Each of the 75 recipes in Fresh Made Simple is a charming full-page illustration showing, rather than telling, how to make the dish described. Each meal or snack begins with one delicious ingredient, and the cook builds around that to make a simple yet elegant creation. An avocado, seasoned with lime and salt, elevates a fried egg on toast; fresh-picked blueberries and an ear of corn add sweetness and texture to standard pancakes. From pineapple cilantro salsa and asparagus apple salad to a kale egg scramble, tortilla soup, and crostini, these simple recipes celebrate the unbeatable flavors of fresh ingredients.
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About the Author
Lauren K. Stein, author of Fresh Made Simple, is a former journalist for Reuters who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Business Journal, and Eat Boutique, a website that sources small-batch food products and offers recipes and food columns. Stein’s experiences in the kitchen preparing food for her very curious and very hungry toddler inspired the collection of recipes in her book, Fresh Made Simple.
Katie Eberts, illustrator of Fresh Made Simple, is a graduate of the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. Her illustrations have appeared in numerous food magazines and blogs and can also be seen at www.katieeberts.com. She lives in Hessel, Michigan.
Table of Contents
Introduction Scrambled Leek: Leek Corn Egg Bake Mushroom: Mushroom Spinach Egg Bake Scallion: Burrito Scramble Green Bean: Green Beans and Egg Kale: Kale Egg Scramble Egg: Scrambled Eggs with Chives & Goat Cheese Smooth Kale: Kale Strawberry Banana Smoothie Banana: Chocolate Banana Nut Smoothie Kale: Kale Pesto Ginger: Soy Ginger Dressing Lime: Cilantro Lime Dressing Honey: Sweet Vinaigrette Smashed Apple: Applesauce Cashew: Cashew Butter Avocado: Guacamole Peas: Pea Puree & Linguine Wet Peach: Peach, Mint & Blueberry Water Watermelon: Red Water Mint: Minty Cucumber Water Orange: Citrus Water Tossed Watermelon: Watermelon Herb Salad Apple: Apple Manchego Salad Spinach: Spinach Salad Pistachio: Pistachio Nut Mix Asparagus: Asparagus Apple Salad Lettuce: Asparagus Avocado Salad Mushroom: Sauteed Mushrooms Roasted & Toasted Pepitas: Toasted Pepitas Almond: Roasted Almonds Potato: Gilded Baked Potato Oats: Granola Red Pepper: Roasted Red Pepper Garlic: Garlic Bread Baguette: Crostini Spreadable Ginger: Ginger Lemon Honey Butter Chive: Chive Butter Zucchini: Veggie Cream Cheese Parsley: Herb Butter Cheddar: Cheddar Pepper Spread Stacked Avocado: Egg Avocado Toast Tomato: Tomato Slices Cucumber: Cucumber & Tomato Sandwich Egg: Egg in a Sweet Hole Roasted Red Pepper: Red Pepper Goat Cheese Melt Feta: Tostada with Beans & Feta Egg: Open-Faced Egg & Avocado Pear: Pear Gruyere Open-Faced Melt Carrot: Hummus Veggie Open-Faced Sandwich Stuffed Fig: Stuffed Fig Date: Stuffed Dates Celery: Celery Buffalo Ranch Wrap Swiss Chard: Swiss Chard Roll-Up Goat Cheese: Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Quesadilla Bibb Lettuce: Greek Lettuce Roll-Up Celery: Celery, Cashew Butter & Dried Fruit Chunky Blueberry: Blueberry & Corn Pancakes Strawberry: Strawberries with Ricotta & Balsamic Drizzle Plantain: Fried Plantains with Avocado Feta Mash Mango: Mango Rice Salad Pecan: Black & White Bark Onion: Caramelized Onions Grape: Chopped Kale Salad with Grapes Onion: One-Pot Tortilla Soup Cilantro: Pineapple Cilantro Salsa Cheesy Red Leicester Cheese: Red Leicester Cheese Plate Blue Cheese: Blue Cheese Plate Robiola: Robiola Cheese Plate Pecorino: Cacio e Pepe Halloumi: Grilled Halloumi Fontina: Fondue Ricotta: Honey Ricotta Crostini Mozzarella: Ricotta Mozzarella Melt Plain Vanilla Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe, Blueberries & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Apple: Apple Pie Ice Cream Pineapple: Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream & Caramel Raspberry: Raspberry Spinach Parfait
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
75 delightful brightly colored watercolor illustrations of simple tasty recipes can be found in this cheerful cookbook. I can see looking through the pages and discussing the ingredients and recipes with my three and four year old granddaughters and then choosing a few to make and eat with them. There are simple recipes that I have made before but also some that mix and match ingredients that I would not have thought to put together without first seeing them in this book. This book is not your typical cookbook with orderly lists of ingredients and photographs of completed recipes but instead a delight to the eye. As I looked through the pages I wanted to reach out, grab the items and start cooking. Some of the recipes that called to me include - but are not limited to: Scrambled Eggs with Chives and Goat Cheese, Soy Ginger dressing, Pea Puree on Linguine, Red Water, Apple Manchego Salad, Crostini, Veggie Cream Cheese, Egg Avocado Toast, Stuffed Figs, the cheese plates and more than one of the ice cream mixtures. Thank you to Net Galley and Storey Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.
This little book caught be by surprise. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this! Cute graphics take the place of true recipes with general (if any) amounts and instructions. Amounts are often spoken of as "lots", "a bunch", "a squeeze", "a sprinkling", "a handful" and so forth. The title does say "Made Simple", but sometimes it seems to take it a bit to the extreme, such as the Pistachio Nut Mix. Raisins, Dried Cherries, Honey Roasted Sesame Sticks and Roasted, Unsalted & Shelled Pistachios. No amounts, just "Give a shake to mix." The Tomato Slices on pg 111 are very similar to what we do often around here, only we usually add oregano. Very easy and very delicious and the Black and White Bark is something my kids would love (minus the cranberries--none of them like cranberries!). I would say that most people who are seasoned cooks might not be enthralled with this book, but I do think it has its place. It's perfect for children or very new cooks. It won't overwhelm them with long lists of ingredients (usually 5 or less per recipe) or long, involved instructions. Quick, simple, and pretty healthy recipes with colorful graphics will interest most kids. That alone makes it worth it. I received a copy of this book from Storey Publishing for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.