From Publishers Weekly
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. (Oct.)
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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.