Quick. Easy. Healthy.
Callum Hann & Themis Chryssidis
The first cooking class ever conducted by Callum Hann and Themis Chryssidis at their cooking school, ‘Sprout’, was called Quick, Easy & Healthy, and to this day it remains their most popular course.
Why? Because it is what people want. Good, healthy food with limited effort. Achievable food that people are happy to serve to their family on any given weeknight. Callum and Themis present over 70 simple, quick and convenient recipes for fresh, healthy, flavoursome food. Dishes that use easy to find, seasonal ingredients; that represent good value for money; and which require minimal preparation and clean-up time. Nutritional information is given for every recipe.
The book is divided into four seasonal chapters, each with a collection of recipes using readily available ingredients in season, with suggestions for variations and substitute ingredients.
I like the principals this cook book is based on:
- Food that doesn’t cost a fortune.
- Food that doesn’t require expensive equipment to prepare.
- Food that is simple and convenient to make.
- Food that the whole family will enjoy.
- Recipes that are about cooking delicious food that is good for you.
This book is a little different in design – it lists its recipes by order of the seasons – buying seasonal foods is good for the budget; when foods are in season they are usually plentiful and therefore cheaper to source. And when foods are “in season” they are bursting with flavour – another reason to buy and enjoy fresh, in season produce. I am already sold on this idea; as many of you may know we grow a lot of our own fruit and vegetables. I am always looking for healthy and delicious recipes to use up the abundance of home grown veggies – when something is in season we have it by the ton! (This week sweet potatoes and pumpkins plentiful and we see the finish of the capsicum, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes and onions). I can’t wait to start making some of the recipes here, I think I will start with the Moroccan Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Chicken Salad (p.128) or maybe the Chicken Korma with Cumin Naan, I have plenty of homemade passata I can use up in this. (p.142)
Pick up a copy and start cooking NOW!