Robin Takes 5
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: November 2011
Featured Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash with Wild Mushroom Stuffing
It’s 5:00 PM. Everyone’s hungry. It’s takeout or fakeout, meaning nuking a processed meal from the freezer. But there’s a third option that doesn’t include processed food or an unhealthy heap of calories and fat — Robin Takes 5.
Imagine quickly preparing delicious meals for yourself, your friends, and your family with just 5 fabulous ingredients. Does it get any better? Absolutely! The book features 500 recipes and each dish is a mouthwatering 500 calories or less. Two-color recipe text complements full-color photography inserts. In addition, helpful icons note ideal recipes for holidays and entertaining as well as recipes with less than 500 mg of sodium. That’s not all — nutritional information is given for each recipe.
In Robin Takes 5, 500 recipes highlight at least 10 different ethnic cuisines, and dishes range from soups, pizzas, and pastas, to chicken, beef, pork, seafood, side dishes, and desserts. Consider 70 recipes just for chicken, such as Cashew Crusted Chicken with Roasted Jalapeno-Mango Chutney, and 50 dessert recipes, such as Orange Marmalade Tart with Chocolate Covered Almonds. Consider yourself armed for mealtime.
Robin Miller, a Food Network star, is the author of the best-selling cookbook Quick Fix Meals.
Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing, we’re giving away a copy of this book to one lucky Cooks&Books&Recipes reader (details below).
The subtitle for this cookbook says it all: “500 Recipes, 5 Ingredients or Less, 500 Calories or Less, 5 Nights a Week at 5:00 P.M.” Since I’m a fan of simple cooking, I love the idea of using only 5 ingredients. Plus, I didn’t see a recipe with a prep time of more than 15-20 minutes. And with 500 recipes, this cookbook has plenty to choose from. Finally: 500 calories or less? That’s a wonderful added bonus (especially at the holiday time of the year)!
Ready to try one of the fabulous recipes from Robin Takes 5 cookbook?
We recommend starting with the Roasted Butternut Squash with Wild Mushroom Stuffing.
Our next-to-try recipes: Olive Tapenade Flatbread with Grilled Shrimp and Parsley; Roasted Chicken with Hearts of Palm and Parmesan; Pesto-Stuffed Lasagne; Dark Chocolate Truffles with Mint Sprinkles
Robin Takes 5 Giveaway
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