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Quick Dishes to Prepare When You Have Less Than an Hour to Cook

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Another Mexican classic, quesadillas are tortillas filled with cheese — queso is the Spanish for cheese — and other ingredients and cooked on a griddle. Those other ingredients can include avocado, beans, chicken, mushrooms, onions, or whatever you fancy.

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Teriyaki chicken

This Japanese dish could hardly be simpler or faster. You simply sauté bite-size chicken pieces and coat them in Teriyaki sauce. It goes well with rice and broccoli or other vegetables.

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Linguine with shrimp and tomatoes

This might sound like a fancy dish but it’s surprisingly easy to make. You simply cook the linguine on its own, blend the tomatoes and seasoning into a thick sauce, cook the shrimp on a skillet, and then add them all together. Voila!

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Vegan stir-fry

Half the work is already done for you with this dish. You marinate tofu with sesame oil, orange juice, soy sauce, honey, and ginger. Then cook up a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies, add the tofu, and the sauce. It can be served over rice noodles or rice.

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Spicy scrambled eggs

You don’t really need a recipe for this simple dish because you can use any spice, herb, or combination of the two. It really just depends on how you like your eggs.

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