Fresh Made Simple: A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat: Look, Cook, and Savor

Fresh Made Simple: A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat: Look, Cook, and Savor


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612126081
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 624,893
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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 She lives in Hessel, Michigan.


Table of Contents

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                   
Kale:  Kale Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Banana:  Chocolate Banana Nut Smoothie
Kale:  Kale Pesto          
Ginger:  Soy Ginger Dressing
Lime:  Cilantro Lime Dressing
Honey:  Sweet Vinaigrette
Apple:  Applesauce
Cashew:  Cashew Butter
Avocado:  Guacamole
Peas:  Pea Puree & Linguine
Peach:  Peach, Mint & Blueberry Water
Watermelon:  Red Water
Mint:  Minty Cucumber Water
Orange:  Citrus Water
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
Ginger:  Ginger Lemon Honey Butter
Chive:  Chive Butter
Zucchini:  Veggie Cream Cheese
Parsley:  Herb Butter
Cheddar:  Cheddar Pepper Spread
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
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
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
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

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Fresh Made Simple: A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat: Look, Cook, and Savor 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
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.
SandrasBookNook More than 1 year ago
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.