Book Review: 30-Minute Cooking for Two by Taylor Ellingson


30-Minute Cooking for Two by Taylor Ellingson

Rockridge Press (November 13, 2018)


30-Minute Cooking for Two offers the fastest, perfectly portioned recipes to make homemade meals every day of the week.

Imagine if cooking for two cut prep and cook times in half, too. 30-Minute Cooking for Two offers perfectly portioned, time-saving recipes to make whipping up meals for just the two of you, easy to do.

Table-ready in 30-minutes or less, these recipes offer fast solutions for meals any day of the week, from a quick breakfast sandwich to a proper date-night steak. Using no more than 8 staple ingredients per recipe, 30-Minute Cooking for Two gives you fewer leftovers, less processed food, and more time to spend between your twosome.

Whether you’re a newlywed, an empty nester, or just plain tired of giant portions and days of leftovers, this cookbook is for you. Inside you’ll find:

  • Tips for kitchen prep that include shopping lists for pantry staples and essential cooking equipment to stock your kitchen with.
  • 30-minute recipes for breakfast, soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner, and dessert, with quick-reference labels super-fast recipes (20-minutes or less) and one pot meals.
  • 8 ingredients per recipe that are easy-to-find all year around, and make every meal fresh and healthy.

Every twosome has a special thing that they do together. With the quick and easy recipes in 30-Minute Cooking for Two, cooking can be your thing, too.







Simple and delicious recipes that are easy to follow and quick to make. The cookbook offers a variety of recipes. Most recipes require 8 ingredients or less. Seven categories are offered (Breakfast; Soups, Salads, & Sandwiches; Vegetable Mains; Poultry; Seafood; Meat; and Desserts).   I extremely liked the recipe index for each category. Tips and Swaps are included for most recipes.  The format is nicely lay out and a good size book.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (October 26, 2018)

ARC provided by Callisto Publishing Club



Taylor Ellingson is a self-taught baker and home cook who loves creating healthy meals and decadent desserts. Even more, she loves introducing people to cooking and showing them how accessible and easy it can be. She is the founder of the food blog greens & chocolate ( where she blogs mostly about her recipe creations and occasionally about her family and their travel adventures. When she’s not cooking and eating, she enjoys running, yoga, hiking, travel, patio happy hours, and spending time with her family. She was born and raised in Iowa and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, Marc, and their two boys, Lars and Soren.




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