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Super Food Family Classics, Jamie Oliver

Super Food Family Classics

Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics continues with the popular philosophy behind Jamie’s Everyday Super Food, bringing exciting healthy eating to the heart of the home.

Chapters are divided into:
  • Breakfast
  • Quick fixes
  • Healthy classics
  • Salads
  • Curries & Stews
  • Traybakes
  • Pasta &Risotto
  • Soups
  • Kitchen hacks
  • Health & Happiness
Recipes that caught my eye:
  • Breakfast doughnuts (p16)
  • Strawberry buckwheat pancakes (p22)
  • Roasted stone fruit (p30)
  • Japanese miso stew (p46)
  • Sri Lankan prawn curry (p50)
  • Pesto mussels (p66)
  • Italian super-food burgers (p78)
  • Smoky veggie chilli (p88)
  • Healthy chicken Kiev (p90)
  • Cheat’s pizzetta (p94)
  • Tandoori chicken salad (p102)
  • Prawn noodle salad (p106)
  • Warm smoked trout salad (p118)
  • Chicken Jalfrezi (p126)
  • Sag aloo korma (p128)
  • Veggie Gurkha curry (p132)
  • Spring chicken stew (p142)
  • Balinese chicken curry (p144)
  • Beef & Guinness stew (p146)
  • Chicken & chorizo bake (p150)
  • Sicilian fish bake (p158)
  • Garlic & thyme chicken (p160)
  • Pork meatballs (p162)
  • Spaghetti rosso (p176)
  • Sausage pasta (p188)
  • Prawn & fennel risotto (p198)
  • Peruvian sweet potato soup (p208)
  • Korean chicken hotpot (p218)
  • 7-veg tomato sauce (p234)
  • Amazing stewed orchard fruit & jam (p238)
My verdict:

Each recipe includes nutritional information and in the last chapter, Jamie gives advice on how to balance your plate. Breakfast comes in at under 400 calories and the rest of the recipes come in at under 600 calories for lunch and dinner. There is also information on how to trade up your carbohydrates. Knowing the calorific value of a recipe is great if you are monitoring your daily calorie intake. The photographs are brilliant. The result is that they look like you can eat the food off the page. Some of the recipes have extras such as seasonal swaps and how to mix it up.

As this is an international title I am unable to publish any of the recipes on my blog and therefore I have not tested anything for this review.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9-780-71817-844-4
Format Hardback
Published July 2016
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

Dave and I are on leave. We will be back at work on the 9th of January. I will start replying to comments then. I wish you all the best over the festive season.

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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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