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Recipes Are Too Complicated, Too Expensive
on June 21, 2014
“Dinner Tonight” – not at my house.
I’m looking for healthy recipes that are easy to prepare and can be made from ingredients you’d find at most grocery store. I don’t know whether the recipes in this book are keepers or not, but I can't waste my time and money finding out. Most of them contain 15-20 ingredients, expensive cuts of meat and seafood, and small amounts of obscure ingredients I wouldn’t know where to find. I can't come home from work, toss together a 10-15 -ingredient salmon recipe, and throw it on the grill - sorry, that's not my lifestyle.
I used to be a fan of the “Cooking Light” cookbooks, but at some point they lost touch with average, working cooks. I'm sure they're fine if you have lots of time on your hands, are independently wealthy, or can hire Gordon Ramsey to be your personal chef. These recipes are neither practical nor economical, and not for people with limited time and income. This one's going back to Amazon.