Now the Best Fast Food Comes From Your Own Kitchen! Heather Reseck's proactive approach to vegetarian cooking is just what you've been looking for-a way to raise your pleasure-to-work ratio by cooking smarter, not harder. Learn how minutes of planning and cook-ahead shortcuts will save hours and reduce stress at mealtimes you because "you have it made." The author introduces innovative solutions called investment cooking. A few deposits in the fridge will pay rich dividends for quick and tasty nutrition when you're too pushed or bushed to cook. The sections on fix-and-freeze, fix-a-mix, fix-and-forget, and fix-it-fast foods will banish panic in the pantry and free you up for spontaneous lat-minute hospitality. A host of vegetarian convenience foods will make your meals delicious, nutritious, and fast. And each recipe includes a nutritional analysis for those on a specialized diet, along with multiple cooking and serving variations. In the front of the book you'll find cooking tips, strategies, and principles of nutrition. Included are ideas on how to use this book to teach a cooking school, a bibliography, glossary, food storage chart, substitutions list, resources list, and an index. Move over, Joy of Cooking! You've met your match, Julia Child! With this comprehensive resource a new bridge can become an experienced cook, or an experienced cook a master chef.