By Claire Tansey
2020 • Page Two Books Inc
It’s 2 p.m.—do you know what you’re making for dinner? That’s the struggle most of us face every day, and the more complicated life gets, the more stressful the simple act of deciding what to feed your family can feel. But if you love food and eating well, you’re more than up for the challenge! And Claire Tansey’s latest book is here to make it easy, fast, delicious and fun.
Dinner, Uncomplicated frees you from the pressure of the evening meal with simple and satisfying recipes for every night of the week: the ones with the luxury of 45 minutes and the ones when the whole family needs to eat right now. These 90 inspired and easy-to-follow recipes are simple to shop for, efficient to prep and quick to clean up, and the dinners they make are flavourful, nourishing and always crowd-pleasing. What’s more, the recipes and techniques in this invaluable book are designed to suit every type of meal planner, whether you like to schedule your week, batch and freeze, fly by the seat of your pants or discover some perfect place of your own in between.
Building on her celebrated first book, Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking—which showed the world that food can be spectacular without being difficult, and special without being expensive—Claire Tansey’s follow-up release keeps a laser focus on dinner, with wall-to-wall meals and no filler, desserts or sides to wade through. With unfussy ingredients and simple approaches, this intuitive guide to dinner is organized in a way that lets you tackle that pressing daily question in any situation, in whatever way your day, your mood and your family demands.
Drawing on her years of experience as a chef, teacher, mom and food director at Chatelaine, Tansey also offers practical, tried-and-true strategies for getting ahead, stocking the freezer, meal planning and generally making that all-important meal more of a joy and less of a chore. You’ll also find innovative ways to give leftovers a delightful second act, and a whole chapter of smart tips for giving flavourful new life to the scraps of food we usually throw away—allowing you to “waste watch,” protect your budget and preserve the environment, all at the same time. There’s even a mouthwatering section on simple-but-impressive celebration dinners, for those weekends when you have a little extra time to surprise your family or wow your guests.
Save money, eat healthier, free up quality time, take care of the planet and take care of yourself, all by making dinner. It’s just dinner, but now it’s uncomplicated.
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