30-Minute Cookbook for Beginners Cookbook Review
|Title:||30-Minute Cookbook for Beginners: 100+ Recipes for the Time-Pressed Cook|
|Published:||March 17, 2020, Rockridge Press|
|No. of Pages:||176|
|Cover Price:||$14.99 Paperback, $6.99 Kindle|
Almost everyone is in a hurry these days, and the idea of 30 minute meals is very appealing. Colleen Kennedy has her own ideas on getting out of the kitchen in 30 minutes, and explains it in her excellent cookbook, 30-Minute Cookbook for Beginners: 100+ Recipes for the Time-Pressed Cook. Not only does the book contain family-friendly quick recipes, but also a chapter on setting up and organizing your kitchen to make the best use of the time you have allotted to fix dinner. While this is a cookbook that is supposed to be for beginners, it has recipes that will appeal to everyone. Experienced cooks will appreciate the ease of putting the recipes together – they are mostly no-brainers - and beginning cooks will appreciate the ease of putting out dishes that don’t challenge them. Being able to complete good dishes with ease eliminates the stress of “what am I going to make for dinner?,” and “do I have time?”
The recipes mostly call for minimal ingredients, and the steps to make them are easy-to-follow and concise. There is a good variety to please even picky eaters, and a mix of influences from all different cultures, making it nice. One of the best recipes is for Shrimp Nachos, which everyone in my house loved. Kennedy also adds bacon to her guacamole, which is delicious. There are soups and salads, and extremely good vegetables – the Zucchini Cakes and Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts are scrumptious – as well as mouthwatering chicken, seafood, beef, and pork dishes. Unfortunately, there aren’t many photographs
This cookbook would make a nice gift for a young newlywed, or anyone who is just starting to cook.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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