May 4, 2009

Book of the week: Fast, fresh and fabulous

Today's book of the week is Fast, Fresh and Fabulous by Janelle Bloom.  I am such a fan of her cooking, because she seems to understand how the average person thinks, and her recipes are so accessible.  She one GREAT cook who doesn't think techniques like using a microwave are beneath her, and incorporates it into so many dishes.  I  still to this day make a great microwave dessert that I saw her make on 'Ready, Steady Cook'.  It is so easy and simple.  All the recipes in her book are simple and delicious, using everyday ingredients (and if they don't she gives great substitutions).  I have never seen a biscuit recipe so simple as her Peanut Butter Cookies - wow(....and a little secret freebie - you can get this recipe on her website here).

This is a book I highly recommend.  Below are a few sneak peeks of the yummy things inside (great photography by Steve Brown too!).

Feta and Spinach Gozleme

Corn and Zucchini Fritter

Banana Walnut Bread (Yum)

Various Fruit Jams (made in the microwave!)

You can get a copy here, here or here plus many other places!


  1. Microwaves ... alot of people think they are cancer causing! I'm trying to use mine less and less.

  2. YUMMO! Am hungry just looking at those photos...especially the Gozleme..


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