101 One-Dish Dinners [review]

101 One Dish Dinners by Andrea Chesman

Title: 101 One-Dish Dinners
Author: Andrea Chesman
Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC


[Synopsis]

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!

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[My Review]

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!

[Rating: 4/5]

* Many thanks to Storey Publishing, LLC and Netgalley for providing a copy of this novel in return for an honest and unbiased review. *

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