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Robin Takes 5: 500 Recipes, 5 Ingredients or Less, 500 Calories or Less, for 5 Nights/Week at 5:00 PM

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The only cookbook anyone will ever need to get a healthy dinner on the table fast.

"This isn't the flashiest book on the shelf, but if you're a busy parent, it will likely be the one you use the most. Miller, a best-selling author, host of Food Network's Quick Fix Meals, and mother of two sons, knows what it's like to have to get a healthful, quick meal on the table in a ma
Paperback, 480 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Nov 22, 2011 Joanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
I really like 'Robin Takes 5!': the recipes are easy to follow and the fact that each one contains only five or fewer ingredients is excellent. This book gives a great choice of recipes and there is something suitable for everyone. It is handy that each item gives the serving quantity, prep time and cooking time plus a list of nutrients per serving. I would have preferred there to have been illustrations.
Oct 01, 2011 Judy rated it it was amazing
Robin Takes 5 by Robin Miller ISBN#978-1-4494-0845-9
The first chapter gives us soups, stews & chowders. Recipes are simple and with only 5 ingredients in each recipe. Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup sounds like a delicious way to start off this book. Robin has soups with all kinds of veggies from peas, potatoes, broccoli to caramelized onions! Southwestern soups to chicken and rice. Seafood soups and chowders to sausage and rice. They all were simple and sounded mouthwatering good.

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Dec 22, 2011 Diane rated it really liked it
It's a common experience to get home from work and have to get dinner on the table pronto because someone has baseball practice, someone else has to go to work, someone has a meeting. Robin Miller, host of the Food Network's Quick Fix Meals, has a solution for us with her book
Robin Takes 5: 500 recipes, 5 ingredients or less, 500 calories or less, 5 nights a week at 5PM.

Five hundred recipes is a lot, and many of them can be repetitive (and a good number of them use mustard for some reason), but
Jan 07, 2016 Mary rated it it was ok
Shelves: food, non-fiction
Well, I liked that the recipes were fairly simple and took little prep work, but there were caveats to that like left over items already made (for example left-over chicken or rice) or buying things already made from the store (like cole-slaw) vs making it yourself. If you are truly in it for simplicity and need ideas on what to do with left over stuff, maybe that is fine.

I was a bit disappointed, particularly by the chicken recipes with only a few actually using something other than boneless,
Jan 15, 2012 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, cookbook
500 recipes with 5 ingredients or less and 500 calories or less.... where do I sign up?!? You might think "how can you get a delicious meal when it has so few ingredients?" Well let me tell you... out of the recipes that I have made, I LOVED them! I have made the Pepper Jack Chicken w/ Chipotle Potato Chips (357 calories), Seared Steaks w/ Chipotle Butter (373 calories), Balsamic Glazed Burgers w/ Sauteed Onions & Peppers (428 calories) and my personal favorite Red Potato Salad w/Honey-Basil ...more
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Jan 12, 2012 Holly (2 Kids and Tired) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking
I was not familiar with Robin Miller before I received her book. But, I love cooking and as we're trying to eat healthier at our house, this sounded terrific. Every recipe has just about 5 ingredients and is less than 500 calories. I've marked it up. Seriously, it's full of post-it tabs.

I do wish there were more photos, but it's easy to read and the recipes are easy to follow. Most recipes are fairly fast to make and not time intensive and the ingredients are ones you are likely to have on hand.
Aug 13, 2011 Pam rated it really liked it
I like Robin Miller. I liked her when she was on Food Network and I liked many of her recipes and cooking ideas.

I like this cookbook for many reasons. I like that the recipes call for so few ingrediants, most that are already in your pantry. I like that the directions are easy to follow. I like that she has listed the nutrition information for each recipe. I like that most of the recipes are for 4 servings (I'm still learning how to cook for two people instead of an army of people). I like this
Aug 24, 2011 Stacie rated it it was amazing
I have been a huge fan of Robin Miller's ever since her debut on THE FOOD NETWORK. I have her best-selling QUICK FIX MEALS Cookbook and have made several things from there. So, when I had the chance to review her newest cookbook, I was super excited. There were so many delicious recipes to choose from. I also wanted recipes that mainly had ingredients already in my home. I chose 2 recipes to try and both were delicious, easy, and were made with ingredients already in my home. I found a lot of ...more
Aug 28, 2012 Beka rated it it was ok
Shelves: cookbooks
I think this book would've been better if she hadn't worried about using only 5 ingredients or less. Some of my favorite low-cal foods (soups especially) were lacking in real nutrition because she wasn't using many vegetables. Most of them, were just broth with stuff floating in it. I also felt that she had to settle for milder flavor by using a processed, possibly hard-to-find product instead of telling you how to make something like a Thai peanut sauce. I think her future books should focus on ...more
Jul 27, 2012 Farrah rated it liked it
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Food Networks Robin Miller has just the right cookbook for busy families. Robin Takes 5 contains 500 recipes that are 5 ingredients or less and all no more than 500 calories. As a busy working mom of 3 kids, I’m always looking for easy, healthier, yet delicious dishes I can quickly put together after a long day at work. And if I calculated it right, 500 recipes means I could technically serve a different dinner meal from the book for almost a year and a half! There were nicely photographed food ...more
Asrina Maharani
3 of 5 stars. Just for the deceiving cover. A little picture on bookpages wouldn't hurt --'

I love the cover, but I just can't get my self to really read it. I just shuffling page after page trying to find recipe that caught my attention. Nothing I could found. Maybe some other day?
Nov 27, 2011 Deb rated it really liked it
A good resource of over 500 recipes--5 ingredients or less, 500 calories or less from Robin Miller. You can read my full review and a couple of the recipes here:
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Nov 13, 2011 Natashya KitchenPuppies rated it really liked it
Well organized book, filled with easy and nutritious recipes that you can make in a hurry.
See my full review here - http://livinginthekitchenwithpuppies....
Feb 28, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
I like this book but not as an e-book. It did make me realize that I will NEVER buy a cookbook for an ebook. it is too difficult for me to glip the pages.
Oct 24, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
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Dec 13, 2012 Paula rated it really liked it
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Saw many simple recipes I would like to try. Not every night has to be a gourmet meal! I think I will put this one on my "to buy" list.
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Robin has been a food writer and a nutritionist since 1990. She is the author of the best-selling cookbook Quick Fix Meals. Her popular show Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller currently airs on the Food Network. Her primetime show Robin to the Rescue premiered on the Food Network in March 2007. Robin's recipes and nutrition features can be seen regularly in a variety of media outlets, including the ...more
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