The Download on Dinner
A 31-recipe, e-cookbook
Photography: Meg Leaf of Reinventing Dinner, LLC
Hot off the Internet, “Reinventing Dinner” is a 31-recipe, e-cookbook created (and translated into Spanish) by local mom-attorney-foodie Karen O’Brien. From enchiladas and red lentil dhal to steak salad and risotto, the American fusion recipes have both a healthy and economical slant — the result of O’Brien’s quest to lower grocery bills while scaling back her law practice in exchange for time with her children. The inexpensive, healthy and delicious recipes borrow exciting flavors from Latin America, India and Asia and also cater to less adventurous taste buds. Spiciness may be dialed up or down, and American comfort cuisine is part of the fare. A fan of the Slow Food movement, O’Brien ranks her recipes as easy (such as 15-minute turkey tacos), medium and “Zen” (i.e. challenging). In other words, instant gratification takes a back seat to good, healthy and inexpensive. As she says, “Cooking should be like making love. The point is not to get through it as quickly as possible, but to enjoy the experience and make a magnificent outcome.”
Download “Reinventing Dinner” ($14.95) or “Recetas Económicas” and view O’Brien’s instructional videos in English and Spanish as well as sample recipes and a blog at reinventingdinner.com (Web site, videos and photos were created by fellow Park City mom and “Reinventing Dinner” business partner Meg Leaf).