by Glenice Lilje
Quick and Easy Meals
After a long day, do you ever find yourself staring into your fridge, wishing the random food items would magically come together and create a decent meal? Have you ever gotten into an argument that quickly escalated because you were hangry and simply asked, “What do you want to eat?” Maybe you’ve tricked yourself into ordering another meal from Skip the Dishes or UberEats and justified it because the ingredients themselves would cost the same as the take-out bill plus there is less to clean up after. I have done all of the above…almost weekly, in fact.
Even with the help of food delivery programs, I still find myself struggling to construct a well-balanced meal on the daily. Honestly, how did our parents do this? Luckily, I am not alone and it turns out that some celebs have found themselves in the same predicament as well. They are just like us! Below are some new additions to our cook book collection to help curb our hunger and provide tasty recipes to add to your rotation.
You may remember Tia Mowry from Sister, Sister back in the 90’s. Today you can catch her on many Hallmark Channel movies. As a busy mom and actor, Mowry shares her hacks and tips for creating nutritious, hearty dishes that doesn’t take you away from the family for too long. Not just recipes, included are helpful food shopping tips, help with meal planning, meal prep guidelines as well as pantry organizational hacks.
Creator of the popular blog, Dinner: A Love Story, Jenny Rosentrach was struggling with wanting to make better eating decisions both for her health and for the planet. Problem is, she didn’t want to give up the meat that she also loves. So like me, she decided to be a “weekday vegetarian” with meaty splurges for the weekend. With more than 100 recipes, The Weekday Vegetarians is packed with tips, techniques and food for thought that is sure to increase the meat-free meals and shake up your weekly rotation.
Now, more than ever, getting together for meals has never felt so important. Each chapter of Jamie Oliver’s new book, Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy, features a meal with simple ingredients that can be mostly prepped ahead. For any one that has prepared a large feast, you know what a godsend it is being able to prep things ahead of time so you can maximize the time you spend with your guests. Oliver strives to take the stress out of cooking by equipping you with tips to help you stay organized and ahead!