Skinnytaste Fast and Slow
80+ Under 30 Minute Dishes and 60 Slow Cooker Recipes The easiest, tastiest, most convenient healthy recipes--ever!With Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, you can get a nutritious, flavor-packed, figure-friendly meal--complete with a flourless chocolate brownie made in a slow cooker--on the table any night of the week. Gina Homolka, founder of the widely adored blog Skinnytaste, shares 140 dishes that come together in a snap--whether in a slow cooker or in the oven or on the stovetop. Favorites include:Slow CookerChicken and Dumpling SoupKorean-Style Beef TacosSpicy Harissa Lamb RaguPeach-Strawberry CrumbleUnder 30 MinutesZucchini Noodles with Shrimp and FetaPizza-Stuffed Chicken Roll-UpsGrilled Cheese with Havarti, Brussels Sprouts, and Apple Cauliflower "Fried" RiceEach recipe includes nutritional information, which can help you take steps toward weight and health goals, and many dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free, and freezer-friendly--all called out with helpful icons. Gina's practical advice for eating well and 120 color photos round out this indispensable cookbook.

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow Details

TitleSkinnytaste Fast and Slow
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 11th, 2016
PublisherClarkson Potter
ISBN-139780553459609
Rating
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Food, Reference

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow Review

  • Kristie
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this cookbook. I love using my slow cooker on busy days and there are several recipes here that I'd like to try. I like that the nutritional information is added for each recipe. You will need to determine which recipes fit into your version of a healthy diet. Do you avoid cheese or dairy, red meat, etc?? They're in there. This isn't necessarily a low cholesterol or fat or gluten cookbook. It is just a generally healthy recipe cookbook, making it pretty well-rounded. You just ne I really enjoyed this cookbook. I love using my slow cooker on busy days and there are several recipes here that I'd like to try. I like that the nutritional information is added for each recipe. You will need to determine which recipes fit into your version of a healthy diet. Do you avoid cheese or dairy, red meat, etc?? They're in there. This isn't necessarily a low cholesterol or fat or gluten cookbook. It is just a generally healthy recipe cookbook, making it pretty well-rounded. You just need to decide which recipes work for you. I like that aspect.
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  • Leah Craig
    January 1, 1970
    This one looks just as delicious as the other one! Though I'll admit the "fast" part of this cookbook just looks like regular recipes, they don't seem to be significantly quicker to make than the recipes from her first book. Still looks absolutely delicious and I love all the slow cooker options! I can't wait to get this one!
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  • Vicki Willis
    January 1, 1970
    This cookbook had a lot of different recipes that would either be ready quick or go in the crockpot. There was a good variety of things that my family would actually eat. It uses ingredients I often aleady have in the cupboards and isn't very complicated cooking. There were nice pictures with almost every recipe. The only thing is that there were quite a few recipes that I felt were not very weight loss friendly. I had been looking forward to the fact that the author used to be affiliated with W This cookbook had a lot of different recipes that would either be ready quick or go in the crockpot. There was a good variety of things that my family would actually eat. It uses ingredients I often aleady have in the cupboards and isn't very complicated cooking. There were nice pictures with almost every recipe. The only thing is that there were quite a few recipes that I felt were not very weight loss friendly. I had been looking forward to the fact that the author used to be affiliated with Weight Watchers, however, the point values were pretty high for what I would eat for a dinner or lunch. Overall, a great cookbook for me and I am glad that I own it.
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  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    January 1, 1970
    I've sorta followed Gina's blog SkinnyTaste for several years. Everything that I've made of her recipes has always been a pretty much hit or near hit..so when I saw this cookbook the drooling started. Plus, since starting the new job I have no time for reading or cooking..and that slow cooker part of the book sounded like pure win. Drool worthy isn't it?And these recipes aren't as fat padding as the stuff I normally cook. I don't get the evil eye from the husband and boy child because her recip I've sorta followed Gina's blog SkinnyTaste for several years. Everything that I've made of her recipes has always been a pretty much hit or near hit..so when I saw this cookbook the drooling started. Plus, since starting the new job I have no time for reading or cooking..and that slow cooker part of the book sounded like pure win. Drool worthy isn't it?And these recipes aren't as fat padding as the stuff I normally cook. I don't get the evil eye from the husband and boy child because her recipes really are good enough that you don't know you are eating somewhat healthy. This is an eggroll bowl without having to spend a thousand hours rolling those suckers up. Why did I never think of that?? Another simple idea that I never thought of that I'm totally eating up. As I was reading this book I was telling the husband all the goodies that I was promising to make and probably never will. I noticed the looks from one of the other creatures in the house. I'm thinking she approves.(Disclaimer: I totally made the roasted acorn squash and we hogged it up too fast to get a pic.) Booksource: I received a copy of this book in exchange for review.ETA: My normal image sharing site won't work for me for some reason. I'm sorry these are so crappy.
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  • Coleen (The Book Ramblings)
    January 1, 1970
    Award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author, Gina Homolka, has released her latest cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, filled with slow-cooker and quick-fix recipes. I discovered the Skinnytaste website over a year ago, and it quickly turned into a resource to find nutritious and flavorful recipes to prepare at home. I have Homolka’s first cookbook, which is one I always come back to, so when this released, I was looking forward to getting a copy for my collection. As most cookbooks, Award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author, Gina Homolka, has released her latest cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, filled with slow-cooker and quick-fix recipes. I discovered the Skinnytaste website over a year ago, and it quickly turned into a resource to find nutritious and flavorful recipes to prepare at home. I have Homolka’s first cookbook, which is one I always come back to, so when this released, I was looking forward to getting a copy for my collection. As most cookbooks, there is an introduction and recipe key is followed by all the information you’ll need to get your kitchen stocked and prepared for cooking, along with fast cooking basics, and slow-cooker secrets. The next section is a Month of Good-For-Your Meals; 4 weeks of meal planning for breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner, and treats that include the page number to locate each recipe. There are 11 recipes selections: Healthy Mornings; Chilis, Soups, and Stews; One-Bowl Meals; Zoodles, Squashta, Pasta, and Sauce; Taco Night; Poultry Mains; Meat Lover Mains; Fish and Seafood Mains; Meatless Mains; On the Side; and The Sweeter Side. At the beginning of each section there is an introduction page that includes a list of the recipes with page numbers, and icons to indicate whether the dish is under 30 minutes, pressure cooker, slow cooker, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, or freezer-friendly. Some insight from the author, serving size, ingredients, and nutrition key are along side every recipe. Throughout the cookbook you can find food facts, time saving tips, perfect pairings, and Skinny Scoop. There are recipes in here for every occasion, season, and even those picky-eaters. All are healthy, but full of flavor while giving you that freedom to change up some of the ingredients to make it to your liking. Recipes like chicken and zucchini noodles with black bean sauce, and zoodles with shrimp and feta, make me impatient for the warm months to prepare those dishes for my family. There are recipes like slow-cooker hamburger stroganoff that take typical box meals and give you an easy-to-follow guide on preparing a healthy, homemade meal that can still be affordable while on a budget. The photography in this cookbook is beautiful, and the images will make your mouth water before you get to cooking. It is a well crafted cookbook that is sturdy with an easy-to-follow layout. Skinnytaste Fast and Slow offers a variety of dishes that will please all palates around the dinner table, whether you are looking for a quick-fix or slow-cooked meal, you will find hearty comfort food for these winter months, or refreshing, vibrant meals to prepare through spring and summer. I received a copy in exchange for an unbiased review through Blogging for Books. All opinions are my own.
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  • Create With Joy
    January 1, 1970
    Are you looking for a cookbook that can help you achieve your personal and familial health goals – a book featuring mouth-watering recipes that are relatively quick and easy to prepare – a collection that offers a wide range of recipes including vegetarian, gluten-free and freezer-friendly options – and a volume that contains stunning photography and nutritional information as well?For most authors, this sounds like a tall order to fill, but Skinnytaste Fast And Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix And Slow Are you looking for a cookbook that can help you achieve your personal and familial health goals – a book featuring mouth-watering recipes that are relatively quick and easy to prepare – a collection that offers a wide range of recipes including vegetarian, gluten-free and freezer-friendly options – and a volume that contains stunning photography and nutritional information as well?For most authors, this sounds like a tall order to fill, but Skinnytaste Fast And Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix And Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolka with Heather K. Jones, R.D. delivers on every count!Skinnytaste Fast And Slow provides readers with 140 delicious, healthy recipes – 60 of which are Slow Cooker Recipes and 80+ of which are Under 30-Minute Dishes. The dishes are created by Gina Homolka, the founder of the popular blog Skinnytaste...This review is an excerpt from the original review that is published on my blog. To read my review in its entirety, please visit Create With Joy.Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own, based on my assessment of this book.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    This is an incredible cookbook - probably the best I've checked out this year. It's all family-friendly dishes that come together in 30 minutes or less; or slow cooked. It's perfect for busy people, and the recipes are very healthy (she also makes them gluten-free, but you don't have to). The recipes push the envelope, flavor-wise but aren't too exotic for most kids and picky eaters. I loved the bunless burgers and the chocolate swirl banana bread. Your family won't realize that they're eating h This is an incredible cookbook - probably the best I've checked out this year. It's all family-friendly dishes that come together in 30 minutes or less; or slow cooked. It's perfect for busy people, and the recipes are very healthy (she also makes them gluten-free, but you don't have to). The recipes push the envelope, flavor-wise but aren't too exotic for most kids and picky eaters. I loved the bunless burgers and the chocolate swirl banana bread. Your family won't realize that they're eating healthy! Full nutrition information is included. This is a great cookbook; I really didn't have anything negative to say - it's exactly the way my family likes to eat.
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  • Carey
    January 1, 1970
    What can I say...fines are growing at my library! Perhaps I should BUY this book! The soup section is my favorite, and I can attest to some of them being fantastic. Beautiful pictures, great recipes, with nutritional content provided for each one, makes this a book I'll come back to many times!
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    This cookbook is not useful for my family. Despite the author's attestations in the introduction, too many of the recipes rely on canned ingredients or are slow-cooker recipes with too many steps. Every slow-cooker recipe I read included pre-cooking some ingredients on the stove, or stirring or otherwise fiddling with the food half-way through cooking... you know, right in the middle of the workday. Several recipes-- more than just a handful-- also rely on specialized equipment I certainly don't This cookbook is not useful for my family. Despite the author's attestations in the introduction, too many of the recipes rely on canned ingredients or are slow-cooker recipes with too many steps. Every slow-cooker recipe I read included pre-cooking some ingredients on the stove, or stirring or otherwise fiddling with the food half-way through cooking... you know, right in the middle of the workday. Several recipes-- more than just a handful-- also rely on specialized equipment I certainly don't have, including spiralizers, pressure cookers, and more. In general, not realistic.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I love my slow cooker so I was super excited to pick up this book but it didn't grab me like I wanted it to. It has all the trademarks of a great cookbook: the ingredients are broken down, the steps are clear and easy to foloow and the author entices you with a little personal tidbit about the recipe. I'm a novice cooker and want my recipes to be simple and these just had a few too many steps for me before entering my slow cooker. I did like how the book was organized into section with each sect I love my slow cooker so I was super excited to pick up this book but it didn't grab me like I wanted it to. It has all the trademarks of a great cookbook: the ingredients are broken down, the steps are clear and easy to foloow and the author entices you with a little personal tidbit about the recipe. I'm a novice cooker and want my recipes to be simple and these just had a few too many steps for me before entering my slow cooker. I did like how the book was organized into section with each section having recipes that would be made quickly and some made in the slow cooker. I also loved the number of pictures. Pictures are a must in a good cookbook for me. This book is recommended for a more experienced and gourmet cook. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the blogging for books program.
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  • Phaedra
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a fan of the first Skinnytaste and have cooked out of that book a ton (and I'm not a WW follower, but the recipes are on the healthy side and tasty for those of you non weight watchers people like myself). this book focuses on slow cooker OR quick meals and I'm also the target audience for that- love my slow cooker. I've been cooking from this book for the past couple three weeks now and haven't had anything that was like 'meh.. nope' it's all family friendly and easy and tasty.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Gina can do no wrong. Skinnytaste recipes are in heavy rotation in my kitchen.I was literally sitting with the cookbook making my shopping list as I read it. I appreciate the fact that she doesn't just rehash stuff she posted on her website, but also gives new recipes.And the photography drool-worthy.
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  • Gina
    January 1, 1970
    Borrowed this book from the library and I love that she categorizes things as "quick" (ready in 30 mins), slow cooker, and freezer-friendly. Can't wait to try some of the recipes that I haven't seen on her Skinnytaste website.
  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely has some recipes that I'd like to try!
  • Katie MacEllven
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of the best cookbooks I've purchased in the past few years. All the recipes are simple enough for a basic cook and don't call for a grocery store full of ingredients.
  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    As someone who hates to cook, I'm obsessed with this cookbook! Everything is so easy to make, and there is no sacrifice on taste with the healthy substitutions.
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    You had me at "Slow Cooker". I love being able to lift the lid and serve dinner from a slow cooker (crock pot is so passe and calls to mind the 1970's grey matter that invariably came out of it no matter what you put in...).I recommend this cookbook to anyone looking for comfort food without the high fat/calories. Homolka is able to present healthy recipes that are also tasty through a combination of whole grains, beans and spices.I've made the Slow Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls, the Slow Cooker Kor You had me at "Slow Cooker". I love being able to lift the lid and serve dinner from a slow cooker (crock pot is so passe and calls to mind the 1970's grey matter that invariably came out of it no matter what you put in...).I recommend this cookbook to anyone looking for comfort food without the high fat/calories. Homolka is able to present healthy recipes that are also tasty through a combination of whole grains, beans and spices.I've made the Slow Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls, the Slow Cooker Korean-style Beef Tacos, and Dad's Cauliflower Soup. We love the Banh Mi Bowls and the Beef Tacos, but I'll probably never made the soup again. It lacked flavor. I recommend adding garlic and some spices and using chicken broth not vegetable broth.Photos are plentiful, recipes keep to one page and the font size is generous.This book is a worthy addition to an omnivore's cookbook collection. All food groups and categories (apps, salads/soup, entrees/main, sides and dessert).I am looking forward to trying more recipes in the future!
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  • Simonew
    January 1, 1970
    Love this cookbook. Like the wide variety of recipes. I can think of more than 10 I will make- and that is saying a lot, that is how I judge a cook book - first I see 10 + recipes I like and then see if I actually make them or they inspire me to change up what I am cooking and inspire me to make new types of food. So far have made 2 recipes from this compilation (burnt Broccoli and the fish and chips) and both have been delicious (in fact we made the chips part of the fish and chips twice so far Love this cookbook. Like the wide variety of recipes. I can think of more than 10 I will make- and that is saying a lot, that is how I judge a cook book - first I see 10 + recipes I like and then see if I actually make them or they inspire me to change up what I am cooking and inspire me to make new types of food. So far have made 2 recipes from this compilation (burnt Broccoli and the fish and chips) and both have been delicious (in fact we made the chips part of the fish and chips twice so far). I am looking forward to making more of the recipes for my family . I always wonder If I should add the cookbooks I read to Goodreads, and truth be told many times I don't add them . I have always loved cookbooks (especially the introductions ) and I read them more like books with plots as opposed to reference books. I like to think who I will make the food for and in what combination, the wine I will serve... Such fun. Almost as much fun as creating families with imaginary budgets (yes Ido that too) . My father used to have a small red book with amortization tables in it (before internet ) when he was a real estate agent many decades ago (think 1980's) and I used to try and figure out what imaginary families with imaginary incomes could buy and then how they would budget. Yes, I know that is a weird aside, but it is all part of the history of my love of cookbooks... it was like a slightly more grown up version of paper does (which I indulged in as a kid : my sister and I would make families and their clothing and design them and bring them on vacation with us) .
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  • S.A.
    January 1, 1970
    I have tried vegetarian recipes from the Skinny Taste website, and they are all winners. The Zucchini Enchilada recipe is amazing, simple yet delicious. This cookbook features vegetarian and carnivore recipes, dividing them between fast cooking and breaking out the good old crock pot, a kitchen gadget that is mainly a dust catcher for me. The zucchini soup is easy and marvelous. Next up... the lasagna soup! Mmmm.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not a follower of the author's website, so wasn't familiar with her style. I've made a handful of recipes from the cookbook and they've all been good. One was just 'meh', while last night's Pernil was very, very good. There are a few ingredients that aren't the easiest to find, so that's a little annoying, and I guess I'm going to have to buy a spiralizer. But we have enjoyed the recipes so far. Looking forward to more.
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    Do you love cookbooks?! Do you love using your slowcooker?? But you need to be healthier?!OMG then you must buy every cookbook by Gina Homolka and follow her blog. www.Skinnytaste.comYears ago a friend introduced me to Gina's blog and I love her recipes and the simple healthy twist she puts in them. I live buy a lot of her soup recipes and NOW she has a Slow- Cooker cookbook!! GO BUY IT NOW!
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  • Leigh Linden
    January 1, 1970
    I would give this 3.5 stars. Overall I do like this cookbook and I very quickly made many of her recipes. They are very quick and very easy in general. I also like that she makes healthy choices to reduce calories and increase vegetables in many meals. My main issue is that a lot of the recipes just don't have enough flavor. I will probably still make many of them, just with a few adjustments or additions to make them a bit more interesting.
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  • Lauren Kime
    January 1, 1970
    I love a lot of Skinny Taste's online recipes and follow the blog, but I don't know that the extras available in the book are especially worth it. It was great to look through at the library, but none of the recipes I tried from this book were something I'd really want to make again. They weren't bad, but not great.
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    I follow her blog, bought this on a whim and I don't regret the purchase. Beautifully photographed and the couple of recipes I have tried have been easily made and a hit with the family. After I've prepared more of the recipes, I may come back to add another star, but cookbooks don't get a full 5 stars from me unless I've prepared a number of the recipes and gotten multiple winners.
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  • Naomi Blackburn
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely love this cookbook. I am so thrilled I found this author/blogger! Lightened, but hearty recipes that both my husband and I will eat. She has joined my author follow list when two cookbooks get 5 stars and I follow a blog. My husband and I have already sampled several recipes out of the book and each of them were winners.
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  • Jess McDonald
    January 1, 1970
    Really fantastic recipes without a lot of extra fuss, and mostly accessible ingredients for some yummy ethnic food. Time will tell to see if the recipes have staying lower, since some seem a little trendy... but overall we have loved what I've made.
  • Lady Shockley
    January 1, 1970
    Lots of recipes and the instructions are fairly clear. The photos are lovely. I did find a few recipes I'd like to try, but a lot of them were pretty basic, and many didn't appeal to me, personally, on a flavor basis, but that's just me and my hatred of cilantro and savory breakfast foods.
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    This was the January 2018 selection for my cookbook club. I like the 30 min vs slow cooker options offered and the way ingredients are laid out for each. The recipes I tried were really tasty and not difficult.
  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Love everything about her website and cookbooks! Her recipes are just about always fantastic! From this one, the slow cooker chocolate banana bread was fantastic, and the split pea and vegetable soup was very delicious and easy to make.
  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent book. Read the whole thing and everything seems very easy to follow. Well written, love the extra skinny tips and the fact that all the nutritional information is included with the recipes. The pictures are gorgeous and the book itself is beautiful. Can't wait to give the recipes a try.
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