The Easy 30-Minute Cookbook 100 Fast and Healthy Recipes for Busy People by Taylor Ellingson

This is a great cookbook for those who want to get a good meal with healthy ingredients on the table quickly.  It is also an excellent resource for beginning cooks; it will help them to feel confident and perhaps ready to branch out to more complicated recipes.

The author’s style is conversational.  The tone of the book is that of having a friend come over and give some cooking advice.  The book starts with information including ingredients and supplies to have at hand.  The recipes that follow include breakfasts,  salads and soups, handhelds, vegetarian, seafood, pork and beef.  Just a few of the recipes include chorizo baked eggs, chipotle black been soup, pesto turkey burgers, tomato and goat cheese tart, thai peanut vegetable bowls, coconut curry mussels, creamy chicken sausage pesto pasta….well, you get the idea.  100 easy to follow recipes in all.

I will make good use of this book.  Will you?

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

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SERVES: 2 to 3 | PREP TIME: 5 minutes

Did I lose you at cauliflower? I promise—you can’t taste it! I started adding cauliflower to all of my smoothies a couple years ago and have never looked back. Cauliflower adds a dose of nutrients (vitamins C, K, and B6), fiber, and antioxidants, and you really can’t taste it. This strawberry smoothie gets an even bigger health boost from the ground flaxseed and chia seeds, which are optional but always make me feel like I’m getting the most out of my smoothies.


Prepare the smoothie. In a high-speed blender, combine the milk, strawberries, banana, cauliflower, honey, flaxseed (if using), and chia seeds (if using). Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.

Per Serving: Calories: 259; Saturated Fat: 0g; Total Fat: 6g; Protein: 4g; Total Carbs: 50g; Fiber: 8g; Sodium: 376mg

Simple Swap: Feel free to use fresh strawberries and bananas, and add ½ cup of ice. This recipe is best with frozen cauliflower, as it adds a creaminess to the consistency


  • 4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

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