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Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking

A cookbook by Claire Tansey.

Claire Tansey

Claire Tansey is an accomplished chef, but she's also a busy working mom. She knows how to make classic dishes by the traditional method, but after years of working, Claire has figured out a better way of cooking that doesn't take more time than it needs to. In Uncomplicated — featuring over 125 easy-to-make recipes — you'll find out how to make an unforgettable soup just by simmering lentils with a few spices; how to roast a chicken so it's golden and juicy every time; how to make delicious veggie side dishes in five minutes flat; how to make a gorgeous chocolate layer cake with just a bowl and spoon; and how to entertain at home without breaking a sweat. These and many more genius recipes, shortcuts, tips and tricks will get you excited about cooking and take the stress out of homemade. And, every recipe is tested using a rigorous process so you know it will work just as it should. (From Penguin Canada)

From the book

Hi, come on in. Let me tell you how I got here.

I grew up in a family that ate dinner together every single night. My mom worked full-time, and then came home and whipped up supper while my brother, sister and I bickered about who would set the table and who would walk to the train station to meet Dad on his way home from work.

At the time it didn't seem unusual — in fact all of our friends were also expected home for some kind of homemade supper. But now, as an adult, I marvel at how my mom manged it all. Of course, she didn't really have a choice. Frozen and prepared foods weren't as common then as now, and we never ate in restaurants. Like most of the other moms in our neighbourhood, she just needed to feed her family.


From Uncomplicated by Claire Tansey ©2018. Published by Penguin Canada.

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