Surviving the low carb revolution
Low Carb Revolution
Kyle Books RRP $45
I seem to be surrounded by people who are watching what they eat at the moment, whether readying themselves for wedding season or just wanting to be a bit healthier.
British chef and food writer Annie Bell has been a lifesaver. Her latest cookbook, focused on interesting meals that are low in carbohydrates, offers a range of tasty, interesting recipe ideas and tips for those who are looking to shed a few kilos or looking for healthier meal options.
Faced with a glut of tomatoes and with a vegetarian house guest, her roast tomato gazpacho has quickly become a favourite go-to easy supper, cooked, cooled and devoured in about an hour tops.
Egg wraps make a great alternative to tortillas and, once you have mastered these thin omelettes, you will find yourself experimenting with a variety of fillings, making them perfect for lunchboxes.
One of the most interesting supper dishes is her lamb chop and watermelon traybake and while the thought of roast watermelon might seem a little peculiar, it is absolutely delicious and well worth trying.
Juicy burgers are served in crisp lettuce leaves with all the trimmings and, for those who like their burgers a little spicy, her Middle-Eastern lamb burgers tick all the boxes.
Bell includes a selection of great vegetable mashes including a vibrant broccoli mash, a range of vegetable chips and roasts for the perfect accompaniment and some terrific vegetable sides including flat-cap mushrooms baked with garlic, lemon and chilli.
She rounds off this great book with a selection of puds offering a little something for everyone, including her gluten-free very dark and mousse-like chocolate cake made from prunes and orange juice, chocolate and eggs - a real show-stopper and perfect when you're out to impress.
Sunday Star Times