Good Food Cook Book – Nadia Lim

Posted: December 29, 2013 in cookbook, Review
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Good Food Cook BookWhat do you get when a winner of Masterchef NZ who also happens to be a dietician writes a cook book? Lots of good healthy recipes – as you might expect. Plenty of salads, thankfully not too much tofu, and healthier takes on favourites like fish ‘n chips and chicken schnitzel.

There’s also some nice low calorie frozen desserts of the “freeze the fruit and throw it in the food processor” variety (I don’t know who first came up with that idea, but it works for me). On the other hand, using ground almonds instead of flour in cakes is not something that appeals. If you aren’t actually gluten intolerant, then a bit of flour won’t hurt you, has a lot less fat, and less calories. And ground almonds are hideously expensive.

Which brings me to the next thing – what is it with panko breadcrumbs? What is wrong with throwing stale bread into the food processor and using that? No-one should ever buy breadcrumbs. Or spice mixes like dukkah – given she has a collection of recipes for similar “flavour boosters” like harissa paste at the back, Nadia’s take on dukkah would have fitted in quite well.

But those are small complaints, and overall this is a quite satisfactory collection of easy healthy and enjoyable light recipes that is especially welcome with warm summer days on the way.

Random House New Zealand

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jacqui

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