Are you in need of new healthy, quick and easy cookbooks? Well, after 10 years of cooking at home in the UK, Mr. O and I certainly were.
But it wasn’t just about any cookbooks – we really have been going down a healthier route and absolutely want to make things interesting, whilst trying to eat much better.
I did a cookbook post in 2018, namely as a way to share with my friends ‘the new cookbooks’ I was using, and it was surprisingly popular amongst readers too – as were some recipes I did (for exactly the same reason). In case you missed it: a quick tabbouleh or a mango salsa.
Without further ado, here are 5 new interesting, quick and easy cookbooks for you to try at home, wherever you are in the world.
The 6-week programme by Louise Parker
I am actually on the 52-week programme with LP’s team and finding the book a source of recipe inspiration but also a great gift for friends. I literally bought 10 recently and now down to 5. All recipes are pretty simple and super tasty.
Khazana: An Indo-Persian cookbook with recipes inspired by the Mughals by Saliha Mahmood Ahmed
Costs £8.99 from Amazon
I loved Saliha when she was on Masterchef and delighted she got this book deal. Her flavours are very exciting and ‘different’, but the recipes are again simple (or I cannot follow them).
Bazaar: Vibrant vegetarian and plant-based recipes by Sabrina Ghayour
Costs £7.99 on Amazon
I have featured Sabrina’s previous book on my first cookbook post and had some seriously lovely feedback from many readers – I am not vegetarian and I find the book useful for side dishes too. I am really into ‘Middle Eastern’ flavours, as you can probably tell!
Simple by Ottolenghi
S – short on time: less than 30 minutes I – 10 ingredients or less M – make ahead P – pantry L – lazy E – easier than you think – I tend to favour the S and the E dishes (I tell no lies) and that is fine by me. You can try some of the recipes at one of his restaurants in London (I like Belgravia for a quick bite).
Lisboeta: Recipes from Portugal’s City of Light by Nuno Mendes
Costs from Amazon
You may have heard of Nuno Mendes in London – he is the executive chef of Chiltern Firehouse and has a few projects of his own (and is doing a great job of putting Portuguese food on the European map – and it needs the extra attention). I love this book as it really taught me how to cook some of the Portuguese staples I never thought I could. It has simple recipes like grilled sardines and pepper salad and a fabulous prawn and seafood rice, which I never thought I could cook myself. There you go.
So here’s to a great Summer – I hope you enjoy one or two of these interesting, healthy, quick and easy cookbooks (and let me know how you get on!)