Great quick recipes for the busy cook that do not compromise taste.
Imagine creating a delicious home-cooked meal in minutes with only four simple ingredients. It's easy with these recipes.
Beginner and experienced cooks alike can make tasty and appetizing meals on those hectic days when there is barely a minute to spare. Countless recipe variations, with dozens of nutrition suggestions, kitchen tips and cooking techniques, make this an invaluable reference. Margaret Howard includes recipes to suit every taste:
With just four simple ingredients, any cook can prepare and enjoy delicious meals in minutes.
Margaret Howard is an author, registered dietitian and a professional home economist.
From the Introduction
In choosing the title for this book, The 250 Best 4-Ingredient Recipes, I was curious to learn whether there is any special meaning to the word four.
I was indeed pleased to come across, with considerable help, the real significance of this word. It has far deeper meaning than 1, 2, 3, 4 in numerical order. There are four elements -- earth (or solids), water (or liquids), air (or gas) and fire. There are four seasons -- winter, spring, summer and fall. There are four points to the compass. There are four sides to the square. You will no doubt think of many other ways the word four or number 4 enters your life. I hope that this book will be one of them.
In this book , I offer quick food preparation for the busy person who is not willing to compromise on great taste. The four-ingredient concepts counts water, salt and pepper as non-ingredients. Everything else is an ingredient!
Planning in all aspects of life is important no less so in meals. I suggest that the following points be considered with regard to meal planning. Unless stated otherwise, all recipes use large eggs and either 2% or homogenized milk.
Appetizers and Beverages
Breakfasts, Brunches and Breads
Salads and Salad Dressings
Fish and Seafood
Meats, Sauces and Marinades
Pasta, Rice and Grains
Desserts and Dessert Sauces