Does this recipe book exist?

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NefBachMorf Thu 06-May-21 10:52:35

I am so bored with food at home and need inspiration!

I'm looking for recommendations for a book (or a website/blog)with the following features:

1)mostly healthy recipes. Hands on prep time neds to be quick but long cooking time not an issue as am WFH
2)doesn't have overlong ingredients lists
3)recipes for two people or easily scalable down or extra portions can be frozen

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EspressoExpresso Thu 06-May-21 10:57:50

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Georgyporky Thu 06-May-21 11:27:07

"The Roasting Tin" by Iyer(?)
Hairy Bikers "One Pot Wonders"

RockingMyFiftiesNot Thu 06-May-21 21:07:27

I have a ton of cookery books but I'm amazed how often I end up using BBC Good Food

Pumpkyumpkyumpkin Thu 06-May-21 21:12:15

I like Jo Pratt's In the Mood for Food. Its divided up into quick things to cook, healthy things, dinner parties etc and nothing is too tricky to make

karmakameleon Thu 06-May-21 21:45:40

I have hundreds of cookery books and struggling to think of one that really fits your bill. Jo Pratt’s In the Mood for Food, is a good shout but I have admit that most of favourites from that book aren’t necessarily healthy.

A couple of others that may be worth a look at Nigel Slater’s Real Fast Food and Diana Henry’s Cook Simple. Both are really old so you might be able to get a second hand copy cheaply.


inappropriateraspberry Thu 06-May-21 21:53:33

The Eat Well For Less books are good. Lots of different recipes with many designed for batch cooking, or can be scaled down. Aimed at families so not tonnes of weird prep, just everyday cooking.
We love the Black Bean Enchiladas.

Blondie1984 Fri 07-May-21 02:11:58

How about the BBC Good Food website

Fivemoreminutes1 Fri 07-May-21 05:41:19

Vegetarian NOSH for Students has loads of simple recipes and a large number serve 2. There are also a few recipes which serve 1, but these could easily be doubled and those that serve 4 are usually freezer friendly.

Callmecordelia Fri 07-May-21 05:50:19

Hairy bikers diet books.

Evvyjb Fri 07-May-21 05:53:57

Two chubby cubs books - all designed to be diet friendly, easy and really really good.

Whatalottachocca Fri 07-May-21 06:10:22

Pinch of Nom. Check out their Instagram feed & invest in one of their books.

milinhas Fri 07-May-21 06:15:56

One of the Roasting Tin books as said by a PP.

Shangrilalala Fri 07-May-21 06:19:29

The original Lean in 15 by Joe Wicks has some brilliantly simply recipes which work. You have to strip out the tweeness but, that aside, it’s very good. Also agree about Pinch of Nom, which is a very practical, no nonsense book with some really interesting recipes.

I’ve been intending to buy the traybake book as I’ve heard such good reviews, so will give that a go, too.

Shangrilalala Fri 07-May-21 06:20:06

Roasting Tin, not Traybake 🙄

AdventureIsWaiting Fri 07-May-21 07:14:07

Deliciously Ella. You can substitute most of the weirder ingredients (cashew nut cheese?) for more standard ones (dairy cheese) and the recipes are very easy, especially her first two books (she couldn't cook so things are measured in "mugs").

Myfanwyprice Fri 07-May-21 07:16:37

I was thinking of two chubby Cubs, but can see it’s already been mentioned smile - their recipes are online and they have two books too, really delicious, easy to cook recipes.

Quincie Fri 07-May-21 07:31:44
I have tons of cookery books and almost never use them but I did like some of these recipes

Tipster100 Fri 07-May-21 21:57:30

I like Miguel Barclays books. Quick, easy and cheap! I like them because they're healthy though and I can make a meal in minutes most of the time.

flatcoatfan Thu 13-May-21 22:03:22

Deliciously Ella Quick and Easy. It's only 99p on Kindle at the moment, and looks lovely. I'm not vegan so will happily swap and use dairy as pp above.

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