Title: 101 One-Dish Dinners
Author: Andrea Chesman
Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
One-dish is a winning formula for today’s busy families. In 101 One-Dish Dinners, Andrea Chesman shows off the versatility of Dutch ovens, skillets, and casserole pans. Classic baked dishes like ham and potato gratin, chicken potpie, and vegetable lasagne go head-to-head with diverse stovetop suppers like jambalaya, seafood paella, and pad Thai. For those looking for something a little lighter but still filling, there are plenty of meal-in-a-bowl salads and timeless soups. Serve up a nourishing meal tonight with little fuss and fewer dishes!
This is an easy to follow and very useful cookbook which requires minimal pots and pans because pretty much all of each recipe is made in one post – hence the name!
I’ve made quite a few of these dishes now and can honestly say they’re super easy to follow and tasted really good. My favourite section so far has been the oven-cook dishes as they’re super easy and I love just being able to shove it in the oven and go off and do something else until it’s ready! The vegetable lasagne in particular has been a real winner with everyone I’ve made it for – but there are plenty of non-veggie recipes too, of course! Plus a lot of recipes look like they could easily be adapted to add or remove meat, if that’s what you fancy.
There are a good amount of photos to accompany recipes (something which I always finds encourages me to make that recipe, if I can see the end result – and I’m sure many other people are the same!) and they don’t require lots of crazy ingredients that you’re never going to have in the cupboard. Some recipes are a lot more basic than others, which is great as there’s a good range you can pick from depending on A) your cooking skills and B) how lazy you’re feeling. This is an essential part of cooking for me – most of the time I’m really excited to try something fancy, even if it doesn’t work out, but sometimes I just want something quick, easy and requiring minimal effort.
This is a great do-it-all book, so however you’re feeling, 101 One-Dish Dinners should have you covered!