Synopses & Reviews
Make every meal a fresh and flavorful delight!
These days, millions of people are discovering that cooking with vegetables, fruits, and herbs from their backyard gardens or local farmers markets is a great way to eat more healthfully. Garden Fresh Meals from Better Homes and Gardens offers delicious recipes that make the most of your seasonal bounty—from light summer salads to comforting autumn soups to hearty winter roasts.
With a broad range of innovative, great-tasting, and easy-to-prepare meals, this gorgeous cookbook offers something for everyone in the family to savor. Plus, helpful cooking tips are peppered throughout the book, including plenty of advice on choosing and preparing the best and freshest ingredients.
• Cook your way through the year with more than 150 recipes organized by cooking method, offering a simple way to find a recipe that matches your mood
• Find inspirations in stunning full-color photographs throughout
• Get informed with a seasonal produce guide filled with information on whats in season when, how to select the ingredients at their peak, and storage and prep tips
• Eat right with complete nutritional information for every recipe
Garden Fresh Meals provides everything you need to know to make the most of homegrown produce or farmers market finds.
"The simplicity of grilling suggests predictable flavors, but this creative collection from Better Homes and Gardens shakes up the burger/steak/salmon fixation with a seasonal and health-minded approach. The book is instructional with helpful photo-illustrated how-tos on the basics of grilling and the best ways to cut and cook vegetables from asparagus to tomatillos. A few smart swaps brighten and enliven grill staples: Southern spiced flat iron steaks, for instance, are paired with healthier grilled green tomatoes, while the po'boy is freshened up with peaches and shrimp. Amid the more familiar are sophisticated (yet approachable) surprises: herbed pecan rub, grilled radish crostini, smoked lentil hash with squash, and a cast-iron plum-polenta cake. The familiar burger is garnished in one recipe with grilled romaine and onions and in another with pickled beets and fried egg. Recipes are notated as low calorie or 'weekday friendly' (i.e., requiring only 30 minutes or less to prepare). In all, the book serves as a nice update for today's globally eating households. Photos. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Better Homes and Gardens provides a basic grilling how-to, along with plenty of photos and enticing recipes. After information on grill types, setting up, cleaning up, tools, and safety, the recipes include Honey-Citrus Pork Quesadillas, Lamb Chops with Blackberry-Pear Chutney, and Feta-Stuffed Pita Burgers. This book makes grilling easy, with step-by-step photos and just enough helpful information to give beginners confidence. Rick Browne's Grilling for All Seasons and Steven Raichlen's How To Grill are also excellent for novices." (Library Journal, August 2011)
Celebrate the fresh flavors of summer and the joys of outdoor grilling in a way that is healthful and delicious. Better Homes and Gardensand#174; Fresh Grilling is a beautiful collection of more than 200 seasonal recipes and 100 photos in which vegetables and fruits shineand#8212;as bright sauces and marinades for meat, chicken, and fish; crunchy toppings for burgers and flatbreads; heaping platters of grilled veggies; grilled salads and sides; pizzas; and luscious fruit desserts.
Celebrate the fresh flavors of summer and the joys of outdoor grilling in a way that is light, healthy, and delicious. Better Homes and Gardensand#174; Fresh Grilling presents 200 recipes and 100 photos in which vegetables and fruit shineand#8212;as crunchy toppings for burgers; bright sauces and marinades for meat, chicken, and fish; heaping platters of grilled veggies; grilled salads and sides; pizzas; and luscious fruit desserts. If you yearn to cook with peak-of-the-season produceand#8212;tomatoes, corn, strawberries, and peachesand#8212;as often as possible, youand#8217;ll find inspiration in recipes like Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Tuna and Cannellini Beans, and Grilled Vegetable Tostadas with Mole Sauce.
The ultimate visual guide to grilling and smoking
Nothing tastes better than tender, juicy meat hot from the grill! Everything you need to be a backyard barbecue master is at your fingertips with this visual guide to grilling meats, poultry, seafood, and more.
Bone up on basic skills, then move on to more than 250 mouthwatering recipes and 950 photos that show you exactly what to do.
More than 600 step-by-step photos guide you through techniques such as stuffing pork chops, seasoning ribs, and using a rotisserie
Delectable ideas for grilled sides and even desserts! Try Mexican-Style Street Corn, Buttermilk Mashed Grilled Potatoes, and Grilled Peach Cobbler
Dozens of marinades, brines, rubs, and sauces offer endless ways to add variety
A complete chapter on smoking shows how to experience true barbecue in your own backyard
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Table of Contents
What you need to know to make the most of garden-grown fruits and vegetables.
TOSSED & COMPOSED.
With a minimum of fuss, simple salads showcase the freshest fruits and vegetables.
Feature the best produce from the garden in soups, stir-fries, and other stovetop dishes.
A quick turn in the skillet works wonders on fruits and veggies whether they star in the dish or play a supporting role.
This tried-and-true method of cooking veggies takes a flavorful turn with herbs and seasonings.
For vegetables with the freshest flavor and brightest colors, try these steamed specialties.
Transform vegetables into savory casseroles and fruits into luscious pies and cakes.
Enrich the natural goodness of fruits and vegetables—then serve with meats or fish or on their own.
Easy and fuss-free, braising is ideal for hearty vegetables and robust seasonings.
Make fresh produce sizzle in main dishes, pizzas, and sides with a little smoke and fire.
Try these luscious fruit-filled desserts whenever you crave nature's sweetness.