Pizzas, Flatbreads, Calzones, and Strudels: Robin Takes 5

Pizzas, Flatbreads, Calzones, and Strudels: Robin Takes 5

by Robin Miller

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Overview

 It’s 5:00 PM. Everyone’s hungry. It’s take-out or fake-out, meaning nuking a processed meal from the freezer. Here’s a third option that doesn’t include heaps of calories and fat with Robin Takes 5: over 50 recipes for pizzas, flatbreads, calzones, andstrudels plus a special video introduction by the author.  Imagine quickly preparing delicious meals for yourself, your friends and your family with just 5 fabulous ingredients. Even better? Every dish is mouth-wateringly 500 calories or less and most of them contain 500 mg or less of sodium. there are 70 recipes for Look no further for your nightly noshing because when Robin Takes 5, we all reap the rewards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449426248
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 881,919
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

A food writer and nutritionist, Robin Miller is a contributing editor for Health and Cooking Light magazines. She also develops recipes for the American Heart Association, the American Institute for Cancer Research, Weight Watchers, and Reynolds. Robin also answers nutrition-related questions posted to HealthAtoZ in the section "Ask the Expert." Robin has a master's degree in Food and Nutrition from New York University.

Customer Reviews

Robin Takes 5: 500 Recipes, 5 Ingredients or Less, 500 Calories or Less, for 5 Nights/Week at 5:00 PM 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
SincerelyStacie More than 1 year ago
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 other recipes to try in this cookbook. I have no doubt this will be another best-selling cookbook for her! I received an e-book copy from Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great recipes, but not easy to find on the Nook - I was excited to have the cook book available anytime on my Nook, I could look up a recipe at work & stop at the grocery on the way home, no need to write out a list, but having to flip through page by page is not going to be a lot of fun. and page 10 is missing! I book marked each section (chicken, steak, salads & slaws, no bake desserts) so I can get "close" to recipes I'm looking for, but definatly not a good set up.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
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. The next chapter has all my favorites; pizzas, flat breads, cal zones & strudels. Pizza's with toppings from cheese & veggies to meat, chicken, seafood & Polestar. Focaccia & flatbreads with assorted toppings. On to the Calzones, from a simple broccoli and cheese to Philly cheese steak and French dip. Under the strudels we have a chipotle-corn strudel with cheddar among others. The third chapter has recipes for pasta, risotto & Rice. There are quite a few recipes for veggies and pasta such as, asparagus, peas, zucchini, tomatoes and red peppers to name a few. And than come our cheese and pasta dishes such as fettuccine Alfredo or pesto-stuffed lasagne. Getting hungry yet? Asian dishes such as penne with seared tuna and capers or chinese noodles with black bean sauce and bok choy. If you prefer a pasta salad than read on and get the recipe for tuna pasta salad with roasted red peppers or cellophane noodles with shredded carrots and zucchini. There are two recipes for pasta and seafood so dive in. Or move on to some poultry & meat dishes like Orzo with herbed turkey, sage and pears. There are six Risotto recipes from butternut squash risotto with smoked mozzarella to risotto fritters with wild mushroom sauce. And finally five rice recipe. Chicken friend rice with cumin and apricots to Mexican red rice with shrimp. Chapter four are your chicken & turkey recipes. You can make your chicken recipes from Southwest/Texas/Mexico style to Asian, French, Italian, Mediterranean, tropical or just plain American style! And there are plenty to choose from as well. Turkey recipes from curried turkey tenderloin to chipotle turkey burgers. Chapter five is chocked full of beef & pork recipes. How would you like your steak? Perhaps recipes from Southwest/Mexico/Cuba or Mediterranean/American or even Asian. Take your ground beef and cook up some allspice burgers with grilled pineapple while your beef brisket can be cider-braised with red cabbage. Pork chops with plum sauce to pork tenderloin with mint-pea puree. Honey mustard pulled pork to ham, prosciutto, pancetta and sausage recipes are all included in this chapter. Chapter six brings us to the seafood and shellfish dishes. Salmon, tuna, white fish and that is not all...shrimp,crab, lobster clams and let us not forget the calamari, mussels & scallops. Blackened, seared & glazed or steamed, chilled and braised. Chapter seven will give you the side dish recipes to go with your meals. Salads & slaws including crunchy Asian slaw with fried noodles and roasted vegetable salad. Vegetables are always a great side dish like some garlic-ginger green beans or ricotta stuffed tomatoes. Potatoes are always a favorite from home fries with bacon and red onion to caramelized sweet potatoes. There are a few recipes with rice and couscous and then a few more breads, pies, biscuits and pancakes. Some pimento-studded corn bread or wild mushroom pancakes with Parmesan. And
Staciele on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 other recipes to try in this cookbook. I have no doubt this will be another best-selling cookbook for her!I received an e-book copy from Netgalley.
bookchickdi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 bookRobin 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 I found several recipes that I will use. I'm trying to get more fiber in our diet, and Miller has some good recipes using all kinds of canned beans.I know my college aged sons would enjoy Chicken Nacho Dinner, made by topping corn tortilla chips with a can of black beans, shredded chicken, shredded cheese and salsa and baking for 10 minutes. It also has 6g of fiber. I love that there are so many recipes in this book that have lots of fiber, including Cheese Tortellini with Wild Mushroom Gravy (9g), Pasta Spirals with White Beans, Broccoli and Parmesan (9g) and Penne with Zucchini-Roasted Garlic Sauce (8g), and one that I have already tried, Tuscan Chicken with White Beans, Tomatoes and Oregano (5g) that was really tasty and reminded me of one of our favorite dinners at an Italian restaurant we frequent. Next time, I would cook the chicken breasts whole, instead of dicing them, but another good thing about this book is that it is easy to tweak recipes to your own liking.The book is divided into eight chapters, like Soups, Stews & Chowders, Pasta, Risotto & Rice, Chicken & Turkey, Side Dishes and Desserts. Now that fall is here, I can't wait to try Carmelized Onion Soup with Melted Swiss & Croutons, Wild Mushroom Soup, and Corn Chowder with Shrimp. I made Chocolate Raspberry Sorbet, which was simply adding hot fudge sauce and mini chocolate chips to your favorite store bought raspberry sorbet and refreezing. It got rave reviews from two gentlemen who love gourmet foods, and had them fooled. One recipe I did make, Butterscotch Brownies, did not turn out as I hoped, but you can't win them all.I like that the nutritional information for each recipe is located in a prominent box to the left of the recipe. It makes it so easy to compare and find what you're looking for, whether's it's calorie counts, carb counts or fiber content.Robin Takes 5 is perfect for busy moms and dads, for people just learning how to cook, and college students. It has easy, clear-to-understand instructions and uses ingredients that most people already have in their pantry. If you want to make healthy, easy dinners for your family, instead of picking up fast food, pick up Robin Takes 5; your family will thank you.
Svrmomof6 More than 1 year ago
All 200 + recipes are five ingredients or less, fast, easy to prepare and contain nutritional information. This book has a great selection of healthy recipes suitable for both kids and adults. Most meals use common ingredients and require five ingredients or less for breakfasts, school lunches, after-school snacks and dinner. Page numbers and color photographs of each recipe would have been helpful. It is a good resource for busy lifestyles. 4 stars Publisher’s Synopsis: It's 5:00 PM. Everyone's hungry. It's takeout or fakeout, meaning nuking a processed meal from the freezer. But there's a third option that doesn't include processed food or an unhealthy heap of calories and fat--Robin Takes 5. Imagine quickly preparing delicious meals for yourself, your friends, and your family with just 5 fabulous ingredients. Does it get any better? Absolutely, with Robin Takes 5. The book features 500 recipes and each dish is a mouthwatering 500 calories or less. Two-color recipe text complements full-color photography inserts. In addition, helpful icons note ideal recipes for holidays and entertaining as well as recipes with less than 500 mg of sodium. That's not all--nutritional information is given for each recipe. In Robin Takes 5 500 recipes highlight at least 10 different ethnic cuisines, and dishes range from soups, pizzas, and pastas, to chicken, beef, pork, seafood, side dishes, and desserts. Consider 70 recipes just for chicken, such as Cashew Crusted Chicken with Roasted Jalapeno-Mango Chutney, and 50 dessert recipes, such as Orange Marmalade Tart with Chocolate Covered Almonds. Consider yourself armed for mealtime. The next time the clock strikes 5:00 PM and you want both noshing and nourishment, check out Robin Takes 5. Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a copy of this title for review purposes, free of charge, from NetGalley and the Publisher. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. This Review is my honest opinion.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With only 5 ingredients, Robin Miller makes wonderfully flavorful meals that fit into every lifestyle. I work 10 hours a day, and this is a simple, flavor fast way to make a dinner that is well balanced and fits into my diabetic lifestyle. Using fresh ingredients with lots of flavor, you won't get a bad dinner out of the bunch!
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
From “Top Chef” to “Cupcake Wars,” my family loves watching food and cooking shows. And for busy families like ours, one of the most helpful cooking shows on television today is Robin Miller’s. And the show’s cookbook, Robin Takes 5, has to be among the most helpful cookbooks as well. In it, she offers 500 recipes, with 5 ingredients or less (which are only 500 calories or less), for cooking 5 nights a week at 5 p.m. Further, it seems like many of the recipes take about 5 minutes to make as well. Yet they’re really flavorful, fun, and family-friendly. For instance, the other night my family loved her “Lettuce Wraps with Grilled Steak and Cheese.” All you do is grill and slice a flank or skirt steak, then serve with butter lettuce leaves to wrap up a variety of toppings (to each his own), like a healthy taco, served Thai-style. It was a super fun way for a quick and delicious meal, that my family loved. Even those who still refer to salad as “bunny food.” And it was so fast. Plus, there are another 499 Asian, Italian, and homestyle recipes, just as easy to make in Robin Takes 5. Love!!
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Books_And_Chocolate More than 1 year ago
This is a practical cookbook by Food Network star Robin Miller that boasts 500 recipes with dishes that range from soups, pizzas, and pastas, to chicken, beef, pork, seafood, side dishes, and desserts, and that represent several ethnic cuisines. The appeal of the recipes is that each one uses five or less ingredients and is 500 calories or less. They are quick to prepare and many can be made ahead of time to make mealtime easier. I found several recipes I want to try such as Buffalo Chicken Soup with Blue Cheese Crumbles, Gingerbread Tiramisu, Roasted Vegetable Salad, Pretzel-Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken, Spinach and Smoked Mozzarella Strudel, Beef and Corn Casserole with Pepper Jack Cheese, Baked Chicken with Black Olive Hummus, and Grilled Chicken with Tomato-Olive Salsa. Despite the gourmet-sounding names, the recipes are actually simple and unintimidating. I made the Buffalo Chicken Fingers with Blue Cheese-Chive Dip. It was a big hit with my family and very easy to make. I also enjoyed the Turkey Meat Loaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Parmesan as an alternative to the traditional meatloaf I usually make. In reading through this cookbook, I didn't find any ingredients I couldn't find at my local grocery store which makes it all the more easy to use. There aren't as many photos as I'd like but enough to inspire me to try more of the recipes. This is a cookbook I know I'll use because the recipes are quick and easy, and one I think cooks from beginners to the more experienced will enjoy. I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.