

    Check out similar items to the Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Noodles featured above here.

    23. *Reusable* toaster bags to help you achieve peak sandwich at home without firing up the stovetop *or* catching your toaster on fire! Gotta love a hot sandwich for dinner!

    toaster with a sandwich in the bag sticking out of it
    Amazon

    These are also a fan favorite for families with members who have Celiac disease or other food sensitivities.

    Promising review: "Unless you are a 'foodie' and need to grill your sandwiches, this bag is a great way to get a warm sandwich — and if you have cheese on it, the cheese will melt. Just make your sandwich and put it in the bag. Put the bag in your toaster and you have a great sandwich! Its so easy, and when I am done, I just rinse the bag under the faucet. Great for kids who love grilled cheese without the fuss of 'grilling'!" —joycetv

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. A Pig of the Month Club subscription – it comes with lots o' meaty options that are all but ready for ya'. Here's to the hard work having been already done for some amazing ribs that landed on your doorstep.

    pork chops grilling on a grill
    @pigofthemonth / Via instagram.com

    Pig of the Month founder Lea came up with the idea after a shipment of ribs for a Father's Day gift turned out to be pretty lackluster and she knew she could do better. So her dad's love of BBQ turned out to be super lucky for us.

    I tried this out while staying with my parents in 2020 (they're big meat eaters and aren't afraid to tell me when they hate food... which they've been vocal about when I've tested other edible goodies for work). They are BIG fans.

    You can buy items a la carte here or get a three-month subscription from Pig of the Month for $225.

    25. TJ's everything bagel seasoning to dump all over your scrambled eggs, sandwiches, really most whatever. It'll take your impromptu DIY meals up a notch with a shake of your wrist.

    hand  holding the bottle of seasoning
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    I may or may not have dumped this alllllll inside a breakfast sandwich that's made with an everything bagel to improve its already-pretty-good taste! OK, I totally did this. But I'm not the only one who loves this stuff. My colleague Samantha Wieder has been a fan for years. Check out her full review of Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend.

    Get it a two-pack from Amazon for $10.54.

    26. A Hungryroot grocery delivery with 10-minute recipes tailored to your dietary needs/wants because you've been meaning to do so more research into buys that don't have artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives. But that sounds like a whole lotta work and your belly is eating your backbone.

    kitchen with Hungryroot items in it
    Hungryroot

    Lots of people use this service to do ALL of their groceries, while others use it to take care of a lot of their weekly grocery haul. Food options vary week by week but you can expect the likes of Banza pasta, a rainbow veggie mix, an ancient grain pancake mix, cauliflower linguine, The Beyond Burger, spinach feta turkey patties, a lemon artichoke quinoa cup, and more. I've tried out a shipment of it and really dug the almond chickpea cookie dough, spicy refried red beans, hot smoked roasted salmon, and superfood salad.

    Check out pricing and take a quiz for a delivery suggestion at Hungryroot here.

    27. A manual heat-resistant food chopper to help break up that block of ground meat so you can get to eating even faster. It also chops up boiled eggs, fruits, potatoes, and more.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is truly a game-changer and time-saver when cooking ground beef/turkey. It was so easy to break up the meat. Even better, the meat didn't fly out of the skillet or splash hot grease onto my hand. This utensil is sturdy; no bending or melting. This really is an invaluable tool." —jellybean55

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    28. A truffle-infused honey that'll transform lots of stuff you just happen to have around rather than boil some water. Sometimes it's the condiments that really make a dish.

    reviewer hand holding bottle of truffle handy in front of bruschetta with cheese on it
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    Promising review: "Here's what you do for starters . . . slice a baguette. Add a slice of blue cheese. Toast in the oven or air fryer. Drizzle with this truffle honey to finish and impress your guests. They'll think you're a genius." —T. A.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.49.

    Into something spicy? Consider Mike's Hot Honey if you haven't already! It's a BF Shopping Team fave.

    29. An automatic bread maker to help you whip up some breads, cakes, and jams that might just have friends texting you "Is that bread ready?"

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    This machine has 12 settings: French, quick bread (no yeast), sweet, 1.5-pound express, 2-pound express, dough, jam, cake, whole grain, and bake. It allows you to select your loaf size and between a light, medium, or dark crust setting. Includes an interior pan and two kneading paddles that are all dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "The machine is perfect!!!!. I already made two loaves of bread yesterday and am getting ready to make another loaf today. If you are lazy like me and would rather put all the ingredients into a machine and let it do all the work, this is the bread maker for you." —Pam Charmley

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

    30. MingsBings, aka delicious vegan patties you can eat quickly. But these aren't your average convenience food. They're made by a James Beard award-winning chef!

    stack of veggie bings with sauce dripping down over them
    MingsBings

    MingsBings are created by Ming Tsai, a chef, entreprenueur, author, James Beard award winner, Emmy winner, and host of Simply Ming on PBS. (Watch Simply Ming, it's a delight! I watched it often with my mom in quar lockdown.). In 2017, Ming's wife Polly was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and decided to go vegan in hopes of lowering inflammation. Ming realized quick vegan meal options were severely lacking, so he sought to create his own. He started with a veggie patty and now has three varieties of MingBings! It's also worth knowing that profits are shared with Family Reach and Dana-Faber Cancer Institute, packaging is designed with minimal environmental impact, and the vegan patty creation process uses less water, land, and production than meat. They're vegan, and gluten- and nut-free.

    Get the variety pack from MingsBings for $64.99 (includes 4 original Veggie-Filled Bings, 4 Buffalo Cauliflower Bings, and 4 Plant-Based Sausage & Peppers Bings).

    31. A food processor that'll handle chopping, slicing, and pureeing ingredients so you don't have to fuss with that.

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    This has a 10-cup capacity and two speeds!

    Promising review: "I love this food processor!!! I literally cannot live without it in my house. I use it for salsa, guacamole, etc. I even use it to make my own deep conditioner. I originally brought the same processor without the scraper on it, but after I lost a piece I decided to buy this one. The scraper is very useful. You don't have to continue to open your processor to get the food off of the sides. Also, It chops beautifully. When I'm feeling lazy, I will put everything in my food processor so I don't have to chop anything myself. I would recommend this processor to anyone." —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in two sizes).

    32. A griddler to take meat and veggies from zero to delicious. Oh, and it's great for making a grilled cheese or panini!

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    This handy gadget works as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle! It comes with removable and reversible nonstick cooking plates that are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I used it for the first time today to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Yes, I'm so lazy I didn't want to make it on the stove and have to flip the sandwich over. It was outstanding — pepper jack cheese, bacon, and jalapeño slices — and the clean-up was simple. The cheese had bubbled out of the sandwich onto the plates and it wiped up easily. I probably won't put the plates in the dishwasher, but the fact that they're removable will make them easier to clean than my Foreman grill. I can wash them in the sink and they dry quickly and easily." —Gin Snob

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    33. A breakfast sandwich maker that'll help you assemble, quickly cook, and then scarf down a sammie. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

    The silver sandwich maker with a bagel slice loaded on the top cooking plate
    Hamilton Beach

    Each compartment is removable, dishwasher-safe, and covered with nonstick coating!

    Promising review: "I've been using this for about two months now and it has paid for itself many times over. I use it the most for muffin breakfast sandwiches but also use it to make crispy garlic bread. It's super easy to use and clean! Once you get a hang of the removable piece and how to use it, it's so quick to remove, wash, and return. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!" —S Loftin

    Get it from Amazon for $23.52+ (available in five colors).

    34. A microwave pasta cooker to help you achieve al dente noods ready to top off with some jarred sauce. Who wants to turn on the stove and wait for that salted water to boil if you don't have to?! Not me.

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    It yields up to four servings at a time, and is top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Works great for a lazy cook like myself who prefers to put in as little effort as possible. Easy to use, and doesn’t boil over and make a mess in the microwave. Have used it to make about four different types of pasta, and all have turned out great using the times given in the easy guide." —michael lemke

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    35. And some jarred truffle-infused pasta sauce for quite possibly the fanciest take on a lazy meal.

    plate of spaghetti with the sauce
    Amazon

    The Pomodoro sauce is hearty without any spice. And the Arrabbiata sauce delivers the heat. I've tried both of these flavors of Truff pasta sauce and they are SO good. It likely goes without saying, but if you don't like truffles you won't like this. It is VERY truffle-y. I'm also a big fan of the Truff hot sauce from the same brand. Most of the time I make a meal of whatever pasta and jarred sauce I happen to have as a last resort, but I look forward to eating pasta with this delish sauce — even if it's just noods and sauce with not even a sprinkle of parm to dress it up! It'll cost ya more than Prego or other store-bought sauces. But it's worth it as a treat!

    Get two jars from Amazon for $29.99.

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