Hello my fellow bookworms and foodies, over the summer break from school/work these are the recipes I tried:
Chicken Caesar Salad
Hairy Dieters 1 – Vegetables & Salads – Page 115
A hearty, classic salad that I had never tried before. I found the salad, chicken and croutons easy to make, however the dressing was tricky and to be honest I wasn’t a big fan of the dressing once I had managed to make it. So overall a perfectly edible salad but not to my personal taste. Okay recipe.
Easy Chicken Bake
Hairy Dieters 2 – Family Favourites – Page 62
A colourful one-tray meal, which is easy to prep and even easier to cook. Consisting of simple stuffed chicken breasts cooked nestled within a tray of roughly chopped veggies. I popped it in the oven, left it for half an hour and returned to a delicious, healthy family meal. I will definitely be making this again. Great recipe.
My family love a curry, so as well as remaking a spicier version of the Coconut Prawn Curry, I had a go at this new recipe too:
Turkey Keema Peas
Hairy Dieters 4 – Quick Feasts – Page 127
This is a lighter version of the traditional keema pea curry, which swaps the fattier lamb mince for leaner turkey mince. The mince and peas are cooked in a mild mixture of onion, spices, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and coconut milk. Really easy and quick to make and tasty; I simply served with plain brown rice. Good recipe.
Finally, this last recipe isn’t technically from a cookbook, however the Co-op Food magazines have some wonderful recipes in and this is another one I just had to share:
Scottish Salmon Risotto
Co-op Food – July Edition – Page 37
A light, summery risotto which is delicious, speedy to make and full of the good stuff; perfect served with a light side salad and a glass of wine. Before, I’d been nervous of making risotto for myself, but I needn’t have worried as this was super easy to make and it is another dish I will definitely be making again. Great recipe.
Plus after my dad returned from his holiday to Tenerife, I made Spanish Tomato Bread from a recipe I cut out of a much older edition of the Co-op magazine. It turned out delicious and helped to reawaken my dad’s sunny memories of his holiday. In fact, it went so well I have already made it twice.
Also in August, I remade the Veggie Bean Burgers which I first made during a bbq back in June. As it was during cooler weather this time though, I cooked them in the oven and they turned out even better than last time.
Overall, I think I have had another good month of cooking and I look forward to more, especially as I am now reading Plant Based Cookbook by Trish Sebben-Krupka and I have Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver, which I am very excited about, lined up to read too.
Do you fancy any of these recipes?
What cookbooks are you reading? Have you tried any new recipes?