Thinner in an Instant Cookbook Review
|Title:||Thinner in An Instant: Great-Tasting Dinners with 350 CALORIES OR FEWER from Your Instant Pot? or Other Electric Pressure Cooker|
|Author:||Nancy S. Hughes|
|Published:||September 18, 2018, Harvard Common Press|
|No. of Pages:||128|
|Cover Price:||$19.99 Paperback|
Anyone who owns an Instant Pot or similar is most likely in love with the timesaving aspects and ease of meal preparation that is enjoyed while using it. Hundreds of recipes are out there; unfortunately most full of fat and calories, especially those calling for convenience foods. That?s why this cookbook, Thinner in An Instant: Great-Tasting Dinners with 350 CALORIES OR FEWER from Your Instant Pot? or Other Electric Pressure Cooker by Nancy S. Hughes, is so timely and nice. Every meal doesn?t have to be a heart attack on a plate, and every meal doesn?t have to have a full day?s worth of fat and calories.
Some favorite recipes from this cookbook include: Greek Lemon Chicken with Asparagus (I substituted breasts for the thighs), Spiced Orange Chicken Bibb Wraps, and Tender Pork Chops in Rich Onion Sauce. The Hearty Corn, Potato, and Onion Chowder with Shrimp is delicious, as well as Louisiana Sausage and Pepper "Dirty" Rice . There are also some excellent desserts: Upside-Down Chocolate-Crusted Cheesecake, Apple-Cranberry Oat Crumble and Pumpkin Pot to name a few.
The instructions are easy to follow, and the dishes turn out well. The cooking times seem to be right, and the meats, poultry, and fish come out just right.
The one negative about this book, and it?s a big one, is that there are no photographs of the dishes. There is no excuse in this day of modern and easy photograph technology to leave the readers with no idea how their dish should look. With so many disgusting diet dishes out there, it would be nice to know that these diet dishes are appetizing and look like something most of us would really like to eat.
All told, this is a good cookbook for anyone who enjoys the convenience of using an Instant Pot. It?s nice to lighten up our meals, and this cookbook has some great ideas.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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