I collect cookbooks, and I picked up one yesterday that fits my hasty tasty meals philosophy: Weight Watchers® in 20 minutes (Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, NJ ©2009). It retails for $29.95 USA but I found it on sale.
If you’re a follower of the Weight Watchers® program, you’ll find the Points® value posted for each recipe an added convenience. It’s printed in my preferred format, a spiral bound book that lies flat for easy reference while cooking. Weight Watchers® in 20 minutes includes 250 recipes including ten that use the “cooking ahead” method (or what I call creative leftovers) in which you cook one food that pulls double duty. Robin Miller, of Food Network’s Quick Fix Meals would approve, I’ll bet.
For example, a meal of Kielbasa with Peppers and Onions today morphs into Sausage and Red Bean Gumbo tomorrow. Each recipe serves 4 and can be halved or doubled, as needed. Plus–and this was, again, right up my ally–several recipes are for the pressure cooker, such as Moroccan-Style Lamb or Honey and Spice Porridge. These are not your routine recipes, yet they’re simple and fast.
If you’re in the market for a healthful meals cookbook, try Weight Watchers® in 20 minutes. Tonight we’re having, New Orleans–Style Chicken, my first try from this collection. I look forward to it!