Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-for-You (But Not Too Good-for-You) Recipes for Real Life by Lindsay Maitland Hunt

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  • Old-school pizzeria salad

    • MollyB on April 15, 2020

      This is a fabulous recipe! I've made it many times, and it's tasty, (fairly) healthy, and filling. It works really well as a make-ahead lunch, mixing everything but the arugula together, then adding the arugula at lunchtime. The quality of the giardiniera pickles makes a big difference; I like it with Trader Joe's giardiniera.

  • Crispy broccoli, pepper, and burrata sheet pan dinner

    • MollyB on March 17, 2019

      Good, easy recipe. Would probably work well with other vegetables. I liked the technique of adding cubes of bread to a sheet pan of roasting stuff - I'll definitely do that with other dishes in the future. The only thing I was uncertain about was the lemon slices; I think I just don't like whole lemon slices in any dish, so I'd leave them out next time, and may add some lemon juice at the end.

    • lizbot2000 on March 19, 2018

      This was very easy and a lot tastier than it had any right to be for how much work I put in. Good for a weeknight if you're not too hungry - it'll take a good 40ish minutes, but almost all of it is just roasting in the oven. I am a sucker for roasted broccoli anyway, and the crunchy French bread with the gooey cheese added awesome texture. We'll definitely be making this again.

  • Pork tenderloin and carrots with tangy romaine salad

    • MollyB on June 27, 2019

      Meh. For our tastes, the flavors really didn't work together in this recipe. All the components were OK on their own, but we didn't like them together. We didn't have avocado, so didn't 100% follow the recipe, but I'm not sure it would have made much of a difference.

  • Pork and mushroom Stroganoff

    • MollyB on April 17, 2018

      Good but not great. It was a tasty, quick (reasonably healthy) weeknight meal. I would make it again if I had the ingredients on hand, but I wouldn't go out of my way to make it again. Adding some dried porcini mushrooms might be a good idea.

    • lizbot2000 on May 02, 2018

      When it comes to dinners on weeknights, I really don't need something mind-blowing. I just want it to be easy and to taste pretty good. This is a solid B - a nice and relatively quick and easy meal that makes lots of leftovers.

  • Dried oregano Italian vinaigrette

    • MollyB on April 15, 2020

      Originally made this for the pizzeria salad in the cookbook (and it's good with that recipe), but it has since become my go-to basic vinaigrette recipe. I almost always have a jar of it in my fridge - I like it with grilled vegetables, grain bowls, green salads.

  • Chicken and greens sauté with peanut sauce

    • seherhussain on July 10, 2019

      This was a great, healthy stir fry! I used almond butter instead of peanut and also doubled the curry powder measurement after tasting the sauce. I don't think the leftovers hold up the next day as the bok choy get soggy. Will make again!

  • Ginger-molasses buckwheat bars

    • okmosa on April 17, 2020

      This is one odd recipe. First there is just far too much butter. Then maybe because there is so much butter the molasses and ginger flavors are buried. Then the little bit of buckwheat and whole wheat flour is hidden behind the molasses. And why three egg yolks? Just unnecessary waste. Finally, for being bars, this is baked in a round and cut in pie slices which is non traditional but certainly could be overcome. Overall I have no reason to make this one again.

  • Quick rotisserie chicken tacos with smashed avocado

    • mharriman on January 13, 2019

      This was the first recipe I’ve made from this cookbook, and it was very good. I used leftover chicken from a whole chicken I roasted yesterday. We liked the chicken, mashed avocados, and pickled onions combination. Will repeat. Very quick meal, especially if you already have the pickled red onions made.

  • Paprika-rubbed chicken thighs with smashed cauliflower

    • mharriman on June 03, 2019

      Tasty! Easy to prepare and cook.

  • Banh mi rice bowls with spicy pork and Sriracha mayo

    • lizbot2000 on April 21, 2018

      Ahhhhhhh this was so good and so easy. I am a huge lover of ground meat rice bowls. Cook up some ground meat, throw some seasoning on, dump on top of rice. Somehow I'd never tried a banh mi version, but holy moly did this end up being both super simple and super good. I was wary of all the fish sauce, which smelled a little intimidating, but the mix of pickly vegetables, umami-y meat, and spicy mayo was really, really good.

  • Roasted curried chicken and grape salad

    • lizbot2000 on March 18, 2018

      This was delicious and super-easy. It will definitely be making it into our standard weeknight rotation. If you cut the broccoli and grapes ahead of time, you just have to throw the chicken + broccoli + grapes on some sheet pans and roast 20 minutes while you get the lettuce + extras ready. All of the flavors go together really well, and the chicken and crunchy cashews make it feel satisfying. Highly recommended.

    • bwhip on January 05, 2019

      Very tasty recipe. Nice and light, while very flavorful. Lovely contrast between the sweetness of the grapes, the spice of the curry, with a nice crunch from the broccoli and cashews.

  • Miso chicken noodle soup

    • lizbot2000 on May 02, 2018

      This did not set my world on fire, but it was pretty good. The egg yolk was a nice touch. Leftovers with more kimchi tasted better than the soup on the first day.

  • Polenta rounds with fried eggs and avocado-bean salsa

    • lizbot2000 on April 18, 2018

      This is IT. The weeknight recipe I've been looking for. Super fast, super easy, vegetarian, filling - awesome all around. It seriously took about 10 minutes to make, if that. I kept the yolks runny, which made the bean salsa extra delicious. We'll be eating this really often, I think.

  • Coconut curry noodles with shrimp and napa cabbage

    • bwhip on September 10, 2019

      This was really tasty, and very easy to toss together on a weeknight. Nice depth of flavor for something so simple.

  • Summer corn soup

    • bwhip on September 01, 2018

      We really enjoyed this. Tasted like summer in a bowl! Nice texture, and the flavor combination of the fresh corn, chili powder lime juice, cotija and herbs was excellent. Easy to put together, and makes a really big batch.

    • patioweather on July 17, 2021

      No one needs this much corn soup. Cut recipe in half.

  • Juicy pork chops with sweet potato, fennel, and apple hash

    • bwhip on September 22, 2018

      Very tasty dish. The seasoning on the pork chops really take them to another level, and the hash has great flavor and is a perfect accompaniment.

  • Seeded whole-wheat banana bread

    • lean1 on August 09, 2020

      I made this today. It was very easy to put together. I omitted the poppy seeds and used the sesame seeds inside the bread only. Tasted great.

  • Red lentil soup with cilantro-lime yogurt

    • UKangelaW on September 22, 2018

      A good basic soup, glad I went with my instinct to add garlic. Lentils love garlic!!

  • Pesto-swirled scrambled eggs

    • UKangelaW on September 22, 2018

      Delicious but adding red pesto makes it somewhat unappetising in appearance. I’d blob it on top of the finished eggs rather than mix in.

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  • What's Gaby Cooking

    ...has 131 recipes with straightforward instructions that never use a billion pots and pans, and all the ingredients won’t break the bank...

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  • ISBN 10 1419726560
  • ISBN 13 9781419726569
  • Published Jan 09 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Abrams

Publishers Text

Healthyish is recipe developer Lindsay Maitland Hunt’s totally doable, delicious, and dead-simple cookbook, helping us to eat how we all want to eat—healthy, but with an occasional bit of decadence.

Lindsay Maitland Hunt is an expert recipe developer who has created recipes for everyone from college students to busy families to seasoned home cooks. Now, she brings her trademark skillset to her debut cookbook, Healthyish.

For anyone on the move, working long hours, and trying to eat a bit more healthfully, Healthyish offers 131 satisfying recipes with straightforward instructions, using as few pots and pans as possible, and ingredients that won’t break the bank. Not to mention, you can find the ingredients at your everyday grocery store (no garam masala or açai berries here!).

Emphasizing balanced eating rather than fad diet tricks, Hunt includes guilt-free recipes for every meal of the day, from breakfast to snacks to dinner, and yes, even Healthyish treats, such as:
  • Banana–Avocado Chai Shake
  • Peanut Butter Granola
  • Salty Watermelon, Feta, Mint, and Avocado Salad
  • Miso–Butter Toast with a Nine-Minute Egg
  • Pozole with Pinto Beans and Queso Fresco
  • Spiced Chicken and Chickpea Flatbreads with Cucumber–Dill Tzatziki
  • Single-Serving Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie

Designed for novices and experienced cooks alike, Hunt’s meticulously considered recipes offer crowd-pleasing flavor profiles and time-saving tips and tricks, and her vegetable-centric dishes, with an occasional dash of meat, dairy, and decadence, are showcased in vibrant, mouthwatering photographs.

Destined to be an everyday kitchen essential, filled with splattered and dog-eared pages, Healthyish is a call for simple ingredients, food that makes us feel good, quick prep, and even quicker cleanup, so we all can enjoy what’s most important at the end of a long day: getting back to the couch.

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