Easy, healthy meals - for real
Your cookbook shelf may be jammed with volumes that promise quick, easy, healthful meals, made in a nanosecond and cleaned up in less. They lie -- or most of them do. But this year, it's worth making room for a new book that delivers what it promises. "Glorious One-Pot Meals" by Elizabeth Yarnell (Broadway Books, 2009) is not particularly impressive. It's small, lacks photos and the title seems recycled. But Yarnell has developed -- indeed, patented! -- a method of cooking that results in quick-to-prepare, healthful, delicious and satisfying meals. And, unlike most "one pot" cookbooks, her meals are indeed complete. They include starch, protein and lots of vegetables. No need to cook rice or potatoes or toss a salad to "round out the meal."