Cooking Light: 5 Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook

July 24, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 

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For busy home cooks, getting a meal on the table in 15 minutes or less, and with few ingredients, means more time with their family and less cost on their grocery bills. The Cooking Light 5-Ingredient 15-Minute Cookbook meets those needs and delivers-with big flavor and nutritious dishes. And instead of just giving you recipes, we’re giving you meals-94 in all! Each meal features a main-dish recipe and either a short recipe to go with it or suggestions for co… More >>

Cooking Light: 5 Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook

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5 Responses to “Cooking Light: 5 Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook”

  1. Anonymous on July 24th, 2010 7:21 pm

    I have a lot of cookbooks with easy or quick in the title that I never use because either the recipes are not healthy or are not tasty or both. I use this Cooking Light cookbook EVERY week for at least 3 of my weeknight meals. Not only is everything easy to prepare, healthy, and tasty; it is easy to search through the book to pick my menus for the week before going to the grocery store. Everything is spelled out for you. I would use this book even if I had plenty of time during the week to cook.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. dltstl on July 24th, 2010 9:57 pm

    I was very disappointed with this cookbook. Typical recipes tend to run along these lines: combine package of frozen vegetables with meat; combine can of something with frozen chicken. Not that that sort of thing can’t provide some very quick and tasty meals, but recipes like that are already printed on the back of the box, or listed by the hundreds on websites like Campbells or Green Giant for free.

    I also objected to some of the processed foods. Frozen vegetables are great–convenient and with nutrition intact. But bottled gravy? The boil-in-bag rice particularly irked me. Rice takes 20 minutes to make! Same thing with all the packaged frozen cooked chicken.

    I will say that the menu recommendations are handy. And it’s nice that each recipe gets a two-page spread–picture on one side, recipe on the other. The downside of this is that this relatively slim book doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot of recipes in it.

    I can recommend checking this book out of the library. You’re sure to find a couple of recipes that are worth checking out. But not to purchase. Frankly the price is outrageous for what you get. You would be far better off spending the same money on any one of the cooking light annual books. Those have about ten times as many recipes of all types, from which you can easily glean at least this many quick weeknight recipes.

    Or save your money entirely and use the “back of the box”/manufacturer’s website recipes, which are pretty much the same thing as this book. There’s nothing special that makes them “light,” other than using the low sodium or low fat version of packaged foods.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Anonymous on July 24th, 2010 11:01 pm

    This book is truly the best cookbook I have ever owned (and since I collect cookbooks, that’s saying alot). I had the book for only 1 week, and have tried 2 recipes (Mexican Chicken Skillet & Dijon Porkchops). Wow—they were quick, easy and truly delicious.

    The book gives food exchange value for all recipes. Since I am counting food exchanges to help me lose weight, this is a great feature!

    The recipes I tried truly did take less than 15 minutes. I could hardly believe it!

    If you’re even considering buying it…..BUY IT. You won’t go wrong!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Stacey Gordon on July 25th, 2010 12:57 am

    I am a busy working woman and not much of a cook to boot. The meals in this book take only minutes to make, but taste like you really know what you’re doing in the kitchen. The nutritional info also makes this cookbook very easy to use with the Weight Watchers 1-2-3-Success program. We’re buying two more for Christmas gifts this year!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Anonymous on July 25th, 2010 3:10 am

    As a mother and busy professional, this book has become a staple item in my kitchen. The recipes are easy, quick, low in fat and delicious. We’ve put a star on the page for every recipe my family has loved…and that’s nearly every one. Cooking Light does everything except the shopping…5 ingredients, 15 minutes — that’s all it takes! This one is a must!
    Rating: 4 / 5

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