Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour
Regan, 2004 (2004)
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Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
resh Foods Fast
is chock full of recipes for healthy, seasonal meals that can be produced in under an hour – meals with style and substance. Peter Berley states in his introduction, '
These healthy quick meals ... are all composed of traditional, time-tested sources of nourishment, including grains, legumes, seasonal vegetables and fruits, and moderate amounts of high-quality dairy products.
' Simple, yet sophisticated, '
they are substantial and delightful fare for vegetarians and omnivores alike.
ow can you go wrong, you ask? I don't think you can. Good, healthy food with a minimum of fuss. And it tastes divine. Could
Carrot Leek Soup
be anything but? Or
Black Bean and Zucchini Quesadillas
Warm Summer Berries with Whipped Crème Fraiche
? Whoa. Lead me on. I love pasta, and
Pasta with Spicy Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Cherry Tomatoes
sounds like a whole new way to serve this favorite.
y about-to-be married thirty year-old grandson loves
. Won't he be surprised when I invite the happy couple for dinner? Tired of cole slaw? Try
Crunchy Cabbage Salad
, a nice replacement. Need a warm pick-me-up on a cold day?
Provencal Garlic and Herb Broth
, served over croutons with grated Parmesan cheese, would suit perfectly. Served along with
Grilled Gruyere and Red Onion Sandwiches with Grainy Mustard
! Wow. The
Lemon Lentil Soup with Spinach
also has to be a winner.
his terrific cookbook is divided into seasons with recommended menus. Thrill your family and friends with a scarcity of effort. Bow to the accolades. You deserve them. As does Peter Berley for a job well done.
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