By Freya Ensbey.
"I’m a busy working Mum of two boys aged 11
and 13 and the recipes in this book are a collection of our family’s favourites,
along with lots of ideas that my boys and their friends thought should be in
the book.” ~ Katy Holder.
When it’s been a long day for the whole
family, and you’re juggling after school activities, house work, homework and
family down time, no one wants to be spending hours in the kitchen cooking.
Food writer and stylist Katy Holder has
created a solution to this evening juggling act with her latest cookbook,
Dinner Like a Boss, which is designed to encourage families and kids to explore
new flavours and eat well by giving them quick, easy and nutritious meals to
create for dinner.
Ensuring this book was well planned out and
easily accessible, Holder has made every recipe, with the exception of the
light meals and desserts, a complete meal; with each dish containing at least
one serve of protein, carbohydrates and vegetables.
Dinner Like a boss is broken up into four
easy chapters, from noodles, pasta and rice to mains including heartier meat
dishes like slow cooked lamb, fish recipes and vegetarian options like
frittatas and Indian fritters, right through to delicious desserts and
afternoon snacks which can be whipped up and enjoyed upon returning home from
However, as we celebrate all things street
food, our focus has turned to the light meals and snacks, eliminating the need
for any cutlery and inviting you to enjoy some finger licking good food any
time of the day. Why not think outside the box and fix up these recipes to take
to training during the week for the kids to enjoy court side, to the office to
share among work colleagues or as a fun weekend activity to keep the kids entertained
when they have friends stay for a sleepover.
The kids will love getting their hands
dirty with these hands on Chicken
and Noodle Rice Paper Rolls with Hoisin Sauce – Peanut Sauce. Pre-prepare
all of the ingredients onto platters on the table for easy access and have the
family gather around as you each create your own rolls filled with different
ingredients each time. Any leftovers can also be rolled up as a simple and
healthy lunch box snack for the following day.
As quinoa is gluten free and high in
protein, it gives these Crunchy
Quinoa and Vegetable Fritters with Lemon and Herb Mayonnaise a
naturally crunchy and crumbly texture. Perfect as a quick snack or with the
addition of a fresh salad or side of mash, these fritters will be a well
requested household favourite time and time again.
A sweet dessert treat is always a great
fallback of negotiation when trying to get kids to eat healthier, so be sure to
have this Sweet
Ricotta Fritters with Orange-Honey Syrup found on page 130, up your
sleeve. The orange-honey syrup is optional if you are short on time, as you can
always drizzle with a little maple syrup or just plain honey.
No matter what your taste buds, or how
fussy your kids are, there will be something in this book to suit any taste and
have your family putting the fun and playfulness back into meal time. Dinner Like
a Boss by Katy Holder is available