It's 2 p.m. - do you know what you're making for dinner? That's the struggle most of us face every day, and the more complicated life gets, the more stressful the simple act of deciding what to feed your family can feel. But if you love food and eating well, you're more than up for the challenge! And Claire Tansey's latest book is here to make it easy, fast, delicious and fun.
Dinner, Uncomplicated frees you from the pressure of the evening meal with simple and satisfying recipes for every night of the week: the ones with the luxury of 45 minutes and the ones when the whole family needs to eat right now. These 90 inspired and easy-to-follow recipes are simple to shop for, efficient to prep and quick to clean up, and the dinners they make are flavourful, nourishing and always crowd-pleasing. What's more, the recipes and techniques in this invaluable book are designed to suit every type of meal planner, whether you like to schedule your week, batch and freeze, fly by the seat of your pants or discover some perfect place of your own in between.
Building on her celebrated first book, Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking - which showed the world that food can be spectacular without being difficult, and special without being expensive - Claire Tansey's follow-up release keeps a laser focus on dinner, with wall-to-wall meals and no filler, desserts or sides to wade through. With unfussy ingredients and simple approaches, this intuitive guide to dinner is organized in a way that lets you tackle that pressing daily question in any situation, in whatever way your day, your mood and your family demands.
Drawing on her years of experience as a chef, teacher, mom and food director at Chatelaine, Tansey also offers practical, tried-and-true strategies for getting ahead, stocking the freezer, meal planning and generally making that all-important meal more of a joy and less of a chore. You'll also find innovative ways to give leftovers a delightful second act, and a whole chapter of smart tips for giving flavourful new life to the scraps of food we usually throw away - allowing you to "waste watch," protect your budget and preserve the environment, all at the same time. There's even a mouthwatering section on simple-but-impressive celebration dinners, for those weekends when you have a little extra time to surprise your family or wow your guests.
Save money, eat healthier, free up quality time, take care of the planet and take care of yourself, all by making dinner. It's just dinner, but now it's uncomplicated.
About the author
Claire Tansey is a chef, writer, teacher and former food director at Chatelaine . As the author of Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking and the founder of Claire Tansey's Kitchen, she inspires home cooks with easy, fun and delicious recipes, and entertains them with her genius tips, irreverent style and the natural joy she brings to the simple process of preparing and sharing food.
Dinner, Uncomplicated is a must-have kitchen resource. Claire Tansey brings together simple ingredients, clear instructions and beautiful photos to help you create an uncomplicated, outrageously delicious dinner.
- Greta Podleski, bestselling cookbook author
Claire Tansey has convinced a committed non-cook like me to jump into the kitchen.
- Tracy Moore, TV host
This new cookbook has arrived just in time to save my weekday dinners from the same old, same old. Dinner, Uncomplicated is both practical and aspirational: cook what you love, use what you have, add a little twist that elevates the meal.
- Lian Dolan, bestselling author, podcaster and member of the Satellite Sisters
At a time when we all juggle so much, Dinner, Uncomplicated is just the go-to guide you need. It's packed with inspiration and loaded with delicious recipes that are bright, fresh and practical - exactly what I want to be cooking for my family.
- Chef Lynn Crawford
Claire Tansey has singlehandedly solved the dinner dilemma with this smart and unfussy cookbook. These simple yet inspirational recipes are guaranteed to find a place on your family meal plan, week after week.
- Aimee Wimbush-Bourque, award-winning author of The Simple Bites Kitchen
Finally! A realistic cookbook with recipes that look good, taste good and can be on the table in half the time it takes to get delivery. Dinner, Uncomplicated is inventive, colourful and family-friendly - keeping every meal time drama-free and delicious.
- Abbey Sharp, cookbook author and creator of Abbey's Kitchen
In Claire Tansey's kitchen you will find a simple path to a lifetime of family flavours, and the confidence to begin your journey.
- Chef Michael Smith
Claire Tansey's practical approach will make dinner your new superpower! Whip up a meal in little time and count on it to be delicious - and to leave you with minimal dishes to wash.
- Anna Olsen, cookbook author
It's hard to put a home-cooked meal on the table every night, but thanks to Dinner, Uncomplicated we now have a blueprint. This book is filled with well-crafted, delicious recipes, plus practical advice on planning meals, dealing with fussy eaters, stocking the pantry and using up leftovers. It will improve your mealtimes, and de-stress your life.
- Jennifer McLagan, award-winning author of Bones, Fat, Odd Bits, Bitter and Blood