With lockdown extended we have even more time to try new recipes! We have nine recipes below from three great cookbooks. From the Ultimate Fruit Terrine to a Wild Mushroom and Leek Risotto, there is sure to be something that tantalizes your tastebuds…
The Guilt-Free Gourmet by Jordan and Jessica Bourke
This cookbook is for all those people who are tired of being told to eat more fruit and vegetables and reduce their intake of refined and processed foods, but who are rarely given any recipes or advice on how to put those guidelines into practice in a way that doesn’t compromise on the flavour and enjoyment of our food. It is also for the growing number of people who suffer from intolerances to certain food groups, particularly wheat and dairy.
The Guilt-free Gourmet is not about diet, weight loss or denial; it is simply showing you the various ways you can use alternative ingredients to achieve the same decadent results as the original, but as the strapline indicates, the recipes are without wheat, dairy or cane sugar. Recipes range from simple sharing plates to more exotic dishes such as Thai curry and fiery Korean noodles to Japanese tempura and Moroccan tagines.
Summer Food by Tjaart Walraven
Chef Tjaart Walraven may trace his ancestral roots to the North Sea, but his heart is firmly set in Africa – it’s sun, beautiful scenery, warm hospitality and long summers. And it’s precisely those seductive, lazy summers that has prompted him to write a cookbook that celebrates our summer lifestyle. The chapters include breakfasts, soups and starters, mains, salads, bakes, desserts and basics, with the emphasis on easy entertaining, interesting and tasty twists, as well as ideas for cooking outdoors.
Accompanied by Tjaart’s charming background stories, gorgeous colour photography and packed with tips throughout, his recipes prove that enjoying summer on a plate has never been simpler. Anyone will be able to expand their cooking repertoire and impress both family and friends alike.
My Vegetarian Braai by Adele Maartens
My Vegetarian Braai is not about trying to convert carnivores but rather to broaden the horizons of every braaier, the ones who enjoy preparing meals for their families and friends and as well as those who will look at the photographs and say ‘I can make that’. With the growing trend of eating plant-based foods, the chances are that at some stage you will need to cater for a vegetarian or vegan.
This book will give you new ideas and delicious recipes to satisfy the taste buds of every guest that sits at your table. Even meat-eaters will be seduced by these tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes, which make brilliant side dishes to accompany any meal.