The Secret Ingredient: Family Cookbook
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Bestselling author, home cook, heart-attack survivor and busy mum of three Sally Bee turns her attention to family cooking. Sally Bee's fourth book. At the time of writing this book, Sally is hurtling towards an anniversary that she has mixed feelings about. At the age of 36 Sally had three heart attacks in a week. This summer it will be nine years since Sally died. And nine years since she came back to life. Sally is a living miracle and it is her diet that keeps her fighting and strong. She knows better than anyone how to incorporate healthy eating into your daily life. In her bestselling debut The Secret Ingredient she shared clean and healthy versions of the classic dishes we all love. Now she shows you how to create affordable and simple healthy recipes all the family will adore. Sally believes the best way to keep your family healthy is to serve everyone the same food - food that tastes good, looks good and does you good. Whether it's a super quick midweek Bolognese packed full of goodness or tasty Thai prawn skewers, an easy guilt-free chicken pie, delicious oatmeal cookies or a healthy take on your favourite takeaway classics. Sally knows better than anyone, when you're feeding the family day in, day out, you want simplicity, speed and lots of great taste and health benefits. In this beautiful new family cookbook, she offers over 100 new recipes that deliver a healthy lifestyle and a happy home life. Alongside the recipes, there are tips on how to get your children involved, and lots of straightforward advice of how to change your eating habits. Sally's plans are realistic and easy-to-follow, offering everything you need for a balanced approach to your family's health.
450g (1lb) new potatoes, cut into 2cm (¾in) pieces ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika 2 tbsp dried rosemary freshly ground black pepper 2 x 400g (14oz) tins tomatoes 350ml (12fl oz) vegetable stock a few green or black olives 1 handful of chopped fresh parsley, to garnish 1 Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas mark 5. 2 Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry for 5 minutes until transparent. 3 Now add the diced
pizza base of your choice 3 tbsp tomato passata 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced 50g (2oz) low-fat mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes sprinkle dried oregano handful of rocket salad ½ avocado, peeled and sliced a squeeze of lemon juice a few fresh basil leaves 1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4. 2 Heat the olive oil in a small non-stick pan and fry the onion, with the lid on the pan, over a very low heat for almost 1 hour. Lift the lid and give them a stir every now and then –
1 tsp nutmeg For the wet ingredients 170g (6oz) runny honey 150g (5oz) light olive oil 1 tbsp dark treacle 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract For the extra ingredients 100g (3½oz) raisins 100g (3½oz) dried cranberries 100g (3½oz) chopped walnuts 1 In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. In a medium bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together. Now combine the wet and the dry ingredients, mixing together with a wooden spoon. Finally, add the extra ingredients and mix
they don’t like something before they’ve even tried it. Kids have busy lives. Mine seem to be busier than me these days, and struggling with colds and bugs makes life pretty miserable. By eating a healthy and balanced diet and practising good handwashing, it’s possible to keep everyday bugs to a minimum. Healthy food contains antioxidants that help fight bad cells. This is very important for us in later life, as these antioxidants can potentially fight off cancer cells, but in early years they
should try to resume sexual relations – no more stressful than watching a TV comedy, apparently! But this was advice for heart patients in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Smoothing down the bedspread? How would I manage just this when I had three children at home wanting to have ride on the super-king-sized flying-carpet-quilt whenever I made the bed? It was a valuable lesson for me, medicine often sees patient as a cut out, with everyone put on the same plan as the person before them. I realised that