Fast, Fresh, & Green

Fast, Fresh, & Green

by Susie Middleton

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Overview

This new bible for all things vegetable from Fine Cooking's Vegetable Queen is ideal for the millions of eaters who want to get the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and greens into their daily diet. Susie Middleton shares her love of healthful, delicious veggies with a guide to shopping for and cooking delectable meatless meals, including such delights as Spinach with Shallots and Parmigiano and Roasted Eggplant, Bell Pepper, and Fresh Basil Salad. More than 100 recipes for appetizers, snacks, entrees, and side dishes, many of them vegan, make Fast, Fresh & Green an excellent resource for vegetarians and omnivores.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811865661
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 307,171
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Susie Middleton is a chef, recipe developer, food writer, and longtime executive editor of Fine Cooking magazine. She lives in Connecticut.

Ben Fink is a New York-based photographer.

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Fast, Fresh & Green 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
bleeding_espresso More than 1 year ago
More than just recipes, Fast, Fresh & Green really breaks down the basics of how you can handle all different kinds of vegetables, including ones you may have been scared to use in the past. There is so much great information and many wonderful recipes, but the photos alone in this book would be worth the price of admission. It's absolutely gorgeous. Whether you're a pro or amateur with veggies, you *need* this handy reference book for veggies on your shelf. I also love where Susie is coming from with her info; she's not a vegetarian or a "nutrition nut" as she puts it, but she does "think it would be better for the planet and our well-being if we ate a little less meat and a few more vegetables." I couldn't agree more. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book (in case you couldn't tell).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book on my Kindle, as a library loan. I prefer hard copy books for recipe collections though, so as soon as my loan expired, I bought the paperback version. The recipes are simple and delicious. No long list of ingredients, no complicated cooking techniques. Just simple, fresh flavors.
greytone on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Few cookbooks take the time to provide the information contained in this vegetable cookbook compiled by the current editor-at-large of Fine Cooking magazine. The cooking instructions Middleton offers are the key to why someone would buy it and differentates it from all the other vegetable cookbooks on the shelves. Not only does Middleton take the time to make sure your pantry is filled with the implements and seasonings that are essential to cooking delicious vegetables, but she also takes the time to educate the reader on vegetable selection and their proper storage. The next nine chapters of the cookbook walk the reader through the different techniques you should use to cook vegetables, and she provides a 'foundation recipe' for each technique. Several recipes using each technique follows and allows you practice each flavor profile and sample your side dish. Her instructions are clear and explain precisely how to accomplish techniques, ie, "Quick Braising," "Hands-On Sauteing," "Walk-Away Sauteing" and "Two-Stepping." Conquering each skillset enables the cook to compose dishes beyond the book's recipes using in-season vegetables with complete confidence. This is more than you could ask for from a cookbook. The recipes are easy to read and beautifully photographed. Most recipes are written for small quantities, normally serving 3-5 people, and all recipes are created to be cooked in 30 minutes. This book is wonderful for those trying to increase their daily servings of vegetables and each recipe will easily leave enough for the cook to include in their lunch the next day. I'll be using this cookbook often, it is certainly well-thought out, well laid out and informative. A real winner!
dianaleez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways....Yes, I do remember the distinguished English professor cautioning the class that one can't love 'things,' only 'persons.' But he had never encountered Susie Middleton's "Fast Fresh & Green" vegetable cookbook. Dear Susie's cookbook, I love your variety. Over ninety veggie recipes. We have the standard veggies - turnips, zucchini, tomatoes, cabbage and company. But we also have kale, beets, and leeks, curly endive and mustard greens and all those other seldom actually eaten (by me) veggies. I love that the book is easy to access and arranged by vegetable. If I buy fava beans or fennel, I can easily find their recipes. There's no 'cute' arrangement. And each large print recipe gets its own page complete with interesting introduction and easy-to-follow directions. I love the full page color plates. (Though we have all been reminded over and over that food pictures aren't really FOOD.) But most of all, I love the recipes. My personal cookbook test is to open the book to three random pages and see if I like the offerings on at least two. So here are three random samples and their facing pages: Spinach with Shallots and Parmigiano/Mahogany Mushrooms; Gingery Braised Brussels Sprouts/Cider-Braised Baby Bok Choy and Golden Apples; Stir-Fried Carrots with Ginger, Lime, and Cilantro/Speedy Stir-Fried Asparagus with Toasted Garlic. Five stars and highly recommended for those who love their veggies and those who would like to. The recipes are simple, flavorful, and use primarily ingredients that are easily obtained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent reference for the experienced cook and for a novice. I have the ebook version but I will consider getting a print version for my library of cookbooks .
Mtnester More than 1 year ago
I have always wanted more ways to cook vegetables and this book showed me how. Very good info on types of vegetables and different ways to cook them. I am glad I bought this book.
PSA More than 1 year ago
This Nook Book offers not only recipes but shopping lists, hints and tips to make continuing or beginning the regime of eating in a more healthy manner. Fun to just browse and get ideas for your own menu.
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Start measuring and this is not much green leafy is two cups and shredded cabbage lettuce kale or cooked spinachi is also not much a large potato or banana is two cups in fact your garnish cones in as 1/2 cup one doe not need a cook book to figure that out however pre prepared foods are sadly lacking. A pot pie mifht have one slice of carrot quartered or four peas
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