I’ll be honest and admit that I don’t really enjoy spending a long time in the kitchen to cook meals. Sure, I appreciate good food, but can’t help begrudge buying, preparing and cooking with a multitude of ingredients, only to have it be consumed and gone in about 10 minutes flat. With the only lasting reminder being a mountain of pots, pans and countless other gadgets to be washed up…maybe you feel the same?
In fact, just glancing at a recipe featuring a long list of ingredients stretching down the page is anathema to me. So when a friend mentioned this new recipe book called ‘5 Ingredients’, I had a feeling it would be a winner!
Jamie Oliver is renowned for creating tasty, simple recipes to please the whole family and I’ve enjoyed his other recipe books including ’30 Minute Meals’, but this new one has to be the best so far. True to his word, no recipe contains more than 5 ingredients. There are sections on Salads, Pasta, Chicken and Fish.
I’ve only had the book for a couple of weeks and haven’t had the chance to try out many of the recipes yet. The ‘Lemony Courgette Linguine’ was simple yet delicious with the distinctive flavours of mint and lemon (see pic below). Next on my list to try is Ham and Egg Noodles as this recipe looks a little similar to my Chinese takeaway favourite ‘Singapore Noodles’.
Have you got a copy of this book, too? If so, I’d love to hear recommendations of your tried and tested favourite recipes. Or perhaps you have a favourite recipe book of your own that you would like to share? I would love to hear from you 🙂