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Published on November 23, 2017

6 Fast & Furious Recipe Books to Read If You Claim You Have No Time to Cook

6 Fast & Furious Recipe Books to Read If You Claim You Have No Time to Cook

Today’s busy professionals spend more time working than ever before. They barely have time for anything else but sleep and work. When it comes to eating, taking away and ordering in take precedence over eating healthy, home-cooked meals. But we all know that can take a toll on your health. That’s why cooking simple, quick yet nutritious meals are their next best shot.

Here are six recipe books that offer an array of fast and furious meals tailored for every taste bud.

1. 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food, by Jamie Oliver

    Every recipe encompasses only five key ingredients, making sure that each meal is prepared quickly with little hands-on prep. The book is about spending the minimal time to deliver tons of flavours. With more than 130 sizzling recipes and chapters on pork, beef, chicken, lamb, fish, veggies, eggs, noodles, rice, pasta, and sweet treats, there’s certainly something for everyone.

    5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food promises a remedy for today’s hectic schedules with fabulously flavoursome meals that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. Who thought you could bake bread in less than 5 minutes? The book certainly makes cooking simple meals quick and easy.

    Reading Duration: Approx. 6hrs 36 mins

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    2. Green Kitchen at Home: Quick and Healthy Food for Every Day by David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl (Vegetarian Option)

      The book showcases more than 100 vegetarian recipes conjured by the Scandinavian foodie couple. It incorporates full-spread images alongside easy-to-understand instruction on how to whip up family favorites that range from snappy weekday breakfasts to quick dinners, and weekend feasts.

      The book brings together family recipes of the Green Kitchen favorites David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl. It’s a refreshing collection of 6 no-hassle, vegetarian recipes, including blueberry & yoghurt cake and sweet potato wraps. From food vegetarian breakfast to fifty shades of green and everything in-between, this is a cookbook you will refer to time and time again.

      Reading Duration: Approx. 5hrs 17 mins

      Get Green Kitchen at Home: Quick and Healthy Food for Every Day from Amazonat $24.50

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      3. Real Simple Dinner Tonight — Done!: 189 quick and delicious recipes by editors of Real Simple Magazine

        What’s for dinner? How about 189 fabulous, quick and delicious recipes? Part of Everyday Food magazine published by Martha Stewart Living. The cookbook presents a dazzling full-page photo on one page with easy recipes on the other. It encompasses reasonable cook times.

        You’ll love the composition of the instructions and fantastic image that goes with each recipe. It’s a great cookbook that brings together easy-to-find ingredients and reasonable 30-45 minute prep times.

        Reading Duration: 7hrs 36 mins

        Get Real Simple Dinner Tonight — Done!: 189 quick and delicious recipes from Amazonat $19.88

        4. Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson

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          A great cookbook for anyone who like to learn to cook with speed and ease. It features fantastic fast recipes, effortless entertaining, ingenious shortcuts, sumptuous meals, and fabulous time-saving ideas. It brings together easy and quick recipes with 4-5 ingredients for busy professionals. It’s all about saving time and bringing out the flavors.

          With tons of fast foods, ingenious shortcuts, plenty of ingredients, and so much more, there’s a snappy solution for every appetite and occasion in this cookbook. It’s Nigella’s best recipe book yet.

          Reading Duration: 8hrs 16mins

          Get Nigella Express from Amazonat $17.94

          5. Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck by Thug Kitchen (Vegan option)

            Quick as f*ck recipes for hectic lifestyles. This is a great cookbook for those who want to embrace health cooking with short prep times.Thug Kitchen’s cookbook takes Neflix and Chill to the next level with gloriously tasty recipes that are snappy to make.

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            This cookbook follows the footsteps of Thug Kitchen’s Eat Like You Give a F*ck. Thug Kitchen’s ethos might not be subtle, but their fantastic vegan recipes are healthy as f*ck.

            Reading Duration: 4hrs 57mins

            Get Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck from Amazonat $18.35

            6. The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home by Diana Kuan (Asian option)

              This cookbook takes American’s affair with Asian foods to a whole new and exciting level. It is a terrific collection of over 80 popular Chinese takeout recipes, from noodles to main courses, to rice dishes and desserts.

              The recipes are quite friendly and detailed. Each step is poised to work as described. It also provides ingredient index with helpful substitutions and dazzling images.

              Reading Duration: 4hrs 17mins

              Get The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home from Amazonat $21.20

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              If you want to change your life, you are going to have to do things differently. Sometimes you can look to inspirational books to create a positive change in your life. If you desire change, you are going to have to step out of your comfort zone. As Anthony Robbins points out in the quote below, you are going have to experience discomfort and pain in order to transform your life. Any change, whether it be an organisation or personal, can be a painful process. However, the rewards of going through the change process are priceless.

              “All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your gut that not only has this belief cost you pain in the past, but it’s costing you in the present and, ultimately, can only bring you pain in the future. Then you must associate tremendous pleasure to the idea of adopting an empowering new belief” – Anthony Robbins

              There are two specific events that threw my life into a tailspin, where for a while there it felt like I was losing control. These two events were, the sudden and tragic loss of my parents, and being made redundant three times in eighteen months.

              With the third redundancy, I was at my lowest point in my life. I felt utterly useless. My self-confidence was at zero, and I could see no future for me.

              My life was turned upside down. I knew that I had to turn it around. I just didn’t know how.

              Then one wet Sunday afternoon, I picked up a book from my bookshelf called ,“The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown. I had this book for at least a year and had been meaning to read it, but hadn’t gone anywhere near a book for months.

              When I read this book, I decided that I needed to get my life back. I needed to learn how to heal and rebuild my confidence, as well as my self belief.

              So I started to read books. I read lots of books about inspirational stories on life, love, and happiness. Personal development and motivational books were full of information, tools, and strategies about how I could take control back and change my life. I would like to share with you the inspirational messages I got from reading these ten books that changed my life.

              Read these 10 books because I believe they will inspire you, motivate you, and show you how to take action and go change your life!

                Awaken The Giant Within

                by Anthony Robbins
                The inspirational message from this book is how you have the power right now to control how you think, how you feel, and what you do. Anything you want or desire in your life, you already have the power to achieve it.

                “You and I have that same power at our disposal every moment of the day. At the moment, the questions that we ask ourselves can shape our perception of who we are, what we’re capable of, and what we’re willing to do to achieve our dreams” – Anthony Robbins

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                  Screw It Lets Do It: Lessons in Life

                  by Richard Branson
                  Reading other people’s stories about their journeys in life can give you better perspective of what the journey of change can be about. Richard Branson is into reinvention and as a result, he embraces change.

                  This book will fuel your enthusiasm to give things a go. It will show you how to sort out the self-limiting beliefs that stop you from stepping up and taking on the challenge of change.

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                  “As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live” – Richard Branson

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                    The Art of Happiness

                    by Dalai Lama

                    There is not a person I know who is not in the pursuit of happiness.

                    “The Art of Happiness” is a book that will encourage you to practice the discipline of self-reflection.The more you reflect on your life, the deeper you look into your inner self (your soul). This is where you discover what happiness truly means to you.

                    Knowing what happiness means to you, gives you purpose. With purpose, you’ll have clarity, focus, and a vision. These are the foundations that will empower you to embark on the journey to change your life.

                    “Both these people illustrate the essential point that happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events.” – Dalai Lama

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                      The Four Agreements

                      by Don Miguel Ruiz

                      “The Four Agreements” are Don Miguel’s code for life.

                      “The Four Agreements” provide an inspirational code for life, for the way you handle your relationships, how you behave, and how you communicate with others. If you want to change your life, read “The Four Agreements”. This book will show you how to attain a happy fulfilled life.

                      “If you live in a past dream, you don’t enjoy what is happening right now because you will always wish it to be different than it is. There is no time to miss anyone or anything because you are alive. Not enjoying what is happening right now is living in the past and being only half alive. This leads to self pity, suffering and tears.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

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                        The Magic of Thinking Big

                        by David J Schwartz

                        According to Dr Schwartz, to create change in your life and to attain all that you desire, you need to change your thinking and your attitude.

                        The importance of preparing your mind and your thinking for the journey of personal change is the key message of this book.

                        “Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot. Belief triggers the power to do.” – David J. Schwartz.

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                          Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How To Create A New You

                          by Deepak Chopra

                          Deepak Chopra believes that personal transformation not only involves the mind, but also your body and soul. According to Chopra, you cannot transform your mind without transforming your body and soul.

                          Reading this book will encourage you to think about the potential energy force and power you hold within you. This energy grows when you are connected and aligned to your mind, body, and soul.

                          “The key to transformation is that you create the change you want to see in yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

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                            The Greatest Salesman In The World

                            by Og Mandino

                            This little classic has been around since 1968. Have you ever wondered what truly successful people have in common?

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                            This book doesn’t really tell you how to be a great salesperson. It will; however, give you some fantastic tips on how to be an entrepreneur, how to self-motivate, and how to think like a successful person.

                            The underlying message is the power of positive thinking – that you become what you think, say, and do. This book has great tactics for those of us in the process of change.

                            “My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action.” – Og Mandino

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                              Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

                              by Richard Carlson

                              This book helps you to manage the small stuff in your life that is usually creating the most pain in your life. This very supportive book is full of great practical suggestions on how you can live a more joyful and peaceful life.

                              “True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems, but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.” – Richard Carlson

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                                Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

                                by Chip & Dan Heath

                                Have you ever tried to lose weight or get fit and never reached your goal? You know that you have to make changes in your life, but you don’t know how?

                                If you are nodding in agreement, then you need to read “Switch“. If I had to recommend one book that shows you how to create and maintain lasting change in your life – then it would be “Switch“.

                                In this book, Chip and Dan share the Secret as to how you can create and sustain change in your life.

                                Hint: It has something to do with knowing how to “Direct The Rider”, “Motivate The Elephant”, and “Shape the Path.”

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                                This book, without a doubt, will show you how to change your life.

                                “When you’re at the beginning, don’t obsess about the middle, because the middle is going to look different once you get there. Just look for a strong beginning and a strong ending and get moving.” – Chip & Dan Heath

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                                  The Gifts of Imperfection

                                  by Brene Brown

                                  Do you ever feel that you are just not worthy enough, intelligent enough, or courageous enough to live a fulfilled happy life?

                                  Do you have secret dreams that you hold deep inside of you that you don’t share in case someone thinks they are silly? Or are you too scared to follow your dreams because you fear that you may fail?

                                  Brene Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection”, will show you how to find your courage, as well as rediscover your self-belief and self-worth.

                                  This is the book that will get you prepared to embark on your journey of change. “The Gifts of Imperfection” is about you learning how to let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.

                                  “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy — the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown

                                  These 10 books were key to helping me change my life. I rediscovered hope for my future. I found my courage, strength, and my self-belief. I hope that by reading these books, you will find the same inspiration and motivation to take up the challenge and change your life.

                                  “If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads.” – Sherman Alexie

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