Book Review: Fresh Food Superfast - Cooking Light

By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2011-05-16 03:59:51 -0500
Started 2011-05-16 03:59:51 -0500

I will be honest. I don't own a lot of cookbooks for the main reason that there may only be 4-5 recipes that I would actually make so I will get the books from the library and if I find 10+ recipes that I would actually bother to copy and/or make, I will search for the book to purchase. I'd like to suggest this one; however:

Cooking Light Fresh Food Superfast

"over 280 all-new recipes, faster than ever"

One thing I love about the book is that it will point out possible brand names for some of the ingredients. I don't see that often. I just posted a recipe here for a Tropical Shrimp Salad with Spicy Ginger Dressing. The ingredients list actually tips off the reader to the base dressing as a flavor by Newman's Own. I would not have known where to look for a ginger dressing.

The collection boasts that it includes over 100 4 ingredient, 10 minute recipes. Now, I am definitely down with that. The fewer the ingredients, the less cost involved.

Without question I have found my 10+ recipe minimum in this book. Think about these recipe titles: Chicken Pot Sticker Soup, Waffled Hawaiian Sandwiches, Fennel-Orange Salad, Asian Soba Noodle Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Dressing, Chili-Cheese Sweet Potato Fries, Southwest Rice Frittata, Grilled Pineapple Relish, Parmesan Broiled Tilapia, Sesame Crusted Scallops with Teriyaki Glaze, Grilled Peach-Barbeque Pork Chops, Stir-Fried Lemon Chicken with Sugared Asparagus (only 1 tablespoon sugar to serve 4), and Chocolate-Hazelnut Panini Sundaes. I could go on and on with other recipes that sound awesome… but I won't. It's hard to type with drool on the keyboard.

So, I give this cookbook three thumbs up … hoping to borrow one of your thumbs.

The recipes in the book are not all what I would consider diabetic-friendly for my limited carb budget per meal but perhaps a little tweaking can lower some of the values. I'm just a crazy middle-aged tweaker.

I love to check out library books … literally and figuratively. Won't you join me?

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