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The host of the Food Network's Quick Fix Mealshas gathered 200 recipes and a host of tips for time-pressed home cooks who want healthy, tasty weekday meals with minimal prep time. Her solution: a strategic approach by way of shopping in bulk, cooking large batches and storing them until it's time for a quick thaw, and being flexible about what's for dinner. Key concepts include Make It a Meal Kit (chop vegetables, marinate meat and freeze until it's time to cook and serve) and Bank a Batch (double recipes, use the extra later). Miller also recommends slow-cooking and getting creative with substitutions. The nutritionist and author of six cookbooks provides recipes for soups, starters, salad, poultry, meats, fish and dessert. There's a healthy emphasis on flavor and variety-and plenty of vegetables and fruit. In each section, Miller assesses various foods' Quick-Fix-ability and shares favorite entrée-and-side-dish combinations. The index allows for searching by main ingredient, marinade, technique and more. It's a well-rounded resource for super-busy sorts who are organized enough to plan, shop and prepare meals in advance. (Mar.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Miller's Quick Fix Meals airs every weekday and Saturday morning on the Food Network, and she is the author of several other cookbooks, including an earlier spin-off from the show. Her latest book offers easy, appealing recipes for busy home cooks, with her signature "quick fixes"-e.g., "Bank a Batch" (cook a double recipe and freeze half for later), "Morph It" (make extra to turn into another dish later), and so forth. Most recipes include serving suggestions, and all of them indicate prep times. Sure to be in demand, this is recommended for most collections.
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