Just because you can make something quick, doesn’t mean it’s not healthy.
Healthy is a trend that’s not going away anytime soon. And, that’s a good thing. We could all use a few healthy alternatives in our lives. Let’s face it, pork belly is awesome, but, a steady diet will probably lead to some not so pleasant results.
Because healthy is so popular there are virtually a truckload of cookbooks that have been written in this culinary space. How to sort out the great from the so-so? That’s where I come in.
If you’ve been a semi regular reader of this site, you know that I’ve touched on a few vegetarian and vegan titles over the past several months. They’re all great cookbooks and contain some very healthy alternatives. But, I have to admit, I like healthy provided it tastes like it’s not.
When it comes to healthy eating it can be tough to strike the correct balance. One part of us whispers, “Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho”. While the other part screams, “Patty Melt”. Weldon Owen is out with a book that can take care of the former, while pacifying our craving for the latter.
Healthy in a Hurry strives for delicious, healthy and accessible food that won’t take you four hours to make. We’re all busy. And, we all like to eat great meals. So, this is a perfect combination.
It’s arranged by meal type and could not be easier to cook from. It carries the Williams-Sonoma nameplate, so, you know that these recipes have been tested time and time again. They’re known for putting great dishes into print. That’s a big plus when buying a cookbook today. You can feel confident that if you take the time to make these recipes they will work. Even in your kitchen.
Karen Ansel and Charity Ferreira have teamed up on the recipes, while Maren Caruso contributes some beautiful and mouthwatering photographs. If you already maintain a watchful eye on your diet, this book will give some new options. It’s also a superb starting point for any busy family looking to upgrade their less than healthy menu.
AFTERWARD: I’m pretty certain that you won’t be fooled into thinking that the Pork Medallions with Romesco Sauce is a braised pork shoulder. But, your bathroom scale and your Cardiologist aren’t that easily fooled either.