This is the book that seeks to answer the eternal question: “What am I supposed to eat?” Here the chef and writer Noah Galuten, host of the charmingly self-deprecating YouTube series “Don’t Panic Pantry,” serves up convenient, healthily delicious, mostly vegetarian comfort food, teaching you how to prepare meals and snacks you're genuinely excited to eat.
As the world changes around us, we are constantly vacillating between two different versions of ourselves: the one who wants to be healthier and the one who wants to be excited, or comforted, by the food that we eat. We all want to eat “better,” but what does that mean? This book is here to say: Don’t panic.
Don’t panic about learning how to cook; or environmental sustainability; or nutrition. Don’t panic about what to make for breakfast or dinner or midnight snacks, because Noah Galuten has your back! In Noah’s kitchen, trying really matters, perfection is overrated, and better is good enough. Noah gives you the tools to create kitchen staples and vegetable-and-bean-centric dishes (with just a little meat too) that will become the beloved, simple, everyday meals you will make over and over in your home.
Here are recipes for a "Chef Salad” with Cheddar Croutons and Probiotic Ranch; and three different versions of broccoli pasta (vegetarian, pescatarian or with rosemary-infused sausage) that you will put on weekly rotation. There are recipes for Noah’s Instagram-famous Krauty Beans; a 30-second Vegan Tahini Dressing that will become your new favorite dip; a Miso Roast Chicken with Vegetables that you can prep in advance and leave in the fridge for several hours, or even a day, that makes dinner for your entire family using a single sheet pan. But there’s also—for when you really need it—the fresh herbed panko-crusted Mozzarella Marinara that made Galuten’s famously funny wife, comedian Iliza Shlesinger, break down in grateful tears. Here are your pantry staples for the future, to help you make cooking at home the tastier, more convenient, don’t panic option.