FAST & NATURAL CUISINE: A Complete Guide to Easy Vegetarian and Seafood Preparation, By Melinda Toomay and Susann Geiskopf-Hadler
Forget the lament that there’s “no time to cook!” FAST & NATURAL CUISINE proves that delicious, nutritional meals can fit in a busy schedule. It includes more than 240 vegetarian and seafood recipes which can be prepared and served in less than 45 minutes, and from beginning with fresh, unprocessed ingredients.
Fast & Natural Cuisine covers natural foods shopping and storage, the acquisiton of cooking tools, basic kitchen charts and lists, and “Specific Pointers” about ingredients and techniques. It is a perfect guide for the inexperienced cook. And the results will even delight the gourmet.
From appetizers to desserts, the recipes are provocative and delicious, yet simple to prepare. Soups, salads, sauces and beverages are given good coverage. Special attention is paid to pasta and grains, baked goodies, tofu, and fish and seafood. Fresh vegetables, of course, play a starring role. There is even a section of Holiday Delights for those special occasions when we may want to spend more time than usual in the kitchen to prepare a dazzling repast.
A menu planning chapter is arranged by season to encourage a focus on freshness. These seasonal meals take into account weather-related appetite trends and suggest ingredients that are at their best at a particular time of year.
The format of Fast & Natural Cuisine is as praiseworthy as its content. Recipes include preparation time, finished quantity, and special equipment if required.
Fast & Natural Cuisine is an impressive compendium of knowledge and inspiration for busy, creative, conscientious cooks. Enjoy it in good health.
256 pages, 8 x 8 inches, illustrated, indexed, paperback. $17.95
ISBN-10: 0-930356-38-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-930356-38-5