I've made a number of recipes from this book. Some are quite unusual, but all are delicious. It requires a bit more creativity of the taste buds than Moosewood Cooks at Home, but it's a great way to learn how to eat a veggie you don't normally like. I must point out "Simple" does not always mean quick. It just means easy to follow. Some recipes, however, are very speedy. Some take a little more time, but less attention. You can decide what works best for you.