Uncomplicated by Claire Tansey

Even this cookbook lover admits that there are times when I don't want to think about dinner. Any number of things can throw my carefully balanced juggling act off course. Claire Tansey is an accomplished chef, but also a busy working mom, so she knows the stress that takes over when deadlines are looming but we need to put dinner on the table. In her debut cookbook, Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking, Claire has streamlined classic dishes so that cooking doesn't take more time than it needs to. 

The author knows how to filet a fish or slow roast a duck, but admits that sometimes she is just hungry and wants to make a simple meal to sit down and enjoy with her family. The recipes in Uncomplicated are those that she prepares on the regular. For instance, the Gingery beef and broccoli with cashews that can be made ahead and served up before takeout can be called in. There are over 125 recipes from breakfast to dessert, including dishes for entertaining and the holidays. 

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Special thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for providing the materials for our EYBD Preview as well as three copies of this title in our giveaway below. 

 

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Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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75 Comments

  • Lkitchings  on  11/12/2018 at 9:56 PM

    Bubble and squeak

  • jmay42066  on  11/12/2018 at 10:07 PM

    Cucumber fridge pickles

  • JoanneJ  on  11/12/2018 at 10:11 PM

    Superfood Chicken Caesar Salad.... and then Blueberry Bran Muffin cake!

  • riley  on  11/13/2018 at 12:13 AM

    Spicy peanut and lime noodles with chicken

  • southerncooker  on  11/13/2018 at 1:36 AM

    Grilled chili-lime shrimp

  • Kristjudy  on  11/13/2018 at 5:44 AM

    Spicy peanut and lime noodles with chicken

  • copeybarb5008  on  11/13/2018 at 6:29 AM

    SALMON CAKES. THERE A FAVOURITE OF MINE SO IF I WIN THIS INCREDIBLE UNCOMPLICATED COOKBOOK I;LL BE FOLLOWING CLAIRES RECIPE. IM PRAYING TO WIN THIS COOKBOOK. THIS IS HOW I SPEND MY TIME READING COOKBOOKS. IM DISABLED AND CANT WALK SO THIS IS WHAT I LOVE TO DO. I THEN PASS THEM ON AFTER WRITING OUT ALL MY RECIPES TO MY SISTER WHO TAKES THEM TO SPECIAL PEOPLE IN COLLINGWOOD

  • dbielick  on  11/13/2018 at 6:59 AM

    Split pea, butternut and bacon soup

  • nova  on  11/13/2018 at 7:00 AM

    Superfood Chicken Caesar salad and Cabbage with vinaigrette . Both recipes sound interesting !

  • Analyze  on  11/13/2018 at 7:37 AM

    I'd like to try Blueberry-bran muffin cake or strawberry and lime buttermilk muffins :)

  • melspot  on  11/13/2018 at 7:57 AM

    Italian Roast pork and one of the Lentil soup recipes

  • kmn4  on  11/13/2018 at 8:00 AM

    Cheddar and broccoli gnocchi casserole

  • sarahawker  on  11/13/2018 at 8:06 AM

    Italian meatballs with lemon and parsley

  • Siegal  on  11/13/2018 at 9:03 AM

    Bubble and squeak sounds hilarious

  • Totallywired  on  11/13/2018 at 9:57 AM

    British style fish pie

  • lauriesk  on  11/13/2018 at 10:00 AM

    Beef and barley soup

  • lean1  on  11/13/2018 at 11:17 AM

    Spicy peanut and lime noodles with chicken sounds like my kind of recipe!

  • cnori  on  11/13/2018 at 11:20 AM

    Creamy lentil soup with warm spices.

  • tennyogirl  on  11/13/2018 at 12:04 PM

    Miso greens with chickpeas and power seeds

  • ravensfan  on  11/13/2018 at 2:03 PM

    Split pea, butternut and bacon soup

  • mariannec23  on  11/13/2018 at 2:22 PM

    Saucy Tex Mex black beans!

  • janv  on  11/13/2018 at 4:14 PM

    Cheddar and broccoli gnocchi casserole

  • choppergirl  on  11/13/2018 at 5:46 PM

    Instant Bircher muesli

  • matag  on  11/13/2018 at 7:08 PM

    Italian roast pork

  • matag  on  11/13/2018 at 7:11 PM

    Italian roast pork

  • JRumi  on  11/13/2018 at 9:06 PM

    Fresh vegetable chili

  • thewoobdog  on  11/14/2018 at 7:08 AM

    Lemon and spice grilled chicken!

  • Macpherk7  on  11/14/2018 at 11:04 AM

    One pan roast sausage supper. Just add a spinach salad.

  • Macpherk7  on  11/14/2018 at 11:09 AM

    One pan roast sausage supper. Just add a spinach salad.

  • verorenee  on  11/14/2018 at 5:48 PM

    beef and barley soup

  • demomcook  on  11/14/2018 at 11:36 PM

    Curried cauliflower and cheddar gratin

  • MiMi60  on  11/15/2018 at 9:31 AM

    Ricotta dumplings

  • KarenGlad  on  11/15/2018 at 9:42 PM

    British style fish pie

  • EmilyR  on  11/16/2018 at 12:04 AM

    Roasted maple-cayenne bacon

  • purviska  on  11/16/2018 at 7:22 AM

    blueberry-bran muffin cake

  • BMeyer  on  11/16/2018 at 10:06 PM

    peanut and lime noodles with chicken

  • t.t  on  11/17/2018 at 12:13 AM

    Creamy red lentil soup with warm spices

  • sacredshs  on  11/17/2018 at 3:38 AM

    Strawberry lime buttermilk muffins

  • Tapper42nd  on  11/17/2018 at 9:05 AM

    Lentil and vegetable soup

  • Mwmitch  on  11/17/2018 at 9:09 AM

    Cream red lentil soup!

  • tararr  on  11/17/2018 at 10:48 AM

    Fish pie

  • debbiehb  on  11/17/2018 at 1:55 PM

    Green goddess salad

  • elsid22  on  11/17/2018 at 7:28 PM

    Beef and Barley Soup!

  • jezpurr  on  11/17/2018 at 8:50 PM

    Gingery beef and broccoli with cashews!!!^_^

  • RickPearson54  on  11/19/2018 at 8:59 AM

    fish pie

  • SnarkyLarane  on  11/19/2018 at 12:11 PM

    That no bake coconut cake is gonna be made later this week!

  • mabbit  on  11/19/2018 at 3:34 PM

    beef and barley soup -

  • RokiMowntinHi  on  11/19/2018 at 7:27 PM

    Pasta carbonara (but that coconut cake is tempting too!)

  • KittyPride  on  11/20/2018 at 12:55 AM

    I would make the Green goddess salad, I have never had it before.

  • antpantsii  on  11/22/2018 at 6:33 AM

    Gingerbread bundt cake with lemon glaze

  • Steben  on  11/22/2018 at 6:21 PM

    double portobello cheeseburgers

  • RSW  on  11/23/2018 at 8:45 AM

    French toast with Swiss cheese and apples

  • Jenamarie  on  11/23/2018 at 7:52 PM

    Tofu noodle soup with spinach and cinnamon

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  11/24/2018 at 7:24 AM

    as a bacon lover, would like to try the roasted maple-cayenne bacon found on page 27

  • Laura1  on  11/24/2018 at 5:48 PM

    Cheddar and broccoli gnocchi casserole

  • Mrs.Soule  on  11/24/2018 at 11:10 PM

    I'm intrigued by the Supper Salad recipe.

  • eatysmith  on  11/25/2018 at 3:59 AM

    One-pan roast sausage supper!

  • LaurenE  on  11/25/2018 at 4:23 PM

    Bubble and squeak

  • Sfgordon  on  11/27/2018 at 5:36 PM

    The no-cook summer tuna looks delicious!

  • Cpado96  on  11/28/2018 at 8:27 PM

    Mushroom and thyme pate

  • Dannausc  on  11/29/2018 at 5:21 PM

    Supper salad

  • lyubov  on  12/5/2018 at 1:11 PM

    Lentil and vegetable soup.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  12/6/2018 at 4:23 PM

    I would like to make the Strawberry and lime buttermilk muffins.

  • dtremit  on  12/15/2018 at 12:31 PM

    My partner gets super stressed in the kitchen -- I'd love to get this book for him! He'd love to be able to make the spicy peanut and lime noodles with chicken.

  • jason0389  on  12/20/2018 at 6:08 AM

    mushrooms on toast

  • kitchenclimbers  on  12/26/2018 at 2:39 PM

    Split pea, butternut and bacon soup

  • Terrill  on  12/27/2018 at 6:42 PM

    Id make Creamy Red Lentil Soup with spices. I love a good red lentil soup.

  • auntietina  on  12/29/2018 at 4:25 AM

    Split pea, butternut and bacon soup. It's been cold here in California the past few days!

  • orchidlady01  on  12/30/2018 at 12:39 AM

    Fresh tomato and corn salsa

  • lselke  on  1/1/2019 at 9:49 PM

    Curry-spiced winter squash.

  • hillsboroks  on  1/1/2019 at 10:24 PM

    Spicy peanut and lime chicken

  • Amandaspamanda  on  1/4/2019 at 12:08 PM

    Bubble and squeak - I love potatoes in all their forms!

  • Nrshelley  on  1/8/2019 at 5:49 PM

    Spicy peanut and lime noodles with chicken

  • Kduncan  on  1/9/2019 at 9:05 AM

    Spicy peanut and lime noodles with chicken

  • Karla123  on  1/13/2019 at 5:44 PM

    Balsamic roasted vegetables!

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