Photography by Cara Howe | Illustrations by Allira Tee
I dislike elaborate meal plans, dread making detailed shopping lists, and would much rather spend my Sunday roaming the park than prepping Tuesday night’s dinner. In my many years as a cook, I’ve learned to lean on a shortlist of vegetarian staples that I always remember to pick up at the grocery store, and once I get home and am preparing dinner, that’s when I figure out what to do with them. In this way, I’ve learned to become an intuitive, improvisational cook. This is the method and organizing principle of Start Simple. It features eleven of my favorite, go-to ingredients, which are the foundation for 140 recipes that make weeknight cooking easy, delicious, and fun.
Start Simple will be released in February 2020