If you want great home-cooked meals with minimum washing-up--and need to keep to a budget--this book is for you. One thing is guaranteed: it won't take you longer to wash up than to sit and enjoy your meal! If you're looking for lunch or a light supper, try Hearty Soups and Substantial Salads, from Lentil, Spinach, and Cumin Soup to Sweet Potato Salad. In Tortillas, Frittatas, and Other Egg Dishes you'll find fun Bacon and Eggs in a Pan and Sun-dried Tomato and Parmesan Frittata. Noodles and Stir-fries are quick and tasty, from Five-spiced Duck with Eggplant and Plums to chicken and Yellow Bean Stir-fry and clasic Pad Thai. If you love rice, try Risottos, Paellas, and Other Rice Dishes, where the rice cooks in the pan with the other ingredients. Take your pick from Zucchini Flower Risotto to Saffron Fish Pilaf or a Paella of Summer Vegetables. Curries and Tagines are great one-pot options. Try a tasty chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon, Beef Madras, or Creamy Vegetable and Cashew Curry. If you want a dish to pop in the oven and foget about, look at Bakes and Gratins, from Oven-roasted Spicy Macaroni to Potato and Mushroom Gratin. Casseroles and Stews are the ultimate one-pot meals. From Daube of Beef to Lancashire Hotpot or Portuguese Lamb Stew, you will never run out of ideas. to finish, check out One-Pot Desserts. Fig and Honey roissant Pudding is quick to assemble in one dish, as is the Peach Cobbler or traditional Baked Apples and Pears.