“Kitchen Wizard Flexipes” is here!

November 28, 2011

I’m so excited to announce that my first cookbook, “Kitchen Wizard Flexipes: Simple Time-Saving Secrets for Tasty Global Cuisine” is finally complete and published!   A full color cookbook with well over 100 photos with easy to use layout.

Front Cover

Back Cover

Imagine making one simple base, and having a variety of dishes for the week… “Kitchen Wizard Flexipes: Simple Time-Saving Secrets for Tasty Global Cuisine” unlocks the secret of how to whip up delicious meals in minutes night after night, from what you already have on hand. Distilled down to the essence, this book is your key to more efficient cooking and better eating in this busy world. It will cut your time in the kitchen by half, and let your confidence soar. By using her Flexipes (flexi-ble reci-pes) and tricks, you too will soon feel like a wizard in the kitchen!

All the recipes are tested, tasty, and global. You will find unique, simple, and practical secrets you’ve never seen before — inspired by the culinary wisdom that home cooks from my native Japan rely on every day — yet applicable for any kitchen, cuisine, or diet.

Here’s a sneak peak from “Kitchen Wizard Flexipes”.

Table of Contents

Introduction


Frequent home-cooked meals don’t always have to mean spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Discovering ways to multiply the value of what you already have in your pantry — including leftovers — is the best cooking solution to stay efficient, economical, and eco-friendly. Kitchen Wizard Flexipes (Flex-ible Rec-ipes) will teach you how to cook using Japan’s best-kept secret: Making one dish into a variety of dishes with minimal time, effort, and cost. You’ll find simple methods and delicious recipes from around the world, along with creative tricks and tips to make everyday cooking much easier and more fun.

The Kitchen Wizard Method and Flexipes you will discover in this book is based on the secrets that every home cook in Japan utilizes to keep their kitchen efficient and their meals delicious and full of variety; yet this is virtually unknown in the U.S.   It’s a smarter, more flexible way to cook, eat, and thrive for busy home cooks who struggle in the kitchen with a lack of time, a desire for more variety, and lots of wasted food.

Quick Start: Ready-to-Go Kitchen


Many believe that simply having a collection of recipes is enough to get good food on the table fast. But the truth is, recipes are only half the battle. They can be great for a single meal, but most are too complicated and time-consuming for busy people to make on a daily basis.

The best way to optimize our daily cooking routine is to maximize what we have on hand, and let the kitchen process flow as efficiently and flexibly as possible. The first part of this book introduces my Kitchen Wizard Methods on how to keep your kitchen and ingredients “ready to go.” Having a prepared kitchen is half the battle in minimizing meal prep time and stress.

Batch Prepping Basics


Four simple, yet versatile tricks to keep your ingredients “ready to go” and help you start saving time right away.

Flexipes(Flex-ible Rec-ipes): Bases and Recipes

The second and core part of this book explains my original Kitchen Wizard Flexipes. These bases and recipes are designed to make more than one meal from a single base. It’s a smarter, more convenient, and more efficient way to cook. You can pre-make Flexipe bases in large batches from scratch, and use them to whip up quick, magically delicious meals throughout the week. You’ll also boost your confidence and the variety of meals you’re making in your kitchen.

With seven Flexipe bases, plus derivative recipes and other uses featured in this book, you’ll be able to mix and match for endless possibilities and maximum time-saving. You can easily make meals for an entire month or more without ever repeating a dish.

Flexipe Base 1. Tomato and Onion Base

  • Turkish Green Beans with Light Tomato Sauce
  • Shrimp with Chili Sauce
  • Indian Curry

Flexipe Base 2. Mushroom Base

  • Warm Mushroom Salad
  • Mushroom Spread
  • Mushroom Bisque
  • Chicken Marsala

Flexipe Base 3. Potato and Swiss Chard Base

  • Soups
    • Potato Broth
    • Potato and Swiss Chard Soup
    • Pureed Potato and Swiss Chard Soup
    • Caldo Verde
  • Potato and Swiss Chard Curry
  • Spanish Omelet


Flexipe Base 4. Nimono – Sauteed Root Vegetables Japanese Style

  • Suiton (Chunky Miso Soup with Dumplings)
  • Iri-dofu (Tofu Scrambles with vegetables)
  • Takikomi-gohan (Mixed Rice with Tuna and Vegetables)

Flexipe Base 5. Mirepoix Base: Sauteed Onion, Carrot, and Celery

  • Mirepoix Pilaf
  • Rice-Stuffed Cabbage
  • Stuffed Summer Vegetables
  • Kwik Chili
  • Kwik Bolognese Sauce

Flexipe Base 6. Marinated Chicken Base: Garlic, Ginger, or Lemon

  • Chicken Roulade with Wine Sauce
  • Shoga-yaki (Chicken Ginger)
  • Kuwayaki-donburi (Rice Bowl with Sweet Soy Chicken)

Flexipe Base 7. Asian Meat Base

  • Lettuce Wrap
  • Chinese Meatball Soup
  • Gyoza (Pot-Stickers)

Japanese and Asian Ingredients

This short cookbook will be deceivingly powerful in your culinary life. It’s incredibly simple to learn, it’s almost like magic! That’s my Kitchen Wizard promise. You can be a Kitchen Wizard too in no time!
There is already quite a bit of the buzz from those who have a chance to read it.  Here’s the praise for “Kitchen Wizard Flexipes” from the industry experts.

“Kitchen Wizard Flexipes” is available in both paperback as well as an e-book.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chantelle Tibbs November 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm

YESSSSSSSS! Oh my GOD this is so awesome:) I’m gonna get my play account up and buy this. I need help;) lol. I’m soooo happy I could be a part of this. You are amazing.

2 Mari @ Secrets of a Kitchen Wizard November 30, 2011 at 12:26 am

YESSSS!!! Chantelle! Thank you for ordering my cookbook! I just sent it to you, so you can start using it! Pls be sure to post review on Amazon. : ) Trust me, you’ll be a kitchen wizard very soon. : )

3 Nikki Creed July 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm

wow, I’m so impressed with what i have read so far …. I’m a big fan of time saving tips for busy women – especially in the kitchen ! thanks for sharing Mari.

4 Mari @ Secrets of a Kitchen Wizard July 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Thank you, Nikki! Hope you like my book — it’s now available both in paperback and Kindle. Once you start using this method, you’ll be amazed how fast easy everything is. And your variety triples!

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