This book gives readers everything they need to know to prepare hearty fare with ease. The 75 recipes, like Roasted Garlic Soup with Pork and Broccoli, and Balsamic-Lentil Soup, contain complete nutritional analyses and offer a breadth of streamlined choices. Readers simply choose which main protein they would like, i.e. beef, chicken, seafood or beans, and go from there. The book begins by introducing the reader to basic soup cooking techniques and moves on to creative and quick culinary variations.