I have watched the main recipes on Fast Food by Jeff Novick, and they all appear to be very appetizing, with a variety of different flavors, and all are made within 10 minutes with 5 basic ingredients. It would be a great primer for a person newly committed to plant-based eating, but who has limited cooking experience and and limited time to spend in the kitchen.
I learned a few things myself. I was unaware of the variety of frozen vegetables that you can buy in bags, already cut up. I appreciated that he used LOTS of vegetables in each of his main dishes. I also learned about a brand of tomatoes, Pomi, that you can buy with no salt. They come in a box, and Jeff says they taste closer to fresh tomatoes.
The only kitchen tools required were a can opener and a pair of scissors, a knife and a small measuring spoon. Some of the recipes didn't even require the knife or measuring spoon. The recipes all included beans, but each dish had a different kind of bean.
Jeff cooks without salt, but with spice blends, but the dishes were so flavorful that his young assistants didn't even miss the salt. He uses Edensoy beans (no salt), no salt tomatoes, whole grains, and frozen vegetables. The dishes were generous enough in volume that they could be eaten for dinner one night and taken to school or work for lunch the next day.
Jeff has a very lovable personality, and his assistants, who looked like they were in senior high school, were genuine and very charming.
The recipes for the main dishes are included on a pdf on the CD.
My only reservation was his use of Success brand brown rice, which cooks in 10 minutes--in a bag. I don't like cooking rice in a plastic bag. For the vegetable soup, though, he poured the rice out of the bag and let it cook in the soup directly, so maybe you don't have to leave it in the bag if you don't want to. I would prefer to just make a big batch of brown rice once a week and keep it around for when it is needed.
And it is true that all of his main dishes have a tomato base, so you might not want to make two in a row in a given week, but since this is Volume 1, he may come up with non-tomato-based dishes in subsequent Fast Food DVDs.
All in all, this DVD helped me see ways that I could cook an appetizing, healthy meal in 10 minutes on those days when my big batch cooking is all gone (or after a weekend when I didn't have time to cook). I'm glad that I bought it! I look forward to sharing it with friends as well. It would be especially helpful for a young college student who didn't have a lot of time, but who wanted to eat healthy, delicious food.