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Cookbook for someone who doesn't cook

Kontxesi | Dec 5, 2013 04:37 AM

My sister just moved out of my mom's house after Thanksgiving. She has a roommate, but I don't know if she cooks much.

This girl doesn't cook. I'm pretty sure it's because she's never been in a situation where she has had to. (She is 22, and the only times she has lived away from home were two brief stints away at college.)

I want to get her a simple cookbook for Christmas. Something with easy but relatively healthy recipes. They would also need to be somewhat price-conscious. I was thinking some sort of "five ingredient" cookbook?

So things I'm looking for:

- simple, easy-to-follow instructions
- quick prep (30 minutes or less, maybe?)
- budget-conscious ingredients
- beginner-friendly
- cooking for two (nice but not req'd)
- preferably something that spans several cuisines

I'm perusing Amazon as I type this, but I wanted to see if anyone has any suggestions.

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