Oh, how Jo Pratt's life has changed over the last few years!
Gone are the days of spending a day or two preparing for elaborate dinner parties, using ingredients she hunted down in back-street markets and fancy deli shops.
That was all pre-children - now things are very different.
She's a busy mum who has to juggle work, children and all the associated chaos.
She lives in a madhouse! Bestselling author Jo has devised a cookbook full of delicious and healthy food that addresses one of the most challenging problems experienced by busy parents: finding time to cook meals for their family.
The recipes are simple, easy to shop for and quick to make, with shortcuts and prepare-ahead tips.
But there's much more to the book than this - there are also Lifesaver mini-recipes that give you staples for your freezer and store cupboard, and Leftovers mini-recipes too, to show you how to be clever and get more value out of time spent in the kitchen.
There are three chapters - 'Monday to Friday Survival', 'Busy Weekends' and 'Cling onto your Social Life'. These chapters feature recipes for every meal and eventuality, including weekday kids' teatime recipes that will go down a storm, dinners that will wow your friends, and Sunday lunches to make the most of those precious moments of relaxation with your family.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages, ill
- Publisher: Watkins Media
- Publication Date: 01/02/2013
- Category: Quick & easy cooking
- ISBN: 9781848990630
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Review by MartyAllen
Some of the recipes are a little iffy, but most are real winners. The presentation is fun and plenty of helpful tips are included. One favorite is a "leftovers" tip, included right with each recipe for user ease. A downside is that nutrition seems to fall by the wayside, with some recipes seeming far more unhealthy than they could be. Further, for a book than promotes ease and timeliness, there is no telling without some mental math how long a recipe will take. Overall, not a bad cookbook, but not one that will make you rush to the kitchen.