Mug Meals – Dina Cheney

5/5 Easy Microwavable Meals

On The Back:

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 received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley*

Wow, some of these recipes blew me away, I never knew you could make some of this stuff in a mug in the microwave. All of the recipes looked good, many contained less than 5 ingredients, and most were looked extremely simple to make. I’m dying to try the “Warm S’mores Dip with Berries” recipe. It looks great.

The pictures were vivid and amazing to look at. My stomach was growling just looking at them! I loved a section in the front where it had a recommended pantry section and then a “brands” section recommending the brands to buy before making these. Normally, I’d frown on something like this, but when I read the brands, most were simple, easy to get, non-expensive brands that you probably have on your shelf already.

Overall a great book with even better recipes and amazing pictures. I’m looking into buying this for my mom for Mother’s Day!


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