The kitchen timer just rang for SkinnyTaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolka with Heather K. Jones, and it’s available to be checked out today from the Ridley High School Library! Gina Homolka is the founder, author, photographer, and recipe developer of the tremendously popular food blog SkinnyTaste.com; Heather K. Jones is a Registered Dietician and wellness coach. In other words, these ladies bring serious kitchen credentials to this deliciously unique new cookbook!SkinnyTaste Fast and Slow is full to the brim with recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, combined with plenty of convenient meals that you can simply toss into the slow cooker to enjoy later. The authors keep it healthy and convenient with lots of whole foods, veggies, and in-season ingredients, all of which can be found at a general supermarket (no internship at an organic farm required!). The authors also provide some time-saving tips and tricks that will help you be more efficient, and have more fun, in the kitchen:
- Make a meal plan
- Cook in season (Less work + More Flavor = A winning equation!)
- Pack your pantry with essentials like grains, canned goods, and seasonings
- Fill your fridge and freezer with staples of the perishable variety
- Learn fast cooking fundamentals and slow cooker secrets
The chapters are fairly standard (Healthy Mornings, Meatless Mains, On the Side) with one notable exception: Zoodles, Squashta, Pasta, and Sauce. This is where you’ll find some fresh twists on that same ol’ spaghetti. Skinny Scoops, Food Facts, and nutritional information for every recipe round out this fantastic addition to the library. Gina and Heather also incorporate SkinnyTaste.com‘s ultra-helpful Recipe Key within their collaborative effort:SkinnyTaste Fast and Slow will not only inspire you to cook and eat more healthfully, it will also give you the tools you need to follow through on it! Thank you to Blogging for Books for providing a copy of this book exchange for an honest review!