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Supergood by Chelsea Winter

Chelsea Winter is a successful New Zealand cookbook author, with all of her cookbooks going straight to the top of the bestseller lists, with people enjoying her ‘no-nonsense’ food that uses ingredients easily sourced from the local supermarket.

Her latest book, Supergood, is just that, super good food that in this book is plant-based, that’s perfect for the entire family.

There are so many delicious recipes in this book, but if I had to choose a few I’d pick:

Scrambled Tofu to start the day. Tofu is a great vehicle for flavour, and in this dish Chelsea has onion, turmeric and cashew butter to create a delicious meal.

Margherita Pizza – Chelsea uses cashew cheese instead of mozzarella, and she emphasises the importance of quality ingredients, as this is a pizza that doesn’t have a million different flavours.

Pesto and Spinach Pasta – this is a quick lunch or dinner that sings with flavour – the dish to do when you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.

For something sweet you can’t go past Chelsea’s Carrot Cake. You wouldn’t know that the cake is egg and diary free, and it’s lightly spiced so great for all the family.

or something more decadent you can make the Chocolate Mousse, topped off with finely chopped chocolate or berries!

Supergood is a beautifully presented cookbook. The recipes are easy to follow and the photography is superb. I really enjoyed that it feels personal. There are photographs of Chelsea and her young family scatted throughout the book, which really emphasises this is a great cookbook for families. Chelsea says in her introduction that she wanted to prove cooking plant-based food is just as tasty and satisfying as the recipes from her previous books. I think she’s definitely achieved this!

Reviewer: Karen McMillan

Penguin Random House

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