Great quick recipes for the busy cook that do not compromise taste. Imagine creating a delicious home-cooked meal in minutes with only four simple ingredients. It's easy with these recipes. Beginner and experienced cooks alike can make tasty and appetizing meals on those hectic days when there is barely a minute to spare. Countless recipe variations, with dozens of nutrition suggestions, kitchen tips and cooking techniques, make this an invaluable reference. Margaret Howard includes recipes to suit every taste: Appetizers and beverages like tapenade and white wine Spanish sangria Hearty soups like cabbage beet borscht and pasta fagioli soup Breakfasts like heuvos rancheros or puffy oven pancakes Salads such as Italian pasta insalata or cabbage and carrot slaw Seafood dishes like herb-roasted salmon and cumin-crusted halibut steaks Poultry dishes like mushroom chicken stroganoff and chicken burritos Meats dishes like Thai burgers and pork chops with cranberries Pasta and grain dishes like broccoli and red onion pasta or sun-dried tomato quinoa Vegetarian dishes like black bean chili or caramelized onion and goat cheese pizza Desserts like ginger ricotta cream or raspberry mousse. With just four simple ingredients, any cook can prepare and enjoy delicious meals in minutes.