Cookbook giveaway - Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less

Weeknight Wonders


We're delighted to be able to offer two copies of Food Network Host Ellie Krieger's new cookbook: Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less to our EYB members. The book includes 150 recipes for quick weeknight meals, made with minimal fuss about cooking techniques or hard-to-find ingredients.



To win a copy, just answer the following question: What's your quick go-to weeknight meal?

Additional rules are:

  • Please make certain you have signed in to the EYB website (you don't have to be a paid member). This ensures that we have your email address and can get in contact with you. 
  • The giveaway will expire in 4 weeks on February 25, 2014.

This contest is now closed.  The two lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are PatJ and BarbaraM48.


  • AndreaMeyer  on  1/28/2014 at 12:37 PM

    A classic spaghetti carbonara! Yum!

  • jupflute  on  1/28/2014 at 12:39 PM

    Sweet potatoes with black beans, cilantro, and sour cream. It's fast, delicious, and healthy.

  • alixwall  on  1/28/2014 at 12:48 PM

    black beans sauteed with onions, mushrooms and spinach with some kind of cheese on top over rice.

  • GsyAnne  on  1/28/2014 at 1:16 PM

    Beef stir-fry with a chilli sauce

  • alisonkc  on  1/28/2014 at 1:18 PM

    It changes periodically, but right now it's a simple udon soup with a poached egg.

  • rivergait  on  1/28/2014 at 1:18 PM

    For me, a quick dinner is not the "quick-to-cook-or-prepare" as much as "cooks all by itself for 30 minutes" while I attend to the rest of the family, homework, etc. Steamed salmon and veggies, for example, does its own "quick" thing without me busy stirring or checking the oven for doneness.

  • jaelsne  on  1/28/2014 at 2:01 PM

    Breakfast for dinner. Usually an omelet, but sometimes simply cereal with berries.

  • kedmiston  on  1/28/2014 at 2:18 PM

    A bowl of pre-cooked quinoa, layered with black beans and cheese and topped with homemade salsa. Quick, easy, healthy, and delish!

  • boardingace  on  1/28/2014 at 2:22 PM

    I don't work full-time, so I'm able to cook from scratch nearly every day. So I don't actually have a "quick" go-to meal, and if so, it's by coincidence only. I assume leftovers doesn't count ;) However, one of my friends is due with her 3rd baby soon, so if I win this I would love to give it to her to keep her inspired in the kitchen :)

  • Lindalib  on  1/28/2014 at 2:31 PM

    Pasta with olive oil, broccoli and garlic. My kind of comfort food.

  • liasim  on  1/28/2014 at 3:02 PM

    Nachos! Black beans, red onion, sweet and hot peppers, shredded cheese and salsa.

  • Agatha  on  1/28/2014 at 3:13 PM

    Homemade pizza - I freeze the bases in batches then top and cook straight from frozen - easy and quick!

  • AndieG52  on  1/28/2014 at 3:15 PM

    Pasta with vegetables (broccoli and/or asparagus, tomatoes, olive oil with plenty of garlic and either parmesan/romano cheeses or some chicken or fish thrown in.

  • Zosia  on  1/28/2014 at 4:28 PM

    Pasta with some sort of quickly cooked vegetable (broccoli and garlic, bacon and peas etc...)

  • sir_ken_g  on  1/28/2014 at 4:52 PM

    Spaghetti - the sauce is all made!

  • esztlil  on  1/28/2014 at 5:50 PM

    Vegetable stew

  • Medamida  on  1/28/2014 at 6:16 PM

    Lemon shrimp scampi

  • kimbaddd  on  1/28/2014 at 6:25 PM

    Baked quesadillas! Refried beans, cheese and grilled chicken. Layered between three flour tortillas. Healthier not fried!

  • chawkins  on  1/28/2014 at 6:26 PM

    Egg noodle soup with canned chicken broth, greens and roast duck and/or char siu from the Chinese deli.

  • JaneC  on  1/28/2014 at 7:15 PM

    Scrambled eggs with spinach and toast

  • Soccermom  on  1/28/2014 at 7:20 PM

    penne with tomato-vodka sauce

  • margiem  on  1/28/2014 at 7:37 PM

    Raid the refridgerator salad!

  • TrishaCP  on  1/28/2014 at 7:40 PM

    Any type of stir fry.

  • deucemom  on  1/28/2014 at 7:58 PM

    Anything with shrimp. I always have a bag on the freezer, it thaws and cooks quickly!

  • wordwright  on  1/28/2014 at 8:24 PM

    Stirfries or breakfast for supper. My husband makes scratch pancakes and waffles dreams are made of!

  • Teemo  on  1/28/2014 at 9:14 PM

    ramen noodles with egg and fish balls.

  • Queezle_Sister  on  1/28/2014 at 9:53 PM

    grilled cheese sandwich

  • wkmc57  on  1/29/2014 at 1:14 AM


  • wester  on  1/29/2014 at 1:44 AM

    Pasta and bacon bits, sometimes with some spinach thrown in.

  • GillB  on  1/29/2014 at 2:12 AM

    Salmon, kecap manis and orzo cakes

  • hihelen_westbrook  on  1/29/2014 at 6:11 AM

    I tend to cook stuff in advance and freeze it, at the moment it is a pulled pork and black bean chilli... YUM!

  • vickster  on  1/29/2014 at 7:27 AM

    Tacos made with leftover chicken

  • ballen  on  1/29/2014 at 8:08 AM

    Pasta with a quick homemade puttanesca sauce.

  • decklededges  on  1/29/2014 at 8:31 AM

    Pasta with a quick tomato sauce.

  • Eisme  on  1/29/2014 at 12:27 PM

    Pasta with vegetables and whatever else I can find in the fridge.

  • colevb6  on  1/29/2014 at 3:01 PM

    Homemade pizza from the Artisan Bread in 5: Pizza & Flatbread book!

  • ckline  on  1/29/2014 at 3:06 PM

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup.

  • Kerrey  on  1/29/2014 at 3:18 PM

    Shrimp or salmon, always cook quickly and taste great.

  • Aggie92  on  1/30/2014 at 8:17 AM

    Sautéed chicken breasts with mushrooms, onions, red peppers and finished off with a splash of dry sherry or dry Marsala. Yum yum!

  • prpost  on  1/30/2014 at 11:19 AM

    Grilled Cheese or Ramen noodles are our usual fallbacks

  • Sofie168  on  1/30/2014 at 11:19 AM

    Tex-Mex or pasta

  • Helenascheffer  on  1/30/2014 at 11:20 AM

    Stir fry with chicken breast, peppers , onions and whatever other vegetables are in the fridge, with soba noodles

  • BarbaraM48  on  1/30/2014 at 11:22 AM

    Broiled salmon,baked chicken thighs

  • redhairing  on  1/30/2014 at 11:28 AM


  • maisie_grn  on  1/30/2014 at 11:41 AM

    Veggie loaded pasta with park and tuna

  • RANGER99  on  1/30/2014 at 11:43 AM

    I like to throw some veggies and a chicken breast into some tin foil and throw it in the oven. Tasty and little cleanup required.

  • taygete  on  1/30/2014 at 11:44 AM

    Chicken and veggie stir fry on rice.

  • elysek  on  1/30/2014 at 11:48 AM

    Pasta is always quick and easy.

  • hollyglen  on  1/30/2014 at 11:49 AM

    Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit.

  • earthnfire  on  1/30/2014 at 12:04 PM

    Red lentil Dahl

  • eselque  on  1/30/2014 at 12:10 PM

    Olive-oil packed tuna with garbanzos and sherry vinegar, shallots if we have them.

  • matag  on  1/30/2014 at 12:17 PM

    Boneless chicken breast with anything...salsa is fast

  • sbyron  on  1/30/2014 at 12:27 PM

    Whatever's in the freezer - usually a boneless chicken breast, grilled.

  • rstuart  on  1/30/2014 at 12:42 PM

    Pita Pizza: with whatever veggies/cheese are languishing in the fridge..

  • MamaFi  on  1/30/2014 at 12:47 PM

    Thyme and tomato omelette.

  • lmalter  on  1/30/2014 at 12:50 PM

    sausage with sauerkraut and mustard!

  • mimidickinson  on  1/30/2014 at 12:58 PM

    A garbage salad with oil and balsamic vinegar!

  • Imalinata  on  1/30/2014 at 1:21 PM

    Pasta alla carbonara lately, but I keep stock and bolognese sauce in the freezer so pasta bolognese or soup is also very fast to throw together.

  • margiehubbard  on  1/30/2014 at 1:52 PM


  • lauriesk  on  1/30/2014 at 1:52 PM

    My go to weekday meal is spaghetti with tomato sauce.

  • judymn  on  1/30/2014 at 1:58 PM

    My favorite--at least in the winter--is the Mixed Bean Chili in Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express (p. 122). All it requires is onion, garlic, olive oil, spices, and canned beans and tomatoes. You can add ground beef (or walnuts) if you wish. The bonus is that you may have some to save for another meal or two later!

  • pipinita21  on  1/30/2014 at 2:09 PM

    Beef tacos with red rice and refried beans.

  • chikadulce  on  1/30/2014 at 2:33 PM

    Pasta! Because it's fast and easy and I always have plenty in my pantry.

  • mreils  on  1/30/2014 at 2:49 PM

    Pasta puttanesca - because it relies on typical pantry items.

  • acamelli  on  1/30/2014 at 3:08 PM

    stir fry with tofu and a tamari sauce a

  • Amrita  on  1/30/2014 at 3:10 PM

    Baked fish (usually salmon) with mustard sauce, spring onions and coriander with Basmati rice. It is a typical Indian meal on the table in 20 minutes prep to finish.

  • murton  on  1/30/2014 at 3:38 PM

    Pasta with bacon mushrooms with creamy sauce - wine (drink some as you make dish to easy stress) thyme goes well in this.

  • kayanelson  on  1/30/2014 at 4:02 PM

    Tyler Florence's Ultimate Spaghetti Carbonara. I've made it so many times and it's good every single time.

  • kimtrev  on  1/30/2014 at 4:26 PM

    tacos. we always have tortillas, beans & cheese on hand.

  • Slocumj  on  1/30/2014 at 4:29 PM

    My favorite go to meal is vegetable soup in the crock pot

  • grumpybear  on  1/30/2014 at 4:30 PM

    Pizza. My bread machine does all the work making the dough, & then I just need sauce & cheese.

  • Shorespinner  on  1/30/2014 at 4:43 PM

    I make a spicy shrimp and pasta main dish using frozen shrimp, tomatoes, chilis, and pasta - things we always have on hand. Ready in 15 mins.

  • jd5761  on  1/30/2014 at 5:29 PM


  • infotrop  on  1/30/2014 at 5:29 PM

    Frittata with a vegetable, maybe ham or bacon, cheese... and a salad

  • hepzibah59  on  1/30/2014 at 6:11 PM

    Whatever veggies I have in the crisper, plus bacon, served with microwaved rice.

  • kbailey  on  1/30/2014 at 7:25 PM

    Chicken stir-fried with veggies (whatever's on hand) and rice.

  • Brandeemk  on  1/30/2014 at 7:29 PM

    Chicken and Quinoa

  • southerncooker  on  1/30/2014 at 7:57 PM

    Mine often changes with the seasons but a homemade veggie soup is a great one for the cold weather we've been having lately and if you use canned tomatoes and frozen veggies it can be ready in a short time.

  • Beckiemas  on  1/30/2014 at 8:15 PM

    A humble lentil bowl! Just some puy lentils cooked in stock, along with chopped tomatoes, cucumber, shredded lettuce, boiled egg, cubed feta... Whatever tasty things are on hand. It's so comforting, easy to prepare and clean up after.

  • sailor  on  1/30/2014 at 9:24 PM

    Jill Dupleix's Teriyaki salmon on snowpea salad is a lovely quick dish. I sometimes serve stirfried bok choy or stirfried brocolli with chilli on the side as well. Fast, healthy, nutritious and delicious.

  • jheinold  on  1/30/2014 at 9:41 PM

    Seared salmon with cilantro pesto, chickpea salad, snow peas

  • JVW  on  1/30/2014 at 10:57 PM

    Mexican quesadillas or enchiladas - tortillas, grated cheese, black beans, tomato salsa. 5 mins for quesadillas or 10 mins for enchiladas. Brilliant.

  • Julia  on  1/30/2014 at 11:42 PM

    Salmon or pasta with a raw tomato sauce.

  • pokarekare  on  1/31/2014 at 5:40 AM

    My "Sunday night pastie"! Puff pastry sheets from the freezer filled with leftover vegies, cooked tuna, ham or chicken or whatever tasty combination is in the fridge, plenty of grated cheese; edges sealed and put into the oven until golden and heated through.

  • jdl958  on  1/31/2014 at 5:42 AM

    In the summer, it's tuna macaroni salad with green olives and onions. In winter, it's spaghetti.

  • redbird  on  1/31/2014 at 6:05 AM

    Roasted tomato sauce from the freezer with some sautéed hot Italian sausage (also from the freezer) over whatever pasta is in the pantry. Or takeout Chinese.

  • CLeonard  on  1/31/2014 at 6:06 AM

    Fish tacos. A quick and tasty way to get your protein and veggies on a busy night!

  • rhelune  on  1/31/2014 at 7:56 AM

    I always have some cooked legume in the fridge. I toss it with some greens (arugula, lettuce, spinach), add olives, roasted pepper, pickled mushrooms (whatever I have in the fridge), salt, pepper, chili flakes and pumpkin seed oil.

  • cthdawn  on  1/31/2014 at 8:53 AM

    spaghetti; it is quick; great for leftovers and I can add a bunch of ingredients and spices to make it perfect

  • sciencefair  on  1/31/2014 at 8:58 AM


  • Ordinaryblogger  on  1/31/2014 at 10:03 AM

    stew in the slow cooker!

  • HungryHaggis  on  1/31/2014 at 10:40 AM

    An omelette with random veg from the fridge always does the trick!

  • Gunnygoo  on  1/31/2014 at 11:11 AM

    For just me, egg-whites with onions, brocolli, cheese and fresh ground pepper with whole wheat toast. For the family, chicken fajitias with lots of veggies.

  • JamieK  on  1/31/2014 at 12:41 PM

    An Omelet filled with whatever happens to be in the refrigerator at the time; but always with cheese

  • dn_miller  on  1/31/2014 at 1:13 PM

    Shrimp or salmon

  • pgarcia  on  1/31/2014 at 3:54 PM

    Soup I made the previous weekend.

  • dmcfann  on  1/31/2014 at 6:23 PM

    Seared tuna, mung bean sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy

  • trudy  on  1/31/2014 at 6:44 PM

    Seared salmon finished off with Annabel Langbein's Apricot/Chilli glaze. So quick and so delicious!!!!

  • Carpecookie  on  1/31/2014 at 7:10 PM

    Chorizo quesadillas with spinach salad

  • HelenB  on  1/31/2014 at 10:27 PM

    Omelet with baby spinach and goat cheese

  • JanScholl  on  2/1/2014 at 1:23 AM

    I always keep bags of organic frozen brown rice in the freezer and I just stir fry some fresh veggies (whatever is on hand) and add a couple of eggs to the mix. Filling and 10 minutes max. Even better if I have some stale bread for toasting up with garlic.

  • nadiam1000  on  2/1/2014 at 7:46 AM

    Food network Turkey Chili delivers alot of flavor in a short time. Also a big salad with some grilled chicken breast is a great weeknight healthy meal.

  • PatriciaAnn  on  2/1/2014 at 8:01 AM

    steak and sautéed veggies

  • elinaholbrook  on  2/1/2014 at 8:19 AM

    6 ingredient meatballs with spaghetti :)

  • sydneya  on  2/1/2014 at 9:41 AM

    Shrimp with chipotle, lime and cilantro over polenta.

  • napier  on  2/1/2014 at 7:11 PM

    A quick tofu and vegie stirfry flavoured with kaffir lime, chilli, garlic, ginger and kecap manis served with quinoa udon noodles.

  • lselke  on  2/1/2014 at 10:23 PM

    Bruce Cost's recipe for Beijing noodles -- it's basically just ground pork, scallions, and soybean sauce over noodles. Done in a flash, delicious.

  • ae.bell  on  2/2/2014 at 6:13 PM

    Anything with canned chickpeas!

  • ean  on  2/2/2014 at 10:52 PM

    breakfast for dinner like a veggie frittata

  • bfg67  on  2/3/2014 at 9:56 AM

    Pasta with homemade pesto

  • PFP  on  2/3/2014 at 11:05 AM

    Pasta with chopped walnuts gently heated in a good olive oil with a garlic clove (removed before serving) and topped with grated Parmesan or bottarga if I have it on hand. A green salad on the side. I always have these ingredients on hand -- well, not always the bottarga. And of course some wine! A piece of fruit in season and maybe a bit of cheese along with it. The whole meal is assembled in less time than it takes the water to boil for the pasta so I can set the table too. If I want to vary it, that is easy, depending upon what I have on hand, but my pantry or refrigerator always has anchovies, eggs, a variety of dried herbs and dried pepper flakes, so it is a meal which never grows boring.

  • mesanger  on  2/3/2014 at 3:02 PM

    The "anything left in the fridge" frittata. I have made them with everything from sliced brussels sprouts to kabocha squash to kimchi!

  • Toppity  on  2/4/2014 at 9:09 AM

    Anything done in a pressure cooker!

  • Nancith  on  2/4/2014 at 4:19 PM

    Some version of mac & cheese usually does the trick!

  • Siegal  on  2/5/2014 at 8:29 AM

    Breakfast for dinner

  • RobinCR  on  2/6/2014 at 6:39 AM

    Tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwiches

  • NikkiPixie  on  2/6/2014 at 5:23 PM

    Pasta with a lovely tomato and capsicum sauce - homemade in big batches then frozen....makes things very easy!!

  • dinnermints  on  2/7/2014 at 5:41 PM

    Poached eggs on greens with some cumin and currants

  • rahiscock  on  2/8/2014 at 6:25 AM

    Frozen prawns are always in my freezer for quick dinners - usually either a red curry or a pasta with chili, rocket, & basil.

  • vinochic  on  2/11/2014 at 12:22 AM

    Pasta with roasted vegis and a little feta cheese.

  • ladibyrd  on  2/13/2014 at 12:06 AM

    Chicken salad or quesadillas... took a cue from Moe's and do fold-over rather than two tortilla quesadillas and they're so quick and easy! And not too unhealthy when you don't flood them with cheese...

  • cookgoalie  on  2/13/2014 at 12:56 AM

    Vegetable fritters using produce from my garden, served with rhubarb relish and sour cream.

  • Moniquelfp  on  2/13/2014 at 10:42 AM

    Fried rice, helps me use up assorted veggies and leftovers in the fridge!

  • debbypo  on  2/13/2014 at 1:53 PM

    Asian or Italian inspired soups using boxed low-sodium chicken or veggie broth and an assortment of aromatics, protein, veggies and usually a noodle or other grain.

  • JoBills  on  2/13/2014 at 3:13 PM

    Poblanos with chipotle in adobo sauce, stuffed with quinoa, corn, onions and cheese

  • BlytheSpirit  on  2/14/2014 at 8:26 AM

    Pasta with butter and cheese.

  • crandall57  on  2/14/2014 at 3:37 PM

    Pasta with a sauce of oven roasted tomatoes (that I froze last summer) and sausage.

  • PatJ  on  2/16/2014 at 2:17 PM

    Fish Tacos

  • annieski  on  2/19/2014 at 5:18 AM

    shrimp, veggies and pasta. we have canned tomato sauce, shrimp and veggies in the freezer. It's a quick, delicious go-to.

  • kfelton  on  2/20/2014 at 1:00 PM

    Panini sandwiches with soup, with whatever we have on hand.

  • Riversideshep  on  2/20/2014 at 3:37 PM

    Pasta in the pan, fry some garlic, onions and bacon while its cooking. Mix a carton of cream, 90g parmesan and 3 eggs. Drain the pasta, stir the sauce through while its hot then mix in the bacon and onion. The best carbonara on the plate for 4 in 15 minutes.

  • AMbaby56  on  2/22/2014 at 2:06 PM

    pan seared chicken breast, steamed veggies, rice and a bowl of miso soup!

  • patsylu  on  2/24/2014 at 10:37 PM

    A green and a grain.

  • Jane  on  2/27/2014 at 4:48 PM

    This contest is now closed. The two lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are PatJ and BarbaraM48.

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