Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cookbook review.......

I have made enough recipes now from this cookbook to review it.  It is my current "go to" book to refer to when I am in a hurry.  Robin Takes 5  by Robin Miller - 500 recipes, 5 ingredients or less, 500 calories or less 5 nights a week at 5:00 pm......that's what it says on the cover, and in my house it delivers everything but the 5:00 pm part....

According to the introduction of the book, "The average American eats out an astonishing three to four times each week."  That is a lot of processed food which you have very little control of it's content or calories.  We eat out maybe 3 times a month, I just couldn't imagine eating out that often each week.

You already know how I love a recipe with 5 ingredients or less.  That total does not include salt, pepper, olive oil, cooking spray or water.  Those are things you have on hand already.

The book is divided into 8 chapters:

1. Soups, Stews & Chowders
2. Pizzas, Flatbreads, Calzones & Strudels
3. Pasta, Risotto & Rice
4. Chicken & Turkey
5. Beef & Pork
6. Seafood & Shellfish
7. Side Dishes
8. Desserts

Some of my favorite recipes so far have been:

Orange-Dijon Chicken
Chicken Arrabbiata
Tuscan Chicken wit White Beans, Tomatoes and Oregano
Chicken Oreganata
Roasted Chicken with Hearts of Palm and Parmesan
Baked Chicken with Cherry Barbecue Sauce
Flank Steak with Cucumber-Scallion Relish
Pork Chops with Strawberry Mustard Sauce
Cranberry Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

just to name a few, LOL!  As you can see, I love trying chicken recipes!

Give this cookbook a try.  I think it would make an awesome gift for a new single person living on their own, a new bride, that friend that says cooking takes up too many ingredients and time.  There are enough entree ideas alone to not repeat a recipe for a year, although once you see have easy some of these are, they'll become weeknight favorites that you will make over and over again.

Have a wonderful day!

Nancy :)

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