Amanda’s thirty plus years of experience and expertise are honed down to their essence. The book captures her love of nourishing meals that embody the fresh, bright flavors we all love. Her White Bean and Vegetable Soup on page 64, gets an incredible kick of basil and pine nut richness from a dollop of Pesto Creme.
Refreshing Thai Summer Rolls with Lime Dipping Sauce, showcase world cuisine in its most delectable and wholesome format.
And Roasted Curried Cauliflower on page 105, transforms the cruciferous head into a serious flavor bomb that we couldn’t stop eating. Plus Amanda gives all manner of alternatives if cauliflower doesn’t float your boat.
There are plenty of vegetarian options, but Ms. Cushman has not forsaken the carnivores. Hoisin Ginger Chicken with Mango Mayonnaise captures a succulent, juicy tenderness as does the Grilled Skirt Steak with shallots, red wine, garlic and rosemary.
And as important as it is to eat clean, it’s just as vital to indulge a bit. So desserts, from Poached Pears to Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis, pay homage to the sweet finish.
For those looking to fill the table with exceptionally tasty and easy dishes, Amanda Cushman’s Simple Real Food is a stellar addition to any cookbook arsenal.