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One Bowl: Simple Healthy Recipes for One Paperback – August 17, 2011
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However, this year, determined to eat better, save some money, and impress my boyfriend, I have embarked on a quest to at least slightly improve my culinary prowess. I've purchased a few cookbooks and gotten some as gifts. Many of them seem to assume that I can keep track of 20 ingredients, have 4 pots boiling up on the stove, and spend tons of money on a $10 per ounce spice available only at the Ukrainian grocery in Astoria. "One Bowl" avoids all of these and also addresses many of my other concerns. The recipes usually have a finite number of easy-to-acquire and reasonably priced ingredients that, when blended together, taste really good. It gives some very basic advice on cooking techniques, nutrition and shopping, all of which came in very handy. Usually, as befits its name, the dirtied dishes are kept to a minimum, and I like how the book suggests making more than one recipe at the same time and saving something for the next day. Recipes I really like include the Tomato, Broccoli and Avocado Salad; the Microwave Burrito, the Tuna Pilaf and everything with salmon in it. I like the recipes with familiar ingredients--sweet potatoes, cabbage--that I've never known how to prepare or what to mix it with. Plus, all these recipes can be pretty easily expanded to account for two people, which I know goes against the premise of the book--but I like to be able to try something myself before I subject my boyfriend to it!
Overall, easy to read, easy to use, with bonus sections on nutrition or basics. Hooray for knowing how to prepare vegetables!
Gift idea -- this book plus a cooking gadget, linens, or pantry item -- for graduates and grandmas especially.
I have already tried 3 of the recipes I have learned in the book, and been able to add some variations to some dishes I was already preparing. As you are going through the book you are also getting some great tips from Bostic and advice for how to make your time in the kitchen healthier by doing a few simple things.
Bottomline is that I love the book because it works. It does what it says and accomplishes just the objectives that I believe it set out to.
Will be looking for more from Bostic, and I believe she is someone who we'll be seeing more from in other venues.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a bad book, but would have been happier if their were more pictures of the recipes. I almost never make recipes from a cookbook when I don't have a visual.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was exactly what I was looking for. There's no preachiness and no unnecessary complexities. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mary Mangan
Bought for my sister in law who lives alone. This is a great gift for a first apartmentPublished 13 months ago by Damara Rodriguez
I like this book. My first cookbook so I don't have much to compare it too. So far I've made 6 or 7 recipes and have enjoyed them. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Randi Wilson
Overall, the recipes and some of the techniques weren't my idea of "healthy."Published 19 months ago by ConnieZ
My 84 year old mother has started to cook more from scratch, but didn't have time to calculate shrinking servings down for one person recipes...this book really helped.Published 20 months ago by Debra A. Bullington
I liked this book as sometimes I just cook for myself depending on my Husbands work schedule and I like to eat healthy and this gives you many recipes that allow you to do... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Eric Baker