Homemade Simple Effortless Dishes for a Busy Life

Homemade Simple

Effortless Dishes for a Busy Life

By Amanda Haas
Photographer Kathleen Sheffer
Foreword by Ayesha Curry


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  • Publication Date: October 24, 2023
  • Imprint: Cameron Books
  • ISBN: 9798887071077
  • Page Count: 216
  • Rights: World/All

More than 100 simple, healthy recipes to feed everyone in your family—from the picky eater to the voracious omnivore—by veteran cookbook author Amanda Haas

In Homemade Simple, veteran cookbook author Amanda Haas shares her joyful cooking manifesto: eat well, connect with loved ones, and integrate healthy, stress-free family meals into your busy life. With more than 100 recipes that maximize flavor in minimal time, Haas provides pantry must-haves, meal-planning ideas, prep and cook times, and tips for transforming recipes into gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free dishes. Including a foreword by acclaimed cookbook author and television star Ayesha Curry, there is also an entire chapter devoted to staple recipes, like Change-Your-Life Chicken Stock and Chimichurri, inspiring flexible meals using whatever is on hand. Haas offers delectable recipes for breakfast, snacks, sides, mains, and desserts—such as Veggie Scramble with Goat Cheese, Buffalo Cauliflower Hot Wings, Chicken-Coconut Red Curry Soup, Sheet-Pan Halibut with Pesto and Spring Vegetables, and Pear-Blueberry Crisp—proving that making homemade meals doesn't have to be hard, take a lot of time, or cost a lot of money to be simply delicious.


“Amanda is such a good cook that it hurts my feelings. This is her deal, and you’re about to see why. I kid you not, while I was just reading the unpublished manuscript, I put ingredients for five of her recipes in my online grocery cart. I refuse to sacrifice taste or decadence, and Amanda serves up an entire cookbook of bangers. Just buy this cookbook and thank me later.” 
JEN HATMAKER, host of the For the Love podcast and four-time New York Times–bestselling author
Homemade Simple is such a no-brainer go-to—such a family-pleasing, inviting-over-the-neighborhood-for-a-perfect-Friday-night kind of book—it’s too bad its title couldn’t be longer: Homemade Simple: Fun, Crowd-Pleasing, and Joyful! Thank you for telling me what’s for dinner, Amanda!!”
JENNIFER GARNER, actress, Save the Children trustee, and cofounder of Once Upon a Farm
“I love Amanda Haas because her recipes are as delicious as they look on Instagram. And the best part? Most of them come together faster than you can say ‘takeout.’ From her Sheet-Pan Halibut with Pesto and Spring Vegetables and Orecchiette with Broccoli, Lemon Zest, and Parmesan, she's got something for every member of the family.”
KATIE COURIC, award-winning journalist and founder of Katie Couric Media
“Amanda’s my ultimate kitchen-hype woman! The nourishing recipes in her new cookbook, Homemade Simple, will inspire and empower you to make dynamite home-cooked meals with minimal effort and maximum flavor.”
MICHELLE TAM, New York Times–bestselling cookbook author and creator of Nom Nom Paleo
“Amanda’s done it again! Simple family classics they’ll request on repeat, layered with batch cooking how-tos and realistic weekly meal planning.”
JULIE LA BARBA, MD, FAAP; board-certified pediatrician and host of the Paging Dr. Mom podcast

About the author

Amanda Haas is a cook, author, and entrepreneur. Formerly the director of culinary for Williams-Sonoma, she has filmed more than 300 cooking videos for Williams-Sonoma and written three cookbooks, including the wildly popular The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook. Haas can be found in one of a few places: in her kitchen, grilling outside, attempting to keep up with her sons’ sports schedules, or visiting one of her favorite restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kathleen Sheffer is a San Francisco–based photographer. She has worked with brands such as Veuve Clicquot, Marie Claire, Eventbrite, and her photos have been published in the Guardian, Wine Enthusiast, and Forbes, among others. Ayesha Curry is a New York Times–bestselling cookbook author and television host. She has been featured in Food & WineTimeInStyleCooking Light, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives with her husband, two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, and her two daughters in Atherton, California.