If you think that folding an egg has something to do with laundry, or that a wok is good exercise, you’ve come to the right place.
Nutritionist and family meal-planner extraordinaire, Leanne Ely knows her way around a stove and a pantry–and she provides everything you need to know, from mincing garlic and barbecuing beef to pulling off your first dinner party. Select chapters feature tasty recipes that can be prepared with the greatest of ease. You’ll find practical and trustworthy advice on:
equipping your kitchen: what you must have, what you don’t need
stocking your cupboards, fridge, and freezer with the essentials
selecting fresh produce and high-quality meats, poultry, and fish
slicing, dicing, sautéing, simmering, and other prep techniques
whipping up quick, scrumptious dishes with ingredients on hand
ensuring that your main course and side dishes are ready at the same time
preparing mouthwatering one-pot meals, from Lemon Tarragon Chicken to Easily the Best Casserole in the World
baking fast and easy cookies, pies, cakes, and cobblers
Saving Dinner Basics also includes a handy glossary of common food terminology, a spice primer (it’s about time you discovered thyme!), and a troubleshooting guide for various cooking challenges. Let Leanne Ely help you turn your kitchen into what it was meant to be: the place where great meals begin.