Fast, Fresh and Green; Susie Middleton
"Eat More Vegetables", is something we've heard over and over again. We know it's good for us, but sometimes the same old vegetables, fresh or not, just gets to be a bit boring, in my opinion. For me, thanks to this cookbook, that is about to change.
In part (1) of this new cookbook, readers are given the tools needed to begin preparing some wonderful sounding veggie recipes. You are told which essentials you should have in your cabinets: (25) different condiments, various sugars and dried fruits, spices, nuts and seeds etc. Also, included in this section besides shopping preparations, is storing and cooking suggestions for all sorts of veggies.
In part (2) the actual cooking of the featured recipes begins. This includes tips for : quick roasting; braising; sauteing; stir frying and grilling vegetables. The dishes that are roasted also include cooking temps/times.
The cookbook is 219 pages, has great colored photos (by Ben Fink), and more than 90 veggies recipes. Some of the recipes that looked especially appealing to me and that I plan to try are:
- Roasted Broccoli Florets with (2) dipping sauces (garlic butter) and a (Japanese sauce)
- Sauteed Carrots with warm olive and mint dressing
- Sauteed Asparagus with pancetta and parmigiano for two
- Brown sugar summer squash linguine
- Dark and crispy pan fried red potatoes
- Mini Gratin potatoes
RECOMMENDED - 4/5 stars