Modern Lunch: +100 Recipes for Assembling the New Midday Meal

Modern Lunch: +100 Recipes for Assembling the New Midday Meal

by Allison Day


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From Allison Day, the acclaimed cookbook author and award-winning blogger behind Yummy Beet, comes Modern Lunch: a collection of over 100 original, plant-forward recipes that celebrate the midday meal.

Modern Lunch is the new lunchtime hero for time-strapped, budget-conscious, and salad-fatigued people everywhere. Focusing on healthy, quick—and, yes, Instagrammable—recipes with minimal effort, Allison takes readers on a feasting journey inspired by fresh flavors and ingredients, and her travels.

Meals in jars and adult-appropriate lunchboxes will actually make you look forward to lunch now, especially when recipes like Chicken and Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Peanut Butter Vinaigrette, Tomato Sourdough Soup with Cacio e Pepe Socca Triangles, and Walnut-Crusted Avocado, Feta, and Eggs with Pesto Rice are waiting for you. Find inspiration for delicious lunches to eat at home, too, like Greek Chopped Salad with Crispy Peppercorn Salmon, and a new take on the classic ploughman's lunch. Spend weekends with friends gathered around easy-to-assemble platters and picnic baskets, and enjoy homemade brunches that rival any restaurant's. And, if you're someone who likes to improvise, Allison shares her staple recipes and tried-and-tested strategies for mastering meal prep, as well as ideas and combinations for quick, on-the-fly lunches that encourage creativity but promise satisfaction—even if you have to dine at your desk.

With dazzling recipes and photography, and smart tips on hacking the lunchtime game, Modern Lunch proves that a delicious, exciting, and inventive lunch can be achievable for any appetite, wallet, and busy schedule—and maybe even spark a little office envy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147531001
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 489,001
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ALLISON DAY is a cookbook author, writer, editor, food stylist, and creator of the Taste Canada award-winning food blog Yummy Beet. Allison's third cookbook, Modern Lunch (Appetite, Penguin Random House Canada) will be released in the spring of 2019. Her first cookbook, Whole Bowls, and single-subject second cookbook, Purely Pumpkin, are both out now. She's contributed to and been featured in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Vegetarian Times, Food Network Canada, SHAPE, FLARE, and more. Allison lives in Ontario, Canada and London, United Kingdom.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How to Make Lunch Happen 8

Part I Lunch To Go

Chapter 1 Meals in Jars 19

9-Layer Salad with Lemon Curry Dressing 20

Chicken and Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Peanut Butter Vinaigrette 22

Cold Noodle Salad with Smoked Tofu and Miso-Sesame Dressing 25

Quids and Easy Salad Inspirations 27

Chicken, Celery, and Apple Waldorf with Oat Groats 31

Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Chicken and Tamarind Dressing 32

Instant Warm Moroccan Couscous Salad 34

Springtime Pasta Salad with Tuna and Creamy Pesto Dressing 37

French Lentil Salad with Roasted Radishes, Peas, and Eggs 39

Cauliflower Fatten with Pine Nuts and Dates 40

Chapter 2 Soups and Stews 43

Just-Add-Water Miso, Sweet Potato, and Soba Ramen 45

Harissa, Squash, and Chickpea Stew with Kale Chips 47

Tomato Sourdough Soup with Cacio e Pepe Socca Triangles 50

Savory Vegetable Cobbler 53

Spanish Lentils with Olives, Almonds, and Saffron 55

Broccoli, Rigatoni, and White Bean Minestrone with Fried Lemons 57

Chapter 3 Contemporary Lunch Boxes 61

Asparagus and Pea Pilaf with Eggs and Mozzarella 62

Falafel with Quinoa Tabbouleh and Tahini-Yogurt Dressing 65

Walnut-Crusted Avocado, Feta, and Eggs with Pesto Rice 67

Lemon Roasted Potatoes, Chicken, and Spinach with Tzatziki 71

Eggplant, Brown Rice, and Tahini Burgers with a Salad 73

Seasonal DIY Lunch Boxes 76

Pantry Dal with Raita, Brown Rice, and Mango 81

Soba Noodle Kit with Bok Choy and Teriyaki Tofu 83

Chicken, Eggplant, and Basil Wraps with Cashews 86

Black Bean Salsa Salad with Homemade Crepe Tortillas 88

Part II Lunch At Home

Chapter 4 Plates and Bowls 93

California Lunch Bowl 95

Baked Squash with Brown Butter, Feta, and Chili 97

Modern Ploughman's Lunch 99

Baked Sweet Potatoes with 4 Different Toppings 101

Pink and Green New Potato Salad with Smoked Trout 104

Sheet-Pan Persian Lemon Chicken 107

Brussels Sprout, Grape, and Goat Cheese Pizza 109

Avocado with Turmeric Yogurt and Walnut Crumble 113

Triple Beet and Smoked Mackerel Grain Bowl 114

Chapter 5 Salads with Substance 117

Mustard Seed Roasted Vegetable, Barley, and Bean Salad 118

Citrus, Shrimp, and Quinoa Salad with Feta 120

Chopped Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce 122

Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing 124

Greek Chopped Salad with Crispy Peppercorn Salmon 126

Farro, Beet, Asparagus, and Watercress Picnic Salad 128

Sunday Kale Salad 131

Zucchini Tangle with Romesco and Burrata 133

Greens and Farro with Chicken, Avocado, and Honey-Mustard Dressing 135

Lemony Barley and Roasted Carrot Salad with Goat Cheese 138

Part III Sharing Lunch On The Weekend

Chapter 6 Platters 143

A Gathered Platter 145

Meze 147

Easygoing Lunchtime Platter Ideas 149

Chapter 7 Brunch for Lunch 151

Savory Avocado French Toast 152

Saag-Style Eggs with Preserved Lemon 154

Polenta Porridge with Broccoli Rabe, Tomatoes, and Eggs 156

Rustic Spelt Quiche with Asparagus and New Potatoes 159

Miso-Butter Mushrooms and Greens Toast 161

Even Mote Modern Ways with Toast 162

Turkish Poached Eggs with Eggplant on Socca Crepes 164

Maple, Lemon, and Ginger Granola 167

Squash Agrodolce on Yogurt with Dukkah 168

Honey Bacon and White Bean Mash Toast 171

Sweet Potato, Chard, and Smoked Cheddar Frittata 172

Kombucha Americano 175

Pour-Over Coffee 176

Chapter 8 Picnic Baskets 181

English Picnic 183

Camping 189

Waterfront 195

Road Trip 199

Part IV Make Lunch Special

Chapter 9 Modern Lunch Club 205

Chapter 10 Lunchbox Treasures 213

Express Chocolate Pudding Cups 215

Berry and Apple Oat Squares 216

Power Snacks 218

Whole Grapefruit and Almond Cake 221

Savory and Sweet No-Recipe Snack Solutions 224

Vanilla Cashew Ice-Cream Pops with Chocolate Shell 227

Ginger Kombucha-Baked Rhubarb Yogurt Parfaits 230

Part V The Lunch Larder

Chapter 11 Modern Meal Prep Staples 235

Dressings and Condiments 236

Proteins 238

Grains 241

Vegetables 242

Chapter 12 Gear Guide 245

Acknowledgments 250

Index 252

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