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Delicious meals - happy family!
on 29 September 2016
I love this book. To be clear there is no way I can make the meals in 15 minutes - once you factor in prep (getting everything out, on, ready), plus not being a professional chef (albeit fairly handy in a kitchen), it's more like 25 minutes, although I find I can trim this down the more I cook a particular recipe. I also prefer to get all the veggies etc prepped before I start rather than doing it on the fly like Jamie does as I find myself getting stressed otherwise. What I love is that you make a really delicious meal with incredible flavour combinations without having to worry about what will go well with what. I've probably made about 15 or so of the recipes and there are only a couple I didn't think were really yum. Even my 9 and 7 year old children love this food - things that they would normally not countenance have been gobbled up with glee. Apart from the time thing - which is just a marketing gimmick really - the only other downside I have found is the amount of clearing up - millions of pans, food processors, bowls, knives, graters etc etc to wash up after. However - a small price to pay for delicious food. If you want true 15 minute meals- you could try the Joe Wicks 'Lean in 15' book, but for me the meals were just a bit on the bland side. I also recommend the 30 minute meals book - feasible even for midweek if you leave out the desserts.