Cook Once Dinner Fix: Quick and Exciting Ways to Transform Tonight’s Dinner into Tomorrow’s Feast

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I was a big fan of Cassy Joy Garcia’s previous book, Cook Once, Eat All Week, so I was excited to read her new book, Cook Once: Dinner Fix. Cook Once, Eat All Week was a workhorse of a book, twenty-six weeks’ of three main dishes organized around the same protein, vegetable and starch. Cook Once: Dinner Fix takes this concept to a smaller size: chapters organized around proteins, with two dinners using the same or similar components.

Garcia’s tone is warm and approachable – she knows families want to cook delicious healthy food, preferably in thirty minutes, and she also knows what a holy grail it is when you find recipes that fit that brief.

I enjoyed the structure of how the recipes were set up: first photos of each meal and then instructions and ingredients on the following corresponding page, designated as “Meal 1” and “Meal 2”. Tips and substitutions are also given on each recipe. The recipes I am excited to try are Chicken Sloppy Joes with Ginger Carrot Slaw and white Enchilada Casserole with Tomato and Avocado Salad; as well as Classic Meatball Boats and Wedding Soup with Orzo. I know my whole family will enjoy them and I know they won’t be super complicated to prepare which is indeed the Holy Grail!

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Author Cassy Joy Garcia
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publish Date 14-Sep-2021
ISBN 9781982167264 Buy this Book
Issue January 2022
Category Cooking, Food & Wine