Protein pancakes are easy. You need 4 basic ingredients: milk, yogurt, eggs and ground oats. All four are rich in protein and make a great pancake mix, the trick is to let it soak. Classic pancakes are easy to make as long as you use a ton of fat.
Like many dishes that rely on combinations of spices, a tagine, which is a slowly braised stew, may look more intimidating to cook than it is. Even with shortcuts, the results are exotic in flavor and appearance. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)