July 23, 2015

MY FAVOURITE RECIPE BOOKS

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If you are anything like me, you struggle on the daily to come up with something quick,simple,healthy and at the same time absolutely delicious for tea.
I find a great way of keeping things fresh and not getting tied down with the same boring meal each night is to look at recipe books.
I am constantly flicking through mine for ideas and inspiration,they are my holy grail in the kitchen.
I have dug out my favourite three books which tick all of the above boxes.

LORRAINE PASCALE - HOW TO BE A BETTER COOK
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If you are after quick meals but still want to experiment then this is the book for you.
Lorraine covers all bases from Pasta,Canap├ęs,Asian,pizza,salads and puddings its all in there.
I've been a fan of hers since watching her Tv program,I find all of her recipes extremely easy to follow,I've cooked a few things out of this book and everything has been heavenly.
One of my favourite recipes is her Sesame Beef and Broccoli stir fry,its a must for anyone that is head over heels in love with asian food.(and beef)!!
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HARRY EASTWOOD - A SALAD FOR ALL SEASONS
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Next up is one for you salad admirers,now I know not everyone wants a salad for tea but trust me,these are so filling and yummy,if you are after something light then you need this book in your life however if you are after something with a bit more bulk for a meal then I suggest pairing one of these salads with a meal as a side/accompaniment.
This book covers (like it says) salads all through the year using whatever fruit and veg is in season,its a beautiful read and has stunning imagery.
I'm currently waiting for my mum's beetroot to grow so I can try this;

harry eastwood a salad for all seasons beetroot salad katelouiseblog

MY RECIPE BOOK
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Lastly is my recipe book,no I haven't got one of those annoying blogger/youtuber book deals this is just a scrap book of recipes I've come across and stuck in, or things i've written down,everything I need is in here from curry pastes to lavish 3 course meals,I adore my recipe right down to the handmade cover (which might I add took me all bloody night to stitch many moons ago).
This is a great idea if you are into cooking,you can make it as unique as you like and can alter it to your taste.It is in no particular order but I quite like the unorganised personal touch.
I will admit i'm a huge fan of a sausage traybake so I stuck it in just incase I forget how to make it (this will never be the case because we have it at least once a week).YUM!!
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I hope you enjoyed this and if you have any recipe book recommendations then please let me know in the comments

Much Love

3 comments:

  1. These books look really good. I really like the idea of making your own recipe book. I tend to just have bits of paper floating around the kitchen, your idea is a lot more organised x

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  2. I love reading through recipe books - I've also got my own with recipes stuck in from magazines. One of my favourite books is Nigel Slater's Real Fast Food - there aren't any lovely photos but his recipes are so easy and taste amazing. Pinterest is also really good for recipe ideas.

    Faye x
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  3. Your own recipe book reminds me of home :) My mum has a book like that, stuffed full of hand written recipes form friends and family.
    Gunna check these other books out too, that sesame beef looks goooooooood!

    M xo

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