Synopses & Reviews
For millions of fast-paced, modern households, the old cookbook standard of "serves four" is increasingly outdated and a daily nuisance. With more than 77 million baby boomers adjusting to the Empty Nest Syndrome, and with their adult children setting up their own new homes, there is a mounting demand for quick, easy, healthy recipes yielding fewer servings. But cooking for two people or even singles isn't as simple as cutting a recipe in half. In , the award-winning editors and recipe developers for America's leading food and nutrition magazine have created 150 dinner recipes from their hugely popular "Healthy in a Hurry" and "Serves Two" columns to meet the specific needs of smaller households. More than a cookbook, provides a smart guide for how to shop in small quantities, how to store leftover ingredients, keep a well-stocked pantry and use easy cooking strategies that result in minimal waste while putting a healthy, delicious meal on the table in 45 minutes or less. Filled with mouthwatering photography and tips on shopping, planning and simple cooking for two with healthy ingredients and without waste.
"An introduction covering the most basic of basics and dishes such as Tex-Mex Taco Salad might send serious home chefs in search of another book, but this straightforward, convenience- and health-driven volume has more gourmet gusto than readers might expect. And Romanoff, recipe developer for EatingWell magazine, provides recipes that make enough dinner for two people and can be prepared 'in 45 minutes or less (under 30 minutes, in some cases).' Each recipe includes information on active time and total time to complete the dish and nutrition data; many have make-ahead instructions. Especially tempting options include Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew; a dressed-up grilled cheese (Grilled Manchego with Spinach and Spicy Plum Chutney); Pomegranate Duck; Coffee Bean & Peppercorn Steak; and quick desserts like Balsamic Vinegar-Spiked Strawberries, and Roasted Grapes. A section on sides such as Quick Cheese Grits and Avocado-Corn Salsa and suggested menus for a variety of occasions New Year's Eve, a 'hot date,' pizza night make planning a healthy meal easy, even when time is limited." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
From the test kitchen of "EatingWell" magazine: A fusion of simplicity, healthy ingredients, and just-right quanties, these 150 recipes are designed for today's growing world of empty-nesters, couples without children, and smaller households. Full color.
A fusion of simplicity, healthy ingredients and just-right quantities, these delicious, exciting new recipes are designed for today's growing world of empty-nesters, couples without children and smaller households.
About the Author
Jim Romanoff is the food editor and a longtime recipe developer for EatingWell Magazine, as well as editor of the highly acclaimed EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook. He has worked for such diverse publications as Woman's Day, Fresh Ideas, Rolling Stone, Us Magazine and Details.EatingWell is the leading publisher of the award-winning magazine, whose tagline is "Where Good Taste Meets Good Health," as well as a series of cookbooks through Countryman, and a vibrant website. EatingWell's magazine and books have been recognized with numerous awards from the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Folio: Magazine. EatingWell is recognized by nutritionists, professional chefs and journalists alike as one of the most reliable sources of science-based nutrition information. The company's headquarters and Test Kitchen are located in Charlotte, Vermont.