Tag: foodie

Nadiya’s Family Favourites (Sampler) Review

Nadiya’s Family Favourites: Easy, beautiful and show-stopping recipes for every day from Nadiya's upcoming BBC TV seriesTitle: Nadiya’s Family Favourites
 
Author: Nadiya Hussain
 
Genre: Cookery
 
Series: n/a
 
Goodreads Rating: 5/5
 
 

Synopsis: This is the OFFICIAL companion cookbook, featuring the beautiful, simple and must-try recipes from her upcoming BBC TV series NADIYA’S FAMILY FAVOURITES.

Nadiya shares the food she loves to cook and eat with her family and friends, offering fast, easy and delicious new recipes for every kind of day.

This cookbook shows you how to create the perfect dishes to complement the moments we all love, from days out with friends to big get-togethers and lazy weekends at home, as well as simple and satisfying solutions for busy weeknights and speedy showstoppers for impromptu guests.

Here’s a taster of Nadiya’s new classics . . .

· Mocha Swirls
· Smoky Spinach Shakshuka
· Bombay Potato Tacos
· Lamb Ribs
· Grapefruit Chicken Stew
· Peanut Honeycomb Banana Cake
· Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

With over 100 easy and rewarding recipes, Nadiya’s family favourites will soon become yours too. This is the cookbook you’ll reach for time and time again for those memorable moments. You’ll find quick meal solutions, food to lift the spirits, fuel for hungry bellies and feasts for feeding friends.

Let Nadiya’s recipes fill your home with memories, just as they do hers.

‘She baked her way into our hearts and hasn’t stopped since’ Prima 

 

 
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What I thought about the book:

This is the way family cookbooks should be. Nadiya’s includes lovely homey little introductions to each recipe that gives them a real comfort food vibe. I especially love her introduction to the book where she discusses her family life around food and how food is a representation of home.

“Food is such a simple word. A simple four-lettered word that can evoke every human emotion possible.”

The recipes included are very appetising and achievable. In the dessert section, she includes an Éclair Roll and Back-to-Front Baked Cheesecake that are very inventive but not over the top so still within the realms of everyday cooking.

 
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My Rating: ★★★★★
 
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Veggie Burger Atelier by Nina Olsson Review

 
Author: Nina Olsson
 
Genre: Cookbook, Vegetarian
 
Series: N/A
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.42/5
 
 
Synopsis: The veggie burger of the future is here! Using a vast arsenal of ingredients and techniques inspired by global flavors and traditions, Nourish Atelier’s Nina Olsson is here to disrupt your assumptions of what a burger can be. Veggie Burger Atelier is her one-stop guide to making the most flavorful, beautiful, and delicious meat-free burgers you’ve ever experienced.

Olsson shares her secret to the anatomy of the perfect veggie burger with considerations to texture, flavor, firmness, and juiciness. You will also learn substitutions that will let you veganize your burgers, or make them gluten-free. Veggie burgers have never been like this before! These veggie burgers are presented in incredible, full-color photography and with step-by-step instructions. Even if you don’t know your way around the kitchen, Veggie Burger Atelier will prove that you can make these veggie burgers like a pro.

 
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What I thought about the book:

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAbsolutely fantastic!!

So many helpful tips and essential skills for making delicious well-rounded burgers, condiments and bread buns.

I love how the book is divided into regional flavours such as Northern European, Indian, and Southern American. It gives a really diverse flavour choice to suit pretty much anyone. They are so much more than just burgers!

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I think this book is a must for any vegetarian or vegan. It’s so helpful and gives so much choice! I’m certainly delighted to have it on my shelves and I will definitely be getting more books by Nina Olsson.

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My Rating: 5 star review

Recipe and Review

Hi everyone, welcome to the first post in my new series, Recipe and Review. The title is pretty self-explanatory, I’m going to be sharing a recipe and a book review in the same post. My goal is to have them relate to each other in some way. It might be something I cooked while I was reading the book, or a dish that the characters made or something that the book made me think of. For my first post, I’m doing hummus and Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire because they’re both quick. Hummus is quick to make, Every Heart a Doorway is a quick read.

Recipe

Basic Hummus recipe

I love hummus. It is so delicious and can be used as a dip or as a spread on sandwiches. It’s especially good in a falafel wrap. It’s really easy to get but there’s a big difference in taste between homemade and shop-bought. Making your own hummus is kinder to your purse, you get more of it and it’s quick and easy to make. It’s also super tasty and easy to spice up with any flavour you want.

What you need…..

What You Need

  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • a blender (or you could try mashing it up with a potato masher)

Fling everything into the blender and blend the crap out of it. Add more liquid if you think it’s too thick. Transfer it all to a jar or container and pop it into the fridge until chilled. Spread it on crackers, wraps or bread or use as a dip for some veggie sticks.

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Review

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

25526296Title: Every Heart a Doorway
 
Author: Seanan McGuire
 
Genre: Fantasy Young Adult
 
Series: Wayward Children #1
 
Goodreads Rating: 3.87/5
 
 
Synopsis: Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No QuestsChildren have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.

 
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What I thought about the book: I enjoyed this way more than I expected to. I’m not a really a YA fan so I love getting surprised like this.
First time I ever read a book with an asexual character as well which was interesting.
I was afraid it was going to be really similar to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children but the only similarity is that there’s a home for unusual children run by a woman.
Each subsequent book seems to follow a different character that was introduced in this one (although I don’t know that for sure yet cause there are only 2 books out so far. Book 3 is out this month).
 
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My Rating: 4 paws

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