Monday, March 14, 2011

Fresh Food Fast!

I needed some recipe inspiration so last week I spent an hour or so at Borders seaching for great cookbooks. My friend let me borrow the Barefoot Contessa's How Easy is That Cookbook and I really liked it.

She makes real cooking look so easy and I love the way she shares her favorite cooking basics in the book, like San Marzano canned tomatoes, available at Harris Teeter. I will never buy anything else!

I ended up with Martha Stewart's Everday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast. The book is divided into Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Desserts and it really does offer fresh, healthy and fast recipes, fast being KEY these days.
This chicken, edamame and noodle stir fry looks good:
And I can't wait to make these creamy lemon squares. Nice that you can try a sampling of recipes on her website before committing to the book:
This weekend we made the walnut and dried fruit granola and the bean, corn and tortilla salad...both very good. See what you think!