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Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour    by Peter Berley order for
Fresh Food Fast
by Peter Berley
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Regan, 2004 (2004)

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* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Fresh Foods Fast is chock full of recipes for healthy, seasonal meals that can be produced in under an hour – meals with style and substance. Peter Berley states in his introduction, 'These healthy quick meals ... are all composed of traditional, time-tested sources of nourishment, including grains, legumes, seasonal vegetables and fruits, and moderate amounts of high-quality dairy products.' Simple, yet sophisticated, 'they are substantial and delightful fare for vegetarians and omnivores alike.'

How can you go wrong, you ask? I don't think you can. Good, healthy food with a minimum of fuss. And it tastes divine. Could Carrot Leek Soup be anything but? Or Black Bean and Zucchini Quesadillas? And to-die-for Warm Summer Berries with Whipped Crème Fraiche? Whoa. Lead me on. I love pasta, and Pasta with Spicy Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Cherry Tomatoes sounds like a whole new way to serve this favorite.

My about-to-be married thirty year-old grandson loves Pad Thai. Won't he be surprised when I invite the happy couple for dinner? Tired of cole slaw? Try Crunchy Cabbage Salad, a nice replacement. Need a warm pick-me-up on a cold day? Provencal Garlic and Herb Broth, served over croutons with grated Parmesan cheese, would suit perfectly. Served along with Grilled Gruyere and Red Onion Sandwiches with Grainy Mustard! Wow. The Lemon Lentil Soup with Spinach also has to be a winner.

This terrific cookbook is divided into seasons with recommended menus. Thrill your family and friends with a scarcity of effort. Bow to the accolades. You deserve them. As does Peter Berley for a job well done.

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