Escape the Doldrums of One Meat Two Sides

Andrew Farley

5 Stars

March 15, 2017

Dinner is filled with creative meal ideas that will have your mouth watering from the first recipe.

If you’ve ever tried to find new creative food ideas, but felt like you were stuck with chef’s block, you could use this book. First and foremost, this is a book for everyday, weeknight meals. Looking at the pictures you will think, “Surely that is not true.” But as you begin to read you will realize that each recipe is designed for just that purpose. Now you may not make Thai Chicken Breasts in 20 minutes the first time you attempt it, but the recipe is laid out, and explained, to help you do it in that amount of time.

Need more proof that these recipes are for the everyday meal? Every recipe comes with a little write-up of how it was created, what can be changed, and often why it will not only be pleasing to adults, but children as well. Because kids are finicky eaters, and parents want to make a meal that will be nutritious and eaten. This aspect was the most useful to me. I will soon be a parent, and the last thing I want is for my child to have to eat the same boring meals I had many weeknights (sorry Mom).

In addition to being able to feed children, this book also helps you feed the vegetarian in your life. Many of us have one, and it can be quite difficult to mix up the ideas for them. Not only are there vegetable recipes throughout the book, but a whole section for Tofu!

If you are single, part of a young couple, new family, or seasoned one looking to mix things up, this is a book you need to have. Beautiful pictures will guide you throughout, and you will learn easy, quick, and creative recipes that you will use over and over again.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.