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can u recommend a good family cookbook?

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littleblackdress26 Sun 18-Feb-18 15:36:08

we are stuck in a rut and I need new ideas . I have a 6 and 2 year old so I would prefer simple ingredients if possible.

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whatareyoueatingNOW Sun 18-Feb-18 16:14:52

What kind of food do you like?

My staplers when I had a young family were Nigella how to eat and hfw veg! Everyday. The hairy bikers are mums know best is brilliant too.

Ricekrispie22 Sun 18-Feb-18 17:44:24

Jamie Oliver '5 ingredients' or 'Everyday Superfood'
Tana Ramsey's 'Family Kitchen'
I use Annabel Karmel's website a lot and BBC Good Food

Chrisinthemorning Sun 18-Feb-18 17:49:35

We like “My Daddy Cooks”.
DS is very fussy but DH and I like the recipes hmm

littleblackdress26 Sun 18-Feb-18 22:32:33

we eat things like pasta bakes, macaroni chicken with rice,fish parcels cous cous, spag bol , chilli but it's all become a bit meh

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littleblackdress26 Sun 18-Feb-18 22:35:34

i would like them to eat more veg and pulses ideally I really want to try and change our diet but make it interesting . The 2 year old barely eats anything and I have run out of ideas , I will look at these suggestion thank you.

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mommybunny Mon 19-Feb-18 13:49:27

Jamie Oliver's Superfood Family Classics (not the same as Everyday Superfood, which I don't have so can't comment on) is absolutely brilliant. In a week I've made 7 recipes and they've all been fantastic. The Chicken Jalfrezi was a particular highlight.

If you're trying to change your family's diet to make it healthier, but not frighten the horses too much, this is the way to go. I will admit that some of the recipes are a little fiddly, but totally worth the time and effort. I think I got the book at Sainsburys for £7, which is a real bargain.

Rhubarbginmum Mon 19-Feb-18 14:00:07

With kids the age of yours I would maybe try this one which is easy to follow and family friendly. It has some good ideas for main meals, snacks and packed lunches and provides some good nutritional info etc. I haven’t used it for a little awhile as mine are now at secondary school but I used it until a couple of years ago. If I remember it had some nice easy, tasty and family friendly meals in. It also had a really nice chicken soup recipe in that everyone liked, and I always made this in the winter and when anyone was feeling under the weather.

mommybunny Mon 19-Feb-18 14:10:40

Another cookbook in the "family" genre that I love is Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros. All the recipes are very kid-friendly, but at the same time it's not bland nursery pap at all.

whatareyoueatingNOW Mon 19-Feb-18 17:15:26

Apples for jam is beautiful! A really comforting family focused book

Hippee Mon 19-Feb-18 23:00:51

I have high hopes of this one. The student cookbook in this series is great.

littleblackdress26 Wed 21-Feb-18 13:55:25

ah thank u all I will look through those .. I actually have that netmums one somewhere.. blush duh!

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Sammysquiz Fri 23-Feb-18 18:16:08

I’m a cook-book addict and have far too many, but this one’s my favourite for general family meals. Loads of easy great recipes, only bought it on a whim to get my Book People order high enough to get free delivery, but it’s now a favourite!

gerbo Fri 23-Feb-18 20:10:13

Fay Ripley's first one is really good - "fay's family food". I also second the netmums one- we had the beef stew from in there tonight!

littleblackdress26 Sat 24-Feb-18 14:04:08

ooh thank u they look great .

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