Michael Symon's 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes = 120 Fantastic Dinners: A Cookbook Paperback – September 3, 2013

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Michael Symon's 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes = 120 Fantastic Dinners: A Cookbook Paperback – September 3, 2013

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Reddit Reviews and Recommendations

  • 7 Reviews
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  • May 4, 2014 First Seen Review Date
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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

Are there any cookbooks designed for lazy people? [R]

4 hours, 28 minutes agohotbutteredbiscuit posted submission on Cooking.
March 31, 2020

What I mean by that is recipes designed specifically for fast prepare/cook times, few ingredients, and good taste.

In other words, a cookbook made for people who don't like cooking. I can't be the only one completely turned off by recipes with 10+ ingredients that take over an hour to make, right?

Recipes / book for cooking with few ingredidients [R]

2 months, 2 weeks agohotbutteredbiscuit posted submission on Cooking.
Jan. 15, 2020

I don't like recipes that I need too many ingredients for. Often I have too much left of a single ingredient and have to throw it away.

Do you know a good website / book for that?

I don't really like Jamie Oliver's "5 ingredients" since in most recipes they want you to buy a product by Jamie Oliver.

2 months, 2 weeks agohotbutteredbiscuit posted comment on Cooking.
Jan. 15, 2020

Give this a look. Your local library might have it available as an ebook. (Mine does; I have browsed through the book, but not cooked from it.)


Cheap. Preferably idiot proof. Anyone got a list? [R]

3 years, 2 months agomisterid posted submission on Cooking.
Jan. 18, 2017

Need some inspiration for what to cook, since I'm a beginner. I'm quite poor but I've got a fully equipped kitchen and some basic ingredients. Is there a list of some recipes that might fit my description?

3 years, 2 months agomisterid posted on Cooking.
Jan. 18, 2017

i'm a pimp for Michael Symon's 5 in 5 - https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Symons-Ingredients-Minutes-Fantastic/dp/0770434320

doesn't go overboard on the ingredients, meals are really easy to make but delicious. it's not one of those cookbooks that says "easy!" on it but there are 39 ingredients, 4 hours of prep time and the total cost is $47 for a meal for two.

it has helped me build confidence and make decent meals for my family

Wanting to learn how to cook some easy-to-prepare meals [R]

3 years, 11 months agoNerdlinger posted submission on Fitness.
April 30, 2016

Hey all,

I cook my own breakfast which is a pretty standard scrambled eggs, ham, banana, and toast. I usually eat at the cafeteria for lunch and at a restaurant at night for dinner. I want to learn how to cook some easy to prepare meals to be healthier and save money. What are some tasty and easy recipes I can learn?

Thanks for your help.

What meal could you not live without? RECIPE MEGATHREAD [R]

5 years, 5 months agoNerdlinger posted submission on Fitness.
Oct. 24, 2014

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We all eat, and no matter our goal, we'd rather eat something that's tasty over something that's not tasty. Food can be seen as fuel, but if you enjoy it while you do it you're going to be a happier person in general.

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5 years, 5 months agoNerdlinger posted on Fitness.
Oct. 24, 2014

Ropa vieja. Here's the recipe I follow most closely, though I usually use flank steak instead of brisket.

Also if you're looking for meals that'll work with most fitness macros that are quick and easy to make, I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Michael Symon's 5 in 5.

Favorite "famous" chef? [R]

5 years, 6 months agoTtiger posted submission on Cooking.
Sept. 16, 2014

I'm looking for more people to watch and learn from. I personally love Alton Brown simply because he's fast and goes through the science on why you're doing each part. This helps me to try techniques on different dishes that he may have used on something else. I also love Molecular Gastronomy but haven't been able to find any chefs that really go through it. Who's your favorite Chef, Why, and post your favorite video from them if you can!

5 years, 6 months agoTtiger posted on Cooking.
Sept. 16, 2014

With you on Michael Symon. Everyone should own 2 copies of his 5 ingredient 5 minutes book.

If my dad can cook everything in this book, anyone can. http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Symons-Ingredients-Minutes-Fantastic/dp/0770434320

Hey /r/cooking, I need your best "simple, but impressive" recipes. [R]

5 years, 11 months agoMay 4, 2014

Let me preface by saying that I am a terrible cook. I have screwed up baking a potato in the oven. I have ruined scrambled eggs. I do not know how to pair seasoning with meat, and I cannot for the life of me understand how some of you stand in front of your pantries, see one unassuming bottle and throw together a meal that would put Gordon Ramsey to shame (is he a good chef? I don't even know).

However, there ARE some things that I am spectacular at, only because I was taught how to make them and did not deviate in any way from the recipe. Fried chicken, chicken fried steak, and the sides that go along with those meals pretty much cover my cooking expertise.

I'm a teacher so I'll have plenty of time to do things to do this summer, and "learning to cook" is one of them. I don't want to spend loads of time or money reading books on how to reduce a sauce, but I would like to learn five or six really impressive recipes that I won't burn my apartment down attempting to cook. I've come to you all because I'm hoping for some recipes that are as detailed as possible, so that I cannot possibly screw them up the first couple of times that I make them.

So, /r/cooking, what are your simplest, yet impressive, recipes? Thanks!

Edit: what is everyone's opinion on shredded cheese?

5 years, 11 months agojacattac posted on Cooking.
May 4, 2014

Michael Symon's 5 ingredient cookbook is actually phenomenal. Tons of easy recipes. Link for the book