About Us


The Chef Special celebrates simple cooking by sharing recipes that require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, or 30 minute or less to prepare. All eaters are welcome.

Whether you’re new to Minimalist Baker or have been around for a while, we’re so glad you’re here.



All of our recipes fall into at least one of these three simple categories:

  • 30 minutes or less
  • 1 bowl
  • 10 ingredients or less*

If you don’t have fancy ingredients, expensive equipment, or hours to cook meals every night, you’re in the right place. We hope Cooking Woman is a useful resource for people who love delicious, simple food.

Expect new recipes every three days, with a mix of savory and sweet, including desserts, breakfasts, entrées, and more. (All recipes found here.)

While many of the recipes on Cooking Woman are plant-based, we are not an exclusively vegan or plant-based website. We welcome all eaters and require all discussion to be kind and respectful of other members.

*We don’t count water or “optional” ingredients toward the 10 ingredient count. And we typically count “salt and pepper” as one ingredient.