1. GOOD BEGINNINGS; Store cupboard ingredients; Fridge and Freezer; Herbs & Spices; Chillies; Stock; Quantities; Servings; Measuring; Oven temperatures; Equipment; 2. MOOD FOOD; Classics; Comfort Food; Curry; Cool Dinners; Credit Crunch Cuisine; Kids's Favourites; 3. LOOSE ENDS; Leftovers; Potatoes; Take One (Easy options for one or two people); FOR STARTERS, MAINS AND JUST DESSERTS; 3 course dinner party menus; 5. SOMETHING SWEET; Desserts and Puddings; 6. A LOT ON YOUR PLATE; Six 5-day weekly menus
Gill Holcombe is passionate about feeding her kids good food. She grew up before the culture of convenience food took hold - and knows how to cook. Having brought up three children on her own for over ten years, she says the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and has three fit, healthy teenagers with loads of energy - and no fillings! Gill is author of the bestselling How to feed your whole family a healthy, balanced diet with very little money...and hardly any time, even if you have a tiny kitchen, only three saucepans (one with an ill-fitting lid) and no fancy gadgets - unless you count the garlic crusher... and lives in London with her family.
'Whilst she is a total expert at creating delicious food from very meagre shopping lists, she equally refuses to compromise on the quality of the meals she rustles up... brilliant, simple recipes...great little book.' Easy Living. 'Another no nonsense and no excuses recipe book for excellent family food. The more I read Gill's philosophy of food the more I felt liberated. This book has everything from bread making to cooking with kids to producing impressive dinners, all on a tight budget without too much fuss. A real Mrs. Beaton for our times.' www.ukparentslounge.com. 'There are recipe books out there that highlight affordable recipes, but none as well balanced as this one.' www.student-express.co.uk. 'With even more healthy, home made food, weekly menu planners and store cupboard shopping lists, Gill Holcombe one again provides invaluable tried and tested tips.' Country Kitchen. 'Inexpensive, filling and pretty healthy - then you'll find much in here to get your tummy rumbling. Alongside the well-loved standards are other tasty offerings which would fit the mid-week meal slot perfectly.' www.healthy-eating-made-easy.com. 'Popular family food recipes, good healthy home cooking with a modern twist...offers quick meals with easy to find ingredients with an emphasis on recipes with lots of taste to get the family eating.' www.theculinaryguide.co.uk. 'Would make the perfect stocking filler for the busy mum or dad trying to feed a family on a budget.' www.riskcollective.com. 'There's some good snippets of general information but the recipes are the star. It's well worth speeding through and then keeping in the kitchen to refer to as you need - the left over recipes are excellent as well.' www.lowcostliving.co.uk. 'A brilliant buy, and a permanent addition to my cookbook collection.' www.dooyoo.co.uk. 'The recipes are simple yet nutritious, many show how to use up leftovers effectively, and nearly all will be loved by kids.' Taste Britain. 'When i first got the book i thought oh another recipe book to add to the collection. but this one i have to say is the best one i've had yet.' 'This one is fab! Its full of tasty, nutritious meals that appeal to the whole family.' 'It's refreshing to see a recipe/cook book which isn't really strict with the quantites of each ingredient you use so you can adapt depending on how many you're cooking for. All in all a great book.' Member Reviews www.thebabywebsite.com. 'Excellent, especially for busy mums who can find it hard to find the time to think up new recipes. It really is a must have in every kitchen.' www.theschoolrun.com.