That being said, since I have more flexibility now that I am working from home, I know that it helps greatly when I make dinner, especially when my husband has a late meeting. I am really trying to make an effort. I also know that everybody gets bored with the four or five (I'm being generous) dishes that I make well, so I should try something new once in a while.
So, I decided to make something out of the "Healthy in a Hurry" cookbook that my daughter gave her dad for Father's Day. (I tried not to be intimidated by the fact that it is a fancy-shmancy Williams-Sonoma cookbook.)
My favorite thing about this cookbook is the pictures. Like I said before, I am not a cook, so it really helps to have an idea about what my food is supposed to look like before I start. Also, the recipes truly are quick and simple. Most of the recipes have five steps, or less. Even I can handle that. Another plus, the foods in this book are things normal people would eat. I hate cookbooks that tout healthy recipes but either the ingredients are so obscure that you can't find them at your local grocery store or they are so bizarre, that the pickier eaters in your house probably won't give them a try.
I made the Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho. Not only was it delicious, it met my cooking criteria. I was able to create it in a single container, my Ninja blender, and it took less than 20 minutes to prepare. Everybody is happy.
Other recipes we have enjoyed from this cookbook; Spinach, Pear and Pomegranate Salad, Avocado and Black Bean Tortas, Portabello Mushroom Sandwiches with Pickled Vegetables, Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta and the Spring Stir-Fry with Peas and Shrimp.
Tasty, easy, healthy recipes that even I can cook. I love this book even if I am not a fan of cooking.