Casual Cooking cook book

I’m always looking for different ideas to introduce Monkey to new foods and keeping our family healthy.  We recently received the Casual Cooking cook book – Go On, It’s Healthy and I decided to look at an alternative snack and pudding idea.

Casual Cooking cook book

The Casual Cooking cook book, Go On, It’s Healthy contains a host of recipes for every meal of the day, as well as snacks, and I hope to introduce all of us to some new ingredients in the moths to come.  I’m pretty sure none of us have ever tried quinoa before.

But I thought I’d start with an ingredient I know we all like – apples.  But apples with a twist. Monkey always comes home from school absolutely starving and I’m in need of some new snack ideas – Apple and Cinnamon Crisps seemed like a great choice.

The recipe is really easy to follow and you only need lightly salted water, apples (Braeburn or Gala) and a pinch of cinnamon.  Slice the apples finely and remove the pips, dip into the salted water (to avoid discolouration), pat dry and put on a wire cooling rack.  Bake in the oven at 110 deg C for between 1.5-2 hours, then sprinkle with cinnamon and voila!

A simple and easy snack to make and the Apple and Cinnamon Crisps went down well with everyone.  Very tasty.

Next up I decided to try the Raspberry and Watermelon Sorbet.  I love sorbet but it’s not something I’ve ever tried to make at home, and Monkey has never eaten it either.  We all love raspberries, but watermelon isn’t something I would normally have at home.  I never know how to make it more ‘interesting’.  Time to change that.

Again the recipe was really easy to follow, it does take 8 hours before you have the sorbet ready to serve, but it’s worth the effort and again, it got a big thumbs up here.

Priced at £9.99 I think Casual Cooking – Go On, It’s Healthy is a great addition to my bookshelf.

disclaimer:  I received this product from the publisher for free. However, they have not paid me for this review, and they do not exercise any editorial control over my review or anything else on this site.

 

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