Making healthy, delicious meals can seem daunting, especially in the middle of a busy work week. The Shortcut Cook
teaches that you don't have to make everything from scratch to create wonderful home-cooked dishes the whole family will love. With delicious— and, more important, simple and quick—recipes like brunch traybake, a really good chicken curry, sausage ragù, perfectly crisp pork belly, shrimp burger with Sriracha mayo, saag paneer with kachumba salad, and self-saucing sticky toffee pudding, chef Rosie Reynolds makes smart use of store-bought ingredients, precooking, and even the microwave to cut down on the time you spend in front of the stove (I personally can't wait to try the croque monsieur with Bloody Mary salad). Even better, the hacks you learn in these pages can be utilized in other recipes, changing your whole cooking perspective. Bon appétit!