Posted on: April 21, 2020 Posted by: Molly Nathan Comments: 0

People cook for lots of reasons. Practicality, purpose, therapy, boredom, enjoyment. If you’re making exciting food, cooking is never a chore – it’s a lot more fun than our daily one-hour exercise allowance, because there’s good food at the end of this tunnel. 

For a lot of us, we want cheap and easy meals that don’t take long and taste delicious. Not asking for much. While this sometimes seems like our choices are reduced to pesto pasta (a classic), something with toast as the main ingredient or a ready meal, this need not be the case. 

While this recipe might take a little longer than your microwaveable chicken katsu, we’re currently on lockdown, so time is not a valid excuse. Asian Meatballs are, in my opinion, one of the most underrated dishes of the 20th Century and you’ll thank me for them later…

Time to get in your kitchens and start cooking up a storm. Feel free to share your creations with me on Instagram @socialdistancingkitchen and please follow and support my new business as it starts to (hopefully) grow! On the other hand, if you like the look of the meatballs but don’t like the thought of cooking, let us cook them for you! Below is a bit about what we do and how to get involved. Stay safe and stay full – the summer body can wait.

I was supposed to be travelling around Central America right about now, but like everyone else, my plans have been butchered by Covid-19. Making the best of a bad situation, I’ve set up Molly’s Social Distancing Kitchen. With help from my mum, Helen Nathan, a trained chef and cookery school owner, we are bringing you good food during bad times. We are offering weekly subscriptions of affordable and delicious food, free soup for the elderly and vulnerable in our local area and have recently teamed up with the PLOD foundation, supplying 25 homeless people with a hot meal every Sunday. 

Follow us on Instagram @socialdistancingkitchen or drop me an email at for any enquiries.

By Molly Nathan

Molly Nathan
Author: Molly Nathan

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