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Good Food Made Simple by Leah Itsines

The title really sums up this book. This really is good food made simple, with great recipes and photography that will make you feel hungry.

To begin with, Leah goes through some food fundamentals – all elements I agree with. Balance is vital; you need to be realistic about creating a good relationship with food over the long term; variety is important, as is simplicity – and food should be celebrated and shared.

Leah goes into more information about using your freezer correctly, meal prepping, organising your pantry, spices and simple marinades you can use before getting into the recipes. And wow, you will be spoilt for choice, with some of my favourites being:

  • Carrot, cauliflower and corn fritters – are great for the whole family, and you can freeze them.

  • Chicken and whipped feta salad –a wonderful light meal for a sunny day.

  • Crispy fish tacos with sweet chilli avocado salsa – what can I say, but YUM!

  • Spicy deconstructed lasagne – all the taste without all the layering and baking.

  • Stuffed portobello mushrooms – a fabulous vegan meal even meat lovers will enjoy.

I think this cookbook is a keeper. It looks fabulous, the recipes are easy, and the food is tasty.

Reviewer: Iain McKenzie

Murdoch Books

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