Friday, April 23

SuperFood Ideas One-pot Cooking Book Review and Tuna Broccoli Bread Bake

Who's a fan of one-pot cooking?  Okay, you can all put your hands down.  Not only is it simple but it's less washing up right!?

Super Food Ideas is on my monthly must-have magazine lists - I buy it without fail.  A couple of times I have bought it twice by accident (hey good for their circulation right?)  So when they have released a cookbook with over 250 one-pot dinners this sounds like heaven to a busy Mum!

It's got pictures - hooray - because I find a recipe so much more enticing when I've got a picture to see what I'm getting to - piquing my interest.  They are clear and aren't too elaborate - just honest looking.  The recipes look achievable and not something I'd need to buy 10 new ingredients to make.

It's divided into easy to find sections - soups, beef, chicken, lamb, pork, seafood, vegetarian, sweets.

There's a great section for the beginner - all about what cuts of meat are better for what kind of cooking methods, a guide to what size saucepan, roasting pan or casserole dish works best - if you're setting up a kitchen  or upgrading your pots and pans this has some great tips on what pieces have the most versatility.

Who would I buy this for?   This is a great cookbook for those with a busy lifestyle, with or without kids - those who love to cook, but don't have a gold Amex.  It suits just about everyone.

Cost:               RRP $29.99
ISBN:              9780732291013  
Publisher:       Harper Collins
Release date:  1st April 2010
Browse inside the book here

I've bookmarked quite a few recipes: (recipe tabs are from Kikki-k)
  • Sausage and pumpkin curry
  • Smoky beef stew
  • Reduced-fat butter chicken
  • Trinidadian lamb curry
  • Lamb biriyani
  • Peach clafoutis
  • Coconut peach pudding
  • Apricot muesli balls 
  • Golden Syrup Dumplings
Aaand today I'm going to share with you a recipe from the book that I've road tested:

Tuna and broccoli bread bake

This seriously took about 15 minutes to prepare, with two four-year-olds in my ear and in my way!  It's one of those recipes that once you make it once, you could make it again because the ingredients are easy to remember!

10 slices white bread, crusts cut off and then cut in half.
425g can tuna in oil, drained
250g broccoli florets
3 spring onions, chopped
8 eggs
1 cup low fat milk
1 tsp mild english mustard
60g grated cheese
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 180 degrees c (160 degrees c fan forced)

Place broccoli florets with 2 tb water in a microwave proof dish and place in microwave on full power for 2 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water, drain.

Lightly grease square baking dish and layer 1/2 of your bread on the bottom

Flake and crumble the drained tuna evenly over the bread, add broccoli florets and then scatter the spring onion.

 The layer the rest of the bread on the top:

 Then in a mixing bowl or jug, mix the eggs, milk, mustard and some salt and pepper, whisk with a fork until well combined.

Pour evenly over the top of the top layer of bread and ensure all bread has been covered and is moist.  Sprinkle cheese on top.

Cover with aluminium foil and bake for 1 hour.  Remove aluminium foil and allow to brown on top for 10 minutes.

This can be made ahead and frozen for up to one month.

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3 lovely comments:

magwitch on April 23, 2010 at 10:48 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Saw it on sale at Target yesterday for $19.99. Not sure whether that's Australia-wide though.

Corrie on April 23, 2010 at 11:36 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

ohhhhhhh my kind of book, the kind of book that should be called the busy mummy cookbook!

will keep an eye out for it tomorrow at the mall!

that bake looks awesome and my twinnies love love love broccoli so that could be a winner here


Kylie on April 25, 2010 at 10:33 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

This looks like my kind of cookbook! Thanks for posting about it, I might pick it up today (I need a new cookbook like a hole in the head, but.....)


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