Focusing specifically on the use of inexpensive ingredients, this guide aims to appeal to households containing vegetarians and meat-eaters. The text contains over 240 recipes and includes information about how to cook with beans, grains, lentils and rice.
Alison Holst has been cooking, and writing cook books for years. This is the first of many she has written with her son, Simon. I remember watching them and her daughter on a kids' cooking series years ago, when Simon looked like an unenthusiastic young teenager. How little he knew then that as an adult he would find the passion for cooking and creating recipes.
This is, in my opinion the best of Alison's cook books. Brilliant recipes, including a great one for ginger beer.
This book is a great gift for the university student - they are bound to do the vegetarian thing, or end up by flatting at some stage with a Veggie.
Even non-veggies will use more than one recipe in here
I have only had this book for 4 days, but in that time I've made 2 recipes from it (one of them - zucchini and yogurt pasta, has been made twice). Not too intimidating in terms of buying lots of unfamiliar new ingredients, and very easy to follow instructions. Photos of almost all dishes which I really appreciated. Highly recommended!