From the editorial team that brought you Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things comes a new book that will transform your meals.
Dive into the pages of Extraordinary Meals from Ordinary Ingredients where the secrets to the success of more than 900 fabulous recipes are revealed. This book is packed with recipes, tips, and innovations for every cook?from novices to seasoned professionals?fun sidebars offering remarkable hints for prepping and for cooking the dishes, faster, easier, or better. Save time in the kitchen by using common household mixes or sauces?instead of spending hours of chopping, mixing, and cooking. Use the full-color insert to see month-watering photos of finished dishes. Benefit from lighter, healthier, low?calorie dishes by using staples such as applesauce or reduce fat and calories by using evaporated milk in baked goods, quiches and creamy soups.
Eliminate excess trips to the grocery store to pick up some exotic spice or seasoning, just look on your shelf. Inside these pages you?ll discover tips, such as:
* Using mint tea to infuse fresh aroma and mint flavor to rice, plus a little lemon juice and you?ll have a refreshing lemon-mint rice?a perfect accompaniment to any meat dish
* Adding a can of cola to pork stew to create a rich-tasting, well-balanced flavor
* Stirring in semi-sweet chocolate into a vegetarian chili to add a little more pizzazz
A bonus A-to-Z section contains 550 ingenious ways to use your favorite kitchen staples in wonderful new ways. You?ll be surprised to discover that your stash of secret ingredients are already sitting right there on your shelves.