My rating: 3 Stars My opinion: I have to be honest and say I found a large handful of recipes that I felt would not be kid friendly in this book. Despite speed and simplicity being the key for recipes in this book, quality is not sacrificed and neither are the recipes a variation upon a theme, using a mass of pre-prepared and pre-packaged ingredients. This book will help you do exactly that. Despite speed and simplicity being the key for recipes in this book, quality is not sacrificed and neither are the recipes a variation upon a theme, using a mass of pre-prepared and pre-packaged ingredients. Gone are the days of spending a day or two preparing for elaborate dinner parties, using ingredients she hunted down in back-street markets and fancy deli shops. Bestselling author Jo has devised a cookbook full of delicious and healthy food that addresses one of the most challenging problems experienced by busy parents: finding time to cook meals for their family. These chapters feature recipes for every meal and eventuality, including weekday kids' teatime recipes that will go down a storm, dinners that will wow your friends, and Sunday lunches to make the most of those precious moments of relaxation with your family.
P695 2013 Dewey Decimal 641. Where possible, there are freezing and storage guidelines after each recipe, and tips for converting the leftovers into another meal the next day. It's also based on t I was really looking forward to this cookbook. Description Description Oh, how Jo Pratt's life has changed over the last few years! Information boxes are spread throughout giving even more hints and tips to save time, save ingredients and to save money too. As well as the above recipes I've bookmarked lots more to try over the next little bit, including: The start of the book is clearly all about quick and easy family favourites and I have to admit when I started reading it I did think I might be a little disappointed if the book continued that way. There are affiliate links on this blog, as well as Google ads to help me fund my recipe development and general upkeep of the blog - if you click on them and decide to make a purchase, the price you pay will be no different, but I might receive a small commission that goes back into producing lots of free recipes for you here. It was ridiculously easy to make and was soooo good! The author did not seem to be much of an expert on any palate.
I have another book of Jo's and in both the pictures and colours are beautiful, I like looking through it just for that. One will eat almost anything, or at least give it a try. The book has three main chapters — Monday to Friday Survival, The Busy Weekend and Cling on to Your Social Life. This is a book to encourage moms to continue to cook for their children and share the love and comfort that comes from the kitchen. A must-have cookbook for any parent who struggles to find time to cook healthy food! Acclaimed British Food Host, Jo Pratt, has devised an innovative, delicious, and healthy collection of recipes that will get busy parents cooking again.
It would be helpful to have a photograph of each dish created, though the photographs throughout are wonderful I really did not care for this. I have always been a fan of. The index at the end of the book also works well if you want to look up a main ingredient you have and don't know what to do with it - it is so much more than just a listing of recipes. Gone are the days of spending a day or two preparing for elaborate dinner parties, using ingredients she hunted down in back-street markets and fancy deli shops. The book is split into three parts - Monday to Friday Survival, The Busy Weekend and Cling on to your Social Life. Measurements in both imperial and metric, a clear guide to portion sizing and even an estimation of preparation and cooking time.
Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Acclaimed British Food Host, Jo Pratt, has devised an innovative, delicious, and healthy collection of recipes that will get busy parents cooking again. We all know Jo Pratt from the telly - I remember her mostly on screen Saturday mornings, cooking with Anthony Worrall-Thompson. A book written for busy parents who often struggle to find time to cook good, wholesome and tasty food for their family but in reality this is equally suitable for anyone with a hectic lifestyle or for somebody who just wants to get started with this cooking lark. One will eat almost anything, or at least give it a try. As a homeschooling mother, that doesn't really fit our family. No long navel-gazing essays here! And then a huge portion of the book is devoted to fancy dinner party recipes so that I don't neglect myself by not having three other couples over to visit everyone's kids are suspiciously absent in that third of the book.
All thoughts and opinions are my own. Cool, divide and then store for up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. The recipes are designed to celebrate beautiful, simple but full- flavoured ingredients — gorgeous dishes such as Blueberry French toast, Slow-roasted Pork belly with sweet and sour apples and potato puree, White Chocolate and Peach Cheesecakes with Macadamia Nut Brittle. There is little emphasis on healthy choices and few of the recipes had vegetarian options. I love how it covers all eventualities from the midweek rushed 'get everyone to the table as fast as you can 'cause we're starving! The recipes are simple, easy to shop for and quick to make, with shortcuts and prepare-ahead tips. Here's a novel thought--why not just teach your children to obey you and eat their vegetables?! And it's probably good that I did.
She lives in a madhouse! That said, I was not a huge fan of the recipes themselves and the speedy recipes seemed overly complex to me. People don't sit down and eat together as a family. You could cook many of these dishes for friends and family at a social gathering. Pratt includes Lifesaver mini-recipes that give you staples for your freezer and cupboard and Leftovers mini-recipes too, to show you how to be clever and get more value out of time spent in the kitchen. Full praise is due for how the recipes are presented! Read my full review My opinion: I have to be honest and say I found a large handful of recipes that I felt would not be kid friendly in this book.
This is a bright, cheerful book, directed toward moms who may have full schedules and often chaotic days but continue to value healthy, home cooked meals for their families. She also includes valuable basic instructions for simple additions that make a big difference to the quality of a dish. Críticas 'Home-cooked food that's tasty and stress-free - this is Jo's guide for busy parents' Jamie Oliver Reseña del editor Oh, how Jo Pratt's life has changed over the last few years! For the sake of argument, I wrote out ingredients for a couple of recipes that had a few ingredients that I had never heard of, and was actually unable to find them in our small town grocery store. An essential pre-requisite for the stressed, harassed cook. I am more likely to make something if I can see what it's supposed to look like. That was all pre-children — now things are very different. I don't hide from my kids what I've done.
The only one that I will try is actually for a snack, the oat bars. For the big kids, alcoholic drinks included. As usual I wanted to try even more recipes but I ran out of time. Book: Madhouse Cookbook Author: Jo Pratt Release date if applicable : February 28, 2013 Synopsis: A collection of healthy, family friendly, simple to prepare recipes. I'll definitely make this recipe again — in fact it's so easy I told hubby that he could even make it!! She gives suggestions on using leftovers so they can be easily transformed into a new dish.