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Monday, June 1, 2015

Mug Meals by Dina Cheney Review!


The secret to fast and easy meals cooked from scratch is hiding in plain sight in your kitchen. The microwave oven is not just for reheating leftovers and making popcorn anymore.  With pantry ingredients, a mug and a microwave, you can create a meal in minutes that rivals those cooked in the oven or on the stovetop.  Mug MEALS! is the perfect solution for new cooks, busy families, singles, college students, teens, seniors or anyone who just wants a hot meal without all the cleanup.
Make a meal for any time of day. Breakfast options include Lox and Bagel Strata, Double Berry French Toast; for lunch try Moroccan Pumpkin and Chickpea Stew, White Bean Gratin with Olives and Lemon or Double Carrot Soup.  Dinner entrees include Chinese Chicken with Noodles and Black Bean Sauce, Classic Shepherd's Pie and Lasagna; dessert selections feature Mango Coconut Crumble, Molten Chocolate Cake with Truffle Filling, Peach and Cornbread Stuffing and more.

My Thoughts

I have been looking for mug meals for awhile so when I saw this book offered, I wanted to take a look at it. What is a mug meal, well it is just that, a meal in a mug. A single serving for a person who lives alone, or if you are the only one at mealtime, anyone really can take advantage of these simple recipes. I have made a dessert in a mug a few times but never a meal. I am often home alone for a meal and I think that the recipes in this book are perfect for me when I have to plan a meal alone. Anyone can take advantage of these diverse and delicious looking meals, whether is is breakfast, lunch or evening snack. Mug Meals has a great section on techniques, what supplies to have on hand and even a list of ingredients that should be a staple for using these recipes.

As I was perusing this cookbook, I was impressed with the simplicity of the recipes and the directions are clear and concise. The only thing I would have liked to see was nutritional information. I am counting calories so something like this would be extremely helpful. I did enjoy reading this cookbook and I intend to try some if not all of the recipes. I highly recommend if you are wanting a Mug Meal!!

I received a copy of the book from Netgalley for review and was not monetarily compensated for said review.

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