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Quick & Easy Healthy Eating
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Registered by pingucb of Lower Kingswood, Surrey United Kingdom on Friday, June 17, 2011
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Journal Entry 1 by pingucb from Lower Kingswood, Surrey United Kingdom on Friday, June 17, 2011

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From the blurb:
Before you call for that takeaway, pick up this book! It's packed with ideas for simple, easy-to-prepare healthy dishes that will be on the table in a flash. There are recipes for light lunches and substantial dinners, as well as vegetable dishes, speedy salads and soups.
Dip into this book whenever you need healthy inspiration in a hurry.
 


Journal Entry 2 by pingucb at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/23/2011 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Releasing at the 2011 BCUK Unconvention in Nottingham. 


Journal Entry 3 by LittleSuz at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Had a flick through at the Uncon. It's a nice-looking book, but there only looks to be 2 or 3 recipes that I would realistically make of an evening. That was enough temptation to bring it home though. After all the food I've eaten this weekend, I need some healthy meals :-) 


Journal Entry 4 by LittleSuz at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, November 14, 2011

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Update: I tried the chicken tortilla wrap recipe which was quite nice, though I confess we ate all 4 portions between the two of us. The portion sizes are so small in this book!

It's now back on the shelf for a while until I try using it again. 


Journal Entry 5 by LittleSuz at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 05, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (4/5/2012 UTC) at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Moving house soon - so released this at the meetup.

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Journal Entry 6 by teapot at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, April 06, 2012

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Picked up at the monthly meeting on Thursday.  


Journal Entry 7 by teapot at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, November 22, 2013

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Finally got around to trying some of the recipes in this book. I agree with Littlesuz that there are quite a few recipes in there that look very pretty, but you wouldn't really throw together on a weeknight without a lot of forward planning.

I made the marinated sirloin steak on p.106 and it was very nice. I didn't bother with the skewers but just fried the cubes of meat in a pan. The marinade was very good. I only made half the meat (as I only had two people to feed and the recipe serves four) but left the amount of vegetables the same, served over rice and it was quite filling.

I have plans to make another recipe soon, will update with results!


26/11/13 Edit:

Made the Crab and Asparagus salad (page 44) on 22/11, not with fancy fresh Cornish crab but one tiny pot of fresh and the rest made up with a tin! It was really good, though I don't think it would be enough to feed four people as a main course.

Also made the Spicy Prawn Couscous on the 23/11, (page 52) and was very pleased with the sheer number of fresh vegetables in it. I think your entire 5-a-day are in that one dish. The recipe serves 8 so I made exactly half and it was just right for two hungry people. I don't normally like raisins in my savoury dishes but they went quite well with this.

Made the Chicken with Peppers, Guacamole and Chilli oil on 24/11 (page 60) and it was very, very nice, even though I didn't have chilli oil, I just mixed some Harissa paste with some olive oil and drizzled that over. I accidentally put twice the amount of chilli in the guacamole and my boyfriend found it a bit fiery, but it was just right for me! I would definitely make this again.

Since it was exactly the same ingredients I also made the Chicken Tortillas with Avocado yesterday (page 94) and after reading LittleSuz's comments decided to make the full amount to serve two people, and it was just perfect for us! I didn't bother with the skewers, just grilled the chicken pieces on a tray. I also only had green chilli instead of red, but it was all very tasty and satisfying after a workout session at the gym!

This book is actually much better than I had expected, a lot of books on 'healthy food' aren't actually that healthy at all, they just make everything with reduced fat or sugar free products, but I like that this one incorporates lots of different fruit and vegetables in all the recipes. So I will make some more in the next few days and report back. 




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