Recipes for Summer: Quick. Simple. Yum!

If you are ever short of time and ideas, then here is a small sample of new cookbooks to help you out!  Included in this list are lots of ideas on quick and delicious meals, also a couple to get you prepared for the Christmas season.

Dinnertime SOS : 100 sanity-saving meals parents and kids of all ages will actually want to eat / Palanjian, Amy
“Dinnertime SOS, a collection of super-fast, accessible, and delicious family meals that appeal to both kids and parents.  This is your playbook to make the most of your limited time in the kitchen. This is the cookbook that parents with little kids have been waiting for. With recipes that are all super fast – we’re talking twenty minutes max –  this is everything you need to prepare healthy meals on a budget from a trusted source.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The seriously good student cookbook : 80 easy recipes to make sure you don’t go hungry
“From fresher’s week to graduation, this is the only cookbook you’ll ever need.  Need something comforting for dinner like the ultimate carbonara or smoky mac and cheese? Perhaps you want something easy but filling to see you through all those hours at the library, like a best-ever turkey club sandwich or one-pot prawn pasta. Whenever you need something SERIOUSLY GOOD to eat, this book will make sure you never go hungry. With a photo for every recipe and clear instructions, you’ll be able to create food that you actually want to eat.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Festive : simple recipes, crafts and traditions for the perfect Christmas / Stone, Francesca
“Make Christmas magic in this book, you’ll find easy, accessible ways to embrace your festive spirit and create lasting memories with the family with a collection of traditions – old and new – including simple recipes, styling tips and crafts to make your celebrations meaningful and beautiful without the big spend. By using traditional, low-cost ingredients to create simple and tasty festive recipes.  This is a book you’ll reach for year on year.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Fresh : family recipes & stories inspired by Stephanie’s Kitchen Gardens / Alexander, Stephanie
“For the last 20 years, Stephanie Alexander, has been encouraging our children to develop a deep love of good food.  In Fresh, she shares over 120 recipes, most of them vegetable based. These are the recipes that primary-aged children have cooked with flair and shared with enjoyment, upending the notion that kids don’t like veggies and creating a generation of passionate and accomplished home cooks. The recipes inspire cooks of all ages and backgrounds to use vegetables and herbs as the star ingredient. They are quick to prepare, make use of accessible and inexpensive ingredients and, most importantly, taste delicious.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

5 ingredients Mediterranean / Oliver, Jamie
“5 Ingredients Mediterranean is everything people loved about the first book, but with the added va-va-voom of basing it on Jamie’s lifelong travels around the Med. With over 125 utterly delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, it’s about making everyday cooking super-exciting, with minimal fuss – all while transporting you to sunnier climes.” (Catalogue)


Vegan camper van cooking : simple and healthy recipes for cooking anywhere on two hotplates / Gepp, Anina
“If you long for more variety and freshness in your diet at home or on the road but are reluctant to spend hours in the kitchen, this is the perfect book for you. The recipes are ideal for both those eager to prepare a quick yet delicious weekday dinner, as well as those willing to invest a little more time to create interesting new food combinations. During her travels the author visits farmer’s markets, health food stores, and packaging-free shops, drawing inspiration from the people she encounters. These very personal stories add a special zest to the various dishes.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Gluten free Christmas! : 80 easy gluten-free recipes for a stress-free festive season / Excell, Becky
“Fuss-free, simple and delicious recipes to see you through the festive season, that all of the family will love! Gluten Free Christmas will show you just how simple it is to recreate all your seasonal favourites, from Christmas Eve nibbles and the main event, to sweet treats, edible gifts and a festive feast.  She is here to show you that a gluten-free Christmas can be enjoyable and easy, without having to miss out on anything. An essential book when it comes to gluten-free home cooking.” (Adapted from Catalogue)