New year; new recipes and ideas

Here are some of the latest new cook books for 2023. They will give you some ideas on what to cook when your cupboards are bare, ideas for fast delicious meals and some inspiration to try something new. Maybe try a summer BBQ or a one pot meal; the options are endless.

Cook what you have : make a meal out of almost anything / Kimball, Christopher
“The Milk Street team solves the problem of making dinner, starting with what you have on hand in the kitchen. Focusing on two dozen key kitchen ingredients such as couscous, tomato paste, canned beans, lentils, breadcrumbs or yogurt, the 225 featured recipes will demonstrate the endless possibilities that can be fashioned from just the ingredients you already have at home”– Provided by publisher.” (Catalogue)

Easy speedy vegan : 100 quick plant-based recipes / Beskow, Katy
“Simple, straightforward and delicious – Easy Speedy Vegan is the ultimate guide for plant-based mealtimes, bringing you 100 new recipes from bestselling author Katy Beskow. Easy to prepare, quick to cook and using readily available ingredients, this book is not only the go-to cookbook for new and established vegans, but also for home cooks looking for effortless ways to bring plant-based meals into their kitchen. “–Publisher’s description.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Tonight’s dinner 2 / Liaw, Adam
“Australia’s favourite cook Adam Liaw is back with Tonight’s Dinner 2, the sequel to his bestselling recipe collection of mighty meals for every day featuring 80 all-new recipes inspired by Adam’s hit SBS series, The Cook Up. Tonight’s Dinner 2 provides simple, satisfying meal ideas and captures what Australians want to eat now, served with a side of Adam’s signature wit and expert advice. What are you having for Tonight’s Dinner?” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Cast iron skillet one-pan meals : 75 family-friendly recipes for everyday dinners / Freeman, Jackie
“75 meals you can make in a single cast iron skillet. These are complete meals, organized by protein”– Provided by publisher.” (Catalogue)



The Hairy Dieters simple healthy food / King, Si
“The nation’s favourite food heroes, aka the Hairy Dieters, are back to show you that losing weight and staying healthy doesn’t mean losing out on taste and enjoyment. With more than 80 great new recipes, Si and Dave prove that healthy food can be delicious food – and also easy, accessible and affordable.  All made with easy-to-find ingredients and packed with the Hairy Bikers’ trademark knockout flavours, so you won’t feel like you’re missing out when you cook from this book – these are healthy meals that the whole family will love”–Publisher’s description. (Adapted from Catalogue)

Beans, peas and everything in between / Jones, Vicky
“A staple in plant-based dishes and beyond, pulses are not only satisfying to eat but they are also cheap, sustainable and readily available. Taking her inspiration from all around the globe, Vicky Jones showcases all the best uses of beans, peas and lentils in these deliciously healthy recipes. This is the go-to cookbook for anyone who is ready to embrace these protein-rich and diverse ingredients.” (Adapted from Catalogue)


Fire grill smoke
“The smell of the barbecue is the smell of summer, of friends and family gathered around the grill. No matter your preferred way to barbecue – be that charcoal, gas or wood – there are a wealth of recipes containd within to get you cooking outdoors all season long.” (Catalogue)



The weekend cook : good food for real life / Hartnett, Angela
” Great flavours and simple recipes abound in these pages, each one a joy to cook and eat, from satisfying one-pot dishes and comforting risottos to perfect party food and bakes to feed a hungry crowd. Collected in these pages are over 100 recipes from one of Britain’s most-loved chefs, as well as time saving tips and cheats that will take the stress out of hosting and allow you to enjoy your dinner parties without breaking a sweat. The only essential ingredients are friends and family… and lots of them.”–Provided by publisher.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

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