EatingWell Serves Two: 150 Healthy in a Hurry Suppers

 
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A fusion of simplicity, healthy ingredients and just-right quantities, these delicious, exciting new recipes are designed for today's growing world of empty-nesters, couples without children and smaller households.

For millions of fast-paced, modern households, the old cookbook standard of "serves four" is increasingly outdated and a daily nuisance. With more than 77 million baby boomers adjusting to the Empty Nest Syndrome, and with their adult children setting up their own new homes, there is a mounting demand for quick, easy, healthy recipes yielding fewer servings.

But cooking for two people or even singles isn't as simple as cutting a recipe in half. In EatingWell Serves Two, the award-winning editors and recipe developers for America's leading food and nutrition magazine have created 150 dinner recipes from their hugely popular "Healthy in a Hurry" and "Serves Two" columns to meet the specific needs of smaller households.

More than a cookbook, EatingWell Serves Two provides a smart guide for how to shop in small quantities, how to store leftover ingredients, keep a well-stocked pantry and use easy cooking strategies that result in minimal waste while putting a healthy, delicious meal on the table in 45 minutes or less.

Filled with mouthwatering photography and tips on shopping, planning and simple cooking for two with healthy ingredients and without waste. Full-color throughout.

Customer Reviews:

  • Fabulous cookbook whether you're serving two or more
    I use this cookbook regularly, usually doubling recipes for leftovers or to serve more than two, and I have been very impressed with the food. Everything is so flavorful, the recipes are clear and easy to follow, and above all, the food is truly healthy. Beyond the main recipes, there is a section on quick sauces and sides to spruce up any salad or meal. There's a huge variety, too--Asian, Mexican, Italian, American--a range of flavors to enjoy. This book also has thick, glossy pages and tons of gorgeous photographs to make browsing and planning pleasure. You can't go wrong with this purchase. A fantastic cookbook! I also recommend the EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry cookbook, which was my favorite for a long time but is now rivaled by Serves Two....more info
  • Perfect for Newlywed
    As a new wife and first time cook this cookbook is awesome. I love that recipes are unique but at the same time do not require exotic ingredients that are hard to find. Also it's very convenient that the nutrition information is listed to the side of each recipe. ...more info
  • Great simple healthy recipes!
    I love this cookbook. I've made several of the recipes and every one including my picky boyfriend loved them! It's a great source if your stuck in a rut and looking for something new and relatively healthy to fix yourself and/or a loved one....more info
  • Great Book
    I Love to cook but its only me and one other in the house, so I always had a lot of leftovers. I needed to get books for cooking for 2. so i found this book and had purchased it along with a few other and i really live this book. A lot of good recipes and easy to follow. I have made several things out of it already and plan on using this book a lot more....more info
  • Eating Well Serves Two
    Absolutely amazing cookbook. I love it so much, I use it 4-5 times a week. The recipes are surprisingly quick, yet the dishes are complex, wholesome and restaurant-worthy. My husband loves it as well. I was shocked to find a cookbook that combines simplicity, health, practicality and incredible taste! I hope they put out a version 2! ...more info
  • Wonderful and easy
    I got this book when I decided that my partner and I needed to stop our usual, come-home-from-work-and-nosh-in-front-of-the-refrigerator-all-evening pattern. I was drawn to the promise that the meals were appropriately-sized and quick to make. I was not disappointed. I've tried the fettucine, the artichoke and spinach soup, the sesame and herb encrusted halibut, the garlic mashed potatoes, and the tuna potato croquettes (my advice on this last one is to follow the recipe and use chunk light tuna, not solid albacore, which I found impeded the stickiness of the croquettes). Most every recipe has been at least good and at most, fantastic . . . the miso-glazed salmon is to DIE for (I buy Whole Foods fresh-frozen, wild-caught Alaskan coho salmon steaks, and put one in the fridge in the morning before work to defrost). There are also some good tips on how to make side veggies interesting. I highly recommend this book for couples who want a roadmap for easy, quick, healthy and really, really tasty meals. All nutrional information is included, so if you are watching your calories, you can choose accordingly. ...more info
  • great
    i love this book and use it every day just about. Easy, perfect portions. As a busy, health conscious grad student, this book is perfect...more info
  • Versatile and delicious as well as healthy and quick
    EatingWell Magazine aims these healthy and varied recipes at the empty nester who doesn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen or end up with leftovers. Preparation time (active and total) and nutrition info accompany all recipes as well as make-ahead instructions where applicable.

    However, convenience and diet aside - these are versatile and delicious recipes. There's a whole chapter on dinner salads - Cobb Salad, Southeast Asian Scallops and Greens, Sweet and Salty Beef Salad, Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Artichoke Hearts. Every one I tried was a winner and all came in at under 30 minutes.

    Other must-have-again dishes include Lemony Asparagus Pasta, Creamy Artichoke and Spinach Soup, Marmalade chicken, Shrimp and Shiitake Stir-fry, Grilled Steak with Beets and Radicchio.

    A few I plan never to try, like Turkey Fingers with Maple-Mustard Sauce and Asian Salisbury Steaks, but these are outnumbered by intriguing dishes like Pork Tenderloin with Gingered Mango Sauce and Pomegranate Duck. The book ends with chapters for "Quick" sauces, sides and desserts as well as a vegetable shopping and cooking guide and notes on cooking techniques and special ingredients.

    Highly recommended for anyone with a small household....more info
  • Just Fantastic
    I'm a complete foodie, I live alone, visit the gym often and love to eat fresh foods. I've made over half the recipes in this book so far and have really just loved them all (I've done some tweaking for fun). They are quick to make, very healthy and incorporate all kinds of fresh and ethnic ingredients. I was very surprised by how much I use and love this cookbook (as I usually whip up random concoctions). I go food shopping with it all of the time. The tips at the front of the book (i.e. for essential pantry items and proper portions for two people) are really helpful. Enjoy!...more info
  • Strongly recommended for kitchen cookbook collections
    Featuring 150 wonderfully healthy and savory recipes for quick and easy meal preparation for the time-constrained kitchen cook, "Eating Well: Serves Two" covers planning the meal, shopping wisely, and step-by-step cooking instructions for a perfect result. Culinary author Jim Romanoff (Food Editor and Recipe Developer of 'EatingWell Magazine') offers delectable dishes ranging from Captiva Shrimp and Chicken Salad; Tunisian Vegetable Tagine; Grilled Chicken with Chipotle-Orange Glaze; and Turkey fingers with Maple-Mustard Sauce; to Saffron-Scented Mussels; Pork with Dried Apples and Prosciutto; Poached Salmon with Creamy Piccata Sauce; and Penne with Vodka Sauce and Capicola.. Profusely illustrated with full color photography of the finished dishes, "Eating Well: Serves Two" is strongly recommended for kitchen cookbook collections for its time-conserving, elegantly presented, palate pleasing, appetite satisfying, culinary cornucopia of imaginative recipes....more info
  • Eating well for two
    Recipes are good and they literally make two servings most of the time. It's just me for meals and I don't end up feeding my dogs since I couldn't stand eating the same thing four times in arow!...more info
  • Delicious, easy, healthy
    The book is large and sturdy and stands up well to typical kitchen abuse. It includes information on shopping healthily for two, as well as menu suggestions. Recipe chapters include: dinner salads, soups & stews, vegetarian mains, poultry, fish & seafood, meat, and accompaniments. In keeping with the healthy aim of the book, desserts are relegated to a several-page portion of the accompaniments chapter.

    Small symbols mark particularly low-carb or high-fiber recipes. Each recipe estimates both "active minutes" spent preparing the dish as well as total minutes. There are make-ahead notes and detailed nutrition information. There's also a "nutrition bonus" note that points out any particular vitamin benefits found in that recipe. For example, the "Caesar Salad Three Ways" includes plenty of Selenium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and omega-3s (it also comes with a basic recipe as well as a shrimp and a chicken variation--hence "three ways"). Sometimes extra notes are included, for example, the Caesar Salad has a side note with instructions on making your own croutons. It also includes a delectable-looking photo; while photos aren't included with all of the recipes, there are certainly enough to make your mouth water!

    I personally found not all of the flavors to my liking. Some were a bit bland, and some tried to make up for blandness in ways that just didn't appeal to my palate. A Lentil & Chicken Stew appealed to a friend of mine who particularly prefers bland food, but I just couldn't enjoy the lemon, dill, and chicken flavors together. On the other hand, she and I both loved the Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Soup, which takes a rather unusual approach to making a thick and creamy soup out of very healthy ingredients.

    There's a really nice Grilled Peach Sundae recipe in the quick desserts section that we heartily enjoyed. While it's true that I found a few of their recipes to be not entirely memorable, on the whole they're quite good. The Eggplant-Cheddar Bake, for example, disappeared very quickly!

    My only reservations with this book are definitely taste-dependent. If you don't enjoy the kind of semi-bland, lemony-chicken type of recipe that shows up in a lot of healthy eating cookbooks, then there will be some recipe sections in here that won't appeal to you. That said, there are plenty of people who will enjoy those recipes, and even the rest of us will find lots to work with in here!...more info
  • GREAT COOKBOOK!!!
    This cookbook was recommended to us by a friend...we ordered it and were not disappointed! It is the perfect cookbook for a couple who needs quick, healthy meals that are delicious. Also, we liked that it uses ingredients that you can actually find in your local grocery store. We highly recommend this cookbook!...more info
  • Fantastic Cookbook
    I recently purchased this cookbook and have already tried several of the recipes. I have been amazed by each one-- they are incredibly simple, and generally rely on ingredients that most well-stocked kitchens have on hand. The portions are perfect, and the sections on how to shop for two as well as the how-to section in the back are very helpful. The Mrs. and I are trying to cut back on our portions and eat healthier and this book is helping us to achieve those goals. You will not be disappointed if you buy this book. Bon appetite!...more info
  • this is a fabulous cookbook!
    I have dozens of cookbooks and it takes something special for me to keep one on my kitchen counter. This one certainly qualifies. I've tried several of the recipes and all were delicious and it is so nice not to have a ton of leftovers. I love that the nutritional information and suggested sides and included for each recipe.

    What really makes this book a winner for me are the Notes. Every time I read an instruction or ingredient I'm not quite sure about, there is a Note exactly on point, anticipating my question. In addition, the tips regarding shopping in small quantities are very valuable.

    If you're looking for a cookbook with delicious recipes and smaller quantities, don't pass this one up!...more info
  • Everyday Cookbook
    I bought this cookbook in November and use it 3-4 time a week. Every recipe is easy and fast. My boyfriend is somewhat of a picky eater and he likes just about everything I've made. I bought copies for my empty nester parents and "in-laws" and would give it to every couple I know if I could. I like the built in "portion control" since every recipe is for 2 which keeps us from over-eating. The vegetarian recipes even satisfy carnivores. Each recipe includes nutrient information, too, so when you need to up your calcium, fiber, etc. intake, you know what recipe to choose. Even when you're too tired to cook, some recipes are so simple and tasty (chicken tarragon) it takes less energy to whip something up than look through the take-out menus. I have dozens and dozens of cookbooks, but this is definitely the most-used. Buy this book!...more info
  • best cookbook ever for healthy living
    We have used this cookbook about 4 times a week since we got it.
    Perfect portion sizes for 2 and lots of tasty good for you ideas.
    This is the best healthy cookbook you could get if single or a couple.
    Just double up the amounts for a family if you have a couple kids....more info
  • Yummy, Healthy Recipes
    This is a great cookbook for people who have a roommate or live alone. The recipes are healthy and delicious, and if you live by yourself, you don't end up eating the dish 4 nights in a row. The cookbook has a variety of recipes that incorporate many tasty ingredients, and is not necessarily for someone who is trying to lose weight....more info
  • Great Book
    I Love to cook but its only me and one other in the house, so I always had a lot of leftovers. I needed to get books for cooking for 2. so i found this book and had purchased it along with a few other and i really live this book. A lot of good recipes and easy to follow. I have made several things out of it already and plan on using this book a lot more....more info
  • I'm shocked at how much I use this book!
    I have over 100 cookbooks and a serious phobia of boring healthy food. For years I wouldn't even try a recipe if it looked too simple. This book has changed my mind about fast nutritious cooking. Every time I flip through it I have to add a couple of more post-it notes reminding myself to try certain recipes.

    Today I made a pot of the Corn and Bacon Chowder. White chowder, for me, says "lots of fat in order to be good." This stuff has 1/2 cup of low fat milk in it and is as creamy and thick as I was craving. The flavor is great and it'll make a great lunch tomorrow, which is why I made it. I have to say I have enjoyed every single dish I have prepared. And it's really cut down on my meat department grocery bill. This recipe only calls for two pieces of bacon.

    The recipes taste complicated, like you spent hours preparing them. Yet, they are simple enough for a novice cook. I disagree with a comment I read saying this book tends to lean more toward the bland, lemony chicken recipes. I definitely have not found that to be true. And while it does use a few of the same ingredients over again in several recipes, I appreciate alternative uses for miso if I'm going to spend $6.00 to have it around. My only problem with this book is that there are no leftovers for lunches.

    I have probably bought 10 books on cooking for two over the years. And this is the only one I have really ever used. I can't recommend it enough. I'll certainly be passing this one on to my other child-free friends and family! ...more info
  • Subtitle "In a Hurry" could be a bit misleading...
    This is a well-written book with very healthy recipes. The nutritional information is provided for each recipe, which to me is one of the marks of a good cookbook. The downside is that there are quite a few ingredients in most of the recipes, including some unusual ones, at least in my kitchen. This means that unless your pantry is really well stocked, you won't be able to make most of the meals without a trip to a really good grocery store. For example, do you regularly have miso in your pantry? Whole wheat orecchiette? Plum sauce? I have made some of the recipes for my husband and myself, and they always turn out wonderfully delicious, but I definitely needed to plan ahead for that trip to the store, and the dish wasn't prepared "in a hurry"....more info
  • eating well serves two
    fabulous cookbook i ordered two and will give them as christmas gifts they are wonderful....more info
  • very pleased
    i'm very happy with this purchase, in fact it may be my favorite cookbook. it is beautiful, well written, with enough variety and different recipes to keep my interest. all of the recipes i've tried so far have been great. the creamy walnut pasta is so good that i've tripled it for guests!

    ps- another really nice feature is in the back there is a section of every kind of veggie and how to prep and cook it. VERY handy!

    update: a year later it's still one of my favorite go to books!...more info
  • Wonderful cookbook that saves you money
    This is a cookbook that I have really appreciated ever since I got it. I think that it has done an amazing job at focusing in on healthy cooking for a small amount of people, where the recipes aren't going to take hours to prepare. Best of all I think that my trips to the grocery store have been costing less because I use everything that I buy with less waste than using other cookbooks.

    The layout of the book was what hooked me initially. There is one recipe per page in the main part and roughly half have a full page picture. I find that a picture really helps the first time that you make the dish to have a good idea what you are going for. In smaller side bars are nutritional information for the dish, and guidelines for storing any of the ingredients that you didn't use all of in the recipe.

    I have made about 20 of the dishes and I think that all have come out very nicely. I have never gone to the store and not been able to fine the ingredients for the dish, which can be the ultimate waste of time after you have your heart set on making something.

    I have also learned to rely on the back section about making fast side dishes. I didn't think that I would use it so much because there aren't as many photos back there. But everything in the `Accompaniments' section is so easy to make that you really can't go wrong. It has helped to make my meals well rounded.

    Because I use the book so often I think that it is a good value. I'm hoping that it does really great and we could look forward to another in the same line.
    ...more info
  • Subtitle "In a Hurry" could be a bit misleading...
    This is a well-written book with very healthy recipes. The nutritional information is provided for each recipe, which to me is one of the marks of a good cookbook. The downside is that there are quite a few ingredients in most of the recipes, including some unusual ones, at least in my kitchen. This means that unless your pantry is really well stocked, you won't be able to make most of the meals without a trip to a really good grocery store. For example, do you regularly have miso in your pantry? Whole wheat orecchiette? Plum sauce? I have made some of the recipes for my husband and myself, and they always turn out wonderfully delicious, but I definitely needed to plan ahead for that trip to the store, and the dish wasn't prepared "in a hurry"....more info
  • Outstanding cooking for two cook book

    Excellent choice if you wish to cook food in small quantities that is complex in interest, easy to prepare, and helps responsible food choices for a healthy diet....more info
  • Yummy, Healthy Recipes
    This is a great cookbook for people who have a roommate or live alone. The recipes are healthy and delicious, and if you live by yourself, you don't end up eating the dish 4 nights in a row. The cookbook has a variety of recipes that incorporate many tasty ingredients, and is not necessarily for someone who is trying to lose weight....more info

 

 
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