Simple, healthy meals for every night of the week.
Weeknight Fresh & Fast shows how to put a delicious, wholesome meal on the table every night of the week. Reflecting author Kristine Kidd's practical and flavorful approach to cooking, it offers quick, easy, and healthy dinner ideas for any time of the year, with dozens of choices for poultry, meat, seafood, pasta, egg dishes, soups, stews and more.
Using fresh produce as the foundation, Kidd transforms fresh ingredients into delicious dishes: a lemony saute of chicken cutlets, asparagus, and sugar snaps is perfect in the springtime; quickly grilled lamb chops with chunky peach salsa make the most of summer's abundance; a comforting risotto with earthy vegetables and creamy blue cheese is a creative way to highlight fall's bounty; juicy roasted salmon topped with tangy grapefruit and avocado relish makes the most of winter's citrus. Many recipes are perfect for two people and can easily be scaled up to serve more.
Organized by season, chapters open with advice about the fresh ingredients and cooking methods best suited to the time of year. Also included are ideas for quick vegetable sides and fruit desserts as well as advice on stocking the pantry. Clever tips throughout offer enticing ways to round out meals, customize recipes to personal tastes, menu-planning strategies, and helpful ideas for turning leftovers into new suppers later in the week.
With this solution-packed title on the shelf, you'll have a reliable road map for eating well every night, no matter what the day brings.
- Quick weeknight meal ideas for spring, summer, fall, winter
- More than 100 recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian dinners
- Ideas for rounding out the meal with quick sides and fruit-based desserts
- Tips offer time-saving strategies, ideas for using leftovers, and more
"This book reflects my personal cooking style and, I hope, will show you that preparing tasty, fresh, and quick meals can be fun if you follow three simple strategies: seek inspiration from the seasons; plan ahead; and keep a well-stocked pantry. Even if you are as busy as I am, try to take the time to cook and enjoy at least one meal every day, no matter what the day brings." - Kristine Kidd
About the Author
Kristine was the food editor at Bon Appétit
magazine for 20 years, where she was responsible for filling its pages with delicious recipes. The dishes she created for many covers and feature stories were so popular, they are republished in the Bon Appétit
cookbooks. She is currently working as a cookbook author, and her seventh book, Weeknight Gluten Free
, came out this year. She enjoys inspiring people to cook simple, fresh, gluten-free food on her blog, www.kristinekidd.com.
Kristine is the food editor for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch website, and also works as a culinary consultant. Even though she is busy, Kristine prepares fresh meals at home almost every night. She shops at farmers' markets, and uses local and sustainable ingredients whenever practical.
About the Photographer
An acclaimed food, still life, and travel photographer based in New York City, Kate Sears is a contributor to Martha Stewart Living, Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Food Network Magazine, Elle Décor,
and Everyday with Rachel Ray
, among others. Her previous book projects include Williams-Sonoma The New Slow Cooker, Eggs
, Jasper White’s The Summer Shack Cookbook
, and Martha Stewart’s Dinner at Home