I love this cookbook and have made several recipes from it, some of which have become firm family favourites.
The Baked Penne with Courgette and home-made Italian Sausage is known in our house as “baked pasta, yeah!” (I use about 300g pasta for 2 adults and 2 children). In the spirit of the book, my son Euan loves to squish the pork mince with the spices and grate the courgettes.
The Creamy Prawn Curry is fast and delicious, and I use cooked king prawns to make it even quicker. I don’t add any water to the sauce, and use a shake of cinnamon instead of the cinnamon stick. I also include a couple of chopped peppers with the onion to up the vegetable portions.Here is Euan with the Creamy Prawn Curry that he made last week. I’m sure Nick Coffer would approve!
I also love the Easy Chicken and Apricot Casserole, using about 125g of dried apricots, and it is great served with long grain and wild rice as an alternative to the couscous.
Both the baked pasta sauce and the chicken casserole freeze really well, so I always make at least double the quantity for an easy midweek meal another day.
This book is a top Christmas gift for anyone looking for different healthy family meals that are straightforward and quick to cook. Highly recommended 🙂