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on 24 June 2011
This book would be perfect for someone living in America whose style of cookery is opening cans and microwaving the contents.

The majority of ingredients are not available in the UK - certainly not in the supermarkets in a small Scottish Highland town - and this alone, I feel, makes the book wholly unsuited for sale in this country. Amazon please note.

But even if the ingredients were on the shelves, I had been looking for a book which might have created a bit more enthusiasm for its subject. In this I was sorely disappointed.
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on 14 February 2013
liked it because it is quick and easy. great for beginner vegetarians/vegans. there is no dairy or butter that i've seen, so it is more for vegans, although vegetarians can easily sub in real cheese, etc. didn't like that it doesn't have any pictures or tabs, so i have to use stickies for my recipes.
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on 13 January 2012
Essentially, the 'quick-fix' part is based on pasta, beans, various grains and canned products. The recipes are just about edible, but I didn't feel the need to cook any of them more than once, and the book got donated to charity pretty quickly. If you want a combination of quick and nutritious recipes and pleasant taste, I find that getting a wok and following Ken Hom's recipes gives much better results. An electric wok does the job for me, and even teens living in dorms can use this option.
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