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Healthy and Inspiring
on 2 January 2013
Having been given a steamer as a present I was also given this book as a guide. As a companion I find it very useful as it has made me think of steaming more than just veg. The book is split into seven different sections
Fish & Seafood
Poultry & Meat
Rice, Couscous & Bulghar Wheat
Dumplings & Buns
There is also an introduction which gives details of different steaming methods. This book looks beyond using a convention steamer and also explores bamboo steamers, oven steaming or using a pan. I have tried out the oven method with one of the recipes, Chicken in a bag with baby leeks, baby carrots and thyme. That works very well (although the carrots were a little harder than I would have expected) and that recipe was a hit. What I like about this book is that the recipes are probably going to encourage me to use the steamer and steaming techniques more than I would have. Its healthier food too - always a bonus.
The things I think that could be improved are the lack of photo's. There is only one photo for every 4/5 recipes and this isn't ideal. Also an idea of the calories would be a good idea as most people have bought a steamer for healthier eating.
However, this has prolonged my latest kitchen gadget and I am enjoying it far more for creating main meals than just accompaniments. The recipes I have tried have worked well and are easy to follow and I keep dipping back in to find more. So its recommended.