Once considered exotic, the flavors of Asia are now as close as the international aisle of every supermarket. Using only commonly available ingredients, award-winning cookbook author and Asian-food guru Nina Simonds creates easy, soothing, healthful meals that are masterpieces of simplicity.In Simple Asian Meals, Simonds presents over 100 recipes for accessible Chinese, JaOnce considered exotic, the flavors of Asia are now as close as the international aisle of every supermarket. Using only commonly available ingredients, award-winning cookbook author and Asian-food guru Nina Simonds creates easy, soothing, healthful meals that are masterpieces of simplicity.In Simple Asian Meals, Simonds presents over 100 recipes for accessible Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese specialties—packed with fresh, seasonal ingredients and health-giving benefits from immune support to ease of digestion to cholesterol reduction. Almost all her dishes require only one pot to prepare, and to make meal preparation as manageable as possible, she also provides freezing and storing techniques, recipe variations for convenience and personal taste, and lists of basic staples readers should always keep on hand.Colorful, comprehensive, and informed by Simonds's own culinary travels and memorable moments in Asia, Simple Asian Meals is every home chef's guide to creating exquisitely flavored Asian cuisine quickly and effortlessly....
|Title||:||Simple Asian Meals: Irresistibly Satisfying and Healthy Dishes for the Busy Cook|
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Simple Asian Meals: Irresistibly Satisfying and Healthy Dishes for the Busy Cook Reviews
I loved this book so much from the library that I actually bought it. My 17 year old called me out on making "way to much white food" so we decided that we would cook more multi-culturally this summer. This is the book we started with. A lot of fun if you are just learning about spices and curry and all sorts of different combinations. Let me tell you, eating dishes such as these out of the house is a lot different than making it in house. It's a fast and furious pace to make some of this stuff. Luckily, most, if not all, ingredients are in your local grocery and the the directions are easy and straight forward. The best part? A picture for many of the recipes listed. One thing I would not recommend is the Curry-Coconut Chicken and Mango Salad - sounds awesome, right? Yeah, um, no - it called for 3 Tbs of fish sauce and I thought by the time it came to the table that we were all sitting at the bottom of a dead sea filled with anchovies that had been barfed up by the family dog. We could barely get through the meal. If you're a lover of fish sauce, by all means have at it. But our family quickly learned that was not a taste we would acquire quickly or quietly. Luckily, there are a lot more in the book that are minus this amazingly indescribable ingredient!
One cannot truly understand the wonder that is Asian food until they have had it homemade. There is something about the complexity of flavors and smells that is lost in most dining experiences. Nina Simonds offers simple and yet delicious alternatives to eating out. Her meals are easy enough for the least experienced cook. The book is filled with flavors that inspire a handful of recipes.I like that she doesn’t offer tons of recipes but instead offers ways to alter the recipes she has listed. Cooking becomes comfortable when we are invited to experiment. I loved that she encouraged spices and that most of her flavors are easily attainable for those in the United States.She finishes the book with Asian inspired desserts that complete the simple design. They are not overly sweet and most require little time to make them (she offers a recipe to make your own ice cream bon bons – I know what I am making this summer).The last thing she did that I liked was dot the book with little trivia about the nutrition of the foods and Chinese medicine. It completed the whole picture of what the dish would be like for me. My ARC was in black and white which made me a little sad because the book is filled with beautiful pictures that could only get better in color.
Tried many good recipes at our Library Cook the book night. I have made two recipes several times, they've become new regulars in my house with 3 kids. The "Five spice pork tenderloin" and the "Best Ever Vegetarian Fried Rice" that I now make with chicken. Good with Tofu too. I really like how the author is a fan of ready prepared grocery store items, shredded carrots for example.
great recipes...great photos....great book
I loved this cookbook so much that I bought my own copy. Simple, delicious, healthy meals in beautiful colours. I think this will become my goto book for when I need a quick idea for dinner.
Great, fairly easy recipes.