“We all need a break, but we also deserve good, nutritious food. This is what you get with the fast, diverse recipes in WEEKNIGHT WONDERS.”
—Jacques Pepin , cookbook author and PBS-TV cooking series host
“Ellie proves over and over that healthy is delicious. In WEEKNIGHT WONDERS, she proves it can be fast, too!”
—Melissa d’Arabian , Food Network star, author, and mom of 4
"Krieger, a registered dietician, and host of the Food Network’s Healthy Appetite, maintains that “there is no need to deprive yourself or go to extremes to be healthy… balance is the key.” She suggests time-saving shortcuts, like using prewashed greens or canned or frozen foods, but avoids highly processed ingredients and artificial additives, and focuses on common and easy-to-find ingredients…Krieger delivers on her promise—the recipes are fast and fresh ."
Registered dietician and Food Network star Krieger (So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week) focuses on making healthy meals delicious and doable. While some of her cookbooks seem similar, each offers distinct strategies for healthy eating. Here she shares techniques for keeping weeknight dinner prep "in the 30-minute zone," suggesting shortcuts that include prewashed ingredients and quick-cooking proteins. Busy home cooks will appreciate that recipes such as grilled tandoori chicken breasts, velvety artichoke soup, and two-minute mango coconut sorbet are easy to shop for and mostly budget-friendly. VERDICT Another solid collection of contemporary feel-good fare. Public libraries should expect demand.