This is the must-have guide for anyone who is keen to spend less time preparing food and more time enjoying it - with no compromises on freshness, flavour and health. These carefully-chosen fifteen-minute recipes aim to equip the busy but adventurous cook with a full range of options for all appetites and occasions, whether preparing a hearty breakfast, whipping up a light but energy-boosting working lunch, preparing main course meals for the family, entertaining friends, or simply hankering after a quick-fix healthy snack or sumptuous dessert. All recipes aim to simplify culinary technique whilst remaining innovative, and combine fresh, nutritious foods with store-cupboard basics for speedy and superlative results. An information-packed reference section will arm the reader with all the necessary tips on short-cut ingredients and quick-cook techniques so that they can enjoy the lighter side of cooking in every sense. Some of these appetizers and main course meals will make excellent entertaining options - just the right occasion to spend less time slaving away in the background, and more sharing the fruits of labour with family and friends. See just how much can be achieved in fifteen minutes of kitchen time. Prepare a vegetable-laden butter bean and sun-dried tomato soup, pan-fry sirloin steaks with whisky and cream, roll herring fillets in oatmeal and bake with apple, or wow friends with Moroccan-style chicken wings - an excellent al fresco option. And to round off any meal, there is a delightful range of desserts, including zabaglione and chocolate hazelnut galettes. 400 colour photographs accompany full step-by-step guidance and show stunning examples of the finished dish, to inspire even the busiest cook to ditch those supermarket convenience foods in favour of a more rewarding home-prepared dish. With full nutritional information on the content of fat, carbohydrate and salt content in each recipe, this is an unbeatable guide to enjoying fast, no-fuss and healthy fare while living life to the max.
AUTHOR: Jenni Fleetwood is a highly experienced food writer and cookery editor. She loves travelling, and she spends part of every year in South Africa, where she enthusiastically samples the very latest cuisine. Jenni has compiled and written many cookery books on creating fast yet good, nutritious food, perfectly tailored to the hectic family schedule or busy lifestyle. Her other titles published by Lorenz Books include Clay-Pot Cooking, The Ultimate Book of Main Course Dishes, Red Hot! A Cook's Encyclopedia of Fire & Spice, Griddle Sizzle and Sear, Good Food Fast, 500 Chinese Recipes and Spirited Cooking.