In the Mood for Quick Family Food Review

In the Mood for Quick Family Food Review

Title: In the Mood for Quick Family Food
Author: Jo Pratt
Published: August 23, 2016, Nourish
No. of Pages: 224
Cover Price: $19.95 Paperback

Even if you don’t cook for a big family, the recipes in In the Mood for Quick Family Food are quick, easy, and different from the norm. Jo Pratt, the author, is a British food writer, stylist, and presenter in the UK, so the British influence is evident in the recipes. There are beautiful pictures of most of the dishes, which is very inspiring for those looking for something good and fast to prepare for dinner. The recipes are for dishes that are quite innovative, and not the normal bland foods that we sometimes prepare for children, fearing they won’t like something different. Several pasta dishes, such as Spaghetti and Courgette (Zucchini) Carbonara, lemon linguine with Walnuts, Spinach and Blue Cheese, and Pantry Pasta Puttanesca all are quick, easy, and tasty. We also loved the Meatballs with Olives and Mediterranean Baked Chicken and Rice. Next up is the Red Wine Sausages with Puy Lentils. There are Mediterranean, Persian, English, Indian, Italian, Spanish, Moroccan and Asian dishes, so cooks will have nice variety to choose from.

The cookbook features great main dishes, and also salads, appetizers, and breads, as well as scrumptious desserts. So far every recipe has turned out picture perfect, since the instructions are easy to understand. There is a comprehensive index so finding recipes is easy, and the book is organized into sections on Monday to Friday recipes, Weekend Recipes, and Entertaining Recipes. One thing that is really helpful in this cookbook is that there are suggestions for using the leftovers in new dishes.

All told, this book is recommended for anyone who has minimal time but wants to make food that is yummy and different from the norm.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this cookbook.

This book may be purchased at Amazon:
In the Mood for Quick Family Food: Simple, Fast and Delicious Recipes for Every Family

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