Author: Katriona MacGregor
Publishing date: 17 May 2016 (This may have been bought forward as Fishpond and Book depository display dispatch date as being 21 April)
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Thank you Katriona MacGregor and Netgalley for letting me have a copy of this book. It has taken me a while to review it because I wanted to have a good read through and try some of the recipes before I told you what I thought of it.
The verdict is in...
I have always hated duck, until now. The 'Duck breasts with peaches and balsamic vinegar' is one worth trying. I love balsamic vinegar but have never thought of adding it to duck. Pork, courgette and broccoli stir-fry can be substituted for any meat, and the recipe is still divine. Paprika pork with red peppers is a quick easy dish to put together and the peppers sweeten up the dish nicely.
I hate when I get recipe books and they have to sit in my cupboard because I can never get the ingredients. Not the case with this book, I will be getting a copy of this book for beside my couch, where my much-used recipe books sit. I only have this on Kindle at the moment but it was easy to work with. This says a lot about the layout of the book, as Kindle users out there will know. Not all Kindle formats suit recipe books; I had no trouble with this one.
The pictures were mouth watering. I should have taken photos of the dishes I have made, but I never gave it a thought so you will need to get a copy of the book and try them for yourselves. The other credit I would like to give this book, is the title. Healthy, Speedy Suppers is what it says. There was not a load of fiddling with each recipe, making them quick and simple to put together. And I had no issues with the heath of each recipe. I like healthy food and exercise, so if I had concerns about the health of this book, due to the title, I would comment. But, each recipe I have tried was healthy with a good balance of vegetables and meat being used.
This book has loads of useable recipes, good layout, and beautiful pictures. Well worth giving a try.
Bursting with quick, simple and deliciously healthy recipes, Healthy Speedy Suppers will inspire anyone who feels too tired or busy to cook at the end of the day. Katriona MacGregor started her Speedy Weeknight Suppers column for The Telegraph online in 2013, after a move back to exhausting London office life caused a slump in her diet. Resolving to break away from eating ready meals and cheese on toast every night, she began developing recipes that took no more than 40 minutes to make, were packed with good quality, wholesome ingredients, and tasted fantastic.
The recipes are fresh, seasonal and nutritious and showcase a broad range of influences from around the world. Ingredient lists are short, prep is kept to a minimum and the methods are relaxed - often featuring one-pot or one-tray cooking. All of them have been put to the test at home after a busy day in the office, and the ingredients are easy to find and can be scooped up on the way back from work. Ranging from the summery Strawberry, Fennel & Chicken Salad, to warming Aubergine & Red Lentil Curry and zesty Sea Bass with Thai Vegetable Noodles, there is something here for every mood, diet and seasons. Most of the recipes are wheat- and dairy-free, and are all naturally low in fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates. Also including a guide to larder essentials, suggestions for leftovers, ingredient substitutions and simple variations, this is a one-stop cooking resource for stressed, busy people.
This was available for pre-order from: Amazon, Fishpond and Book depository