Rachael's secret weapon is keeping plenty of versatile, flavorful ingredients in the cupboard, fridge, and freezer. She'll show you how to combine these staples with just a few fresh items--never more then 10--to create delicious meals for every night of the week. In Express Lane Meals, Rachael shares her personal list of must-have items--from a bottle of EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil) to chicken stock in a resealable box to a good hunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. As long as you've stocked up on Rachael's On Hand list, you'll never need to do a big shop to make any of the all-new recipes in this book!
Rachael knows that even on your busiest days you don't want to eat boring meals or resort to fast food. From Mediterranean to Mexican, bistro to burgers, she mixes and matches everyone's favorite cuisines to create meals that are loaded with flavor and super-easy to make. She divides the recipes into three categories: Meals for the Exhausted, Meals for the Not Too Tired, and Bring It on! (But Be Gentle!). No matter which you choose you'll learn handy tricks and shortcuts to get the most impressive-looking meals on the table in 30 minutes or less.