Whether you are cooking a family dinner or putting on a feast for friends, these simple recipes will show you how to create succulent dishes without spending hours in the kitchen. With a mixture of healthy alternatives to traditional British favourites - such as steak and chips with watercress sauce and chilli Quorn cottage pie, as well as recipes from around the world, including Mediterranean nicoise salad, you're sure to find something to satisfy everyone. Enjoy the fresh taste of seasonal vegetables with dishes such as spring vegetable pasta and vegetable curry or, for comforting dishes to warm up in winter, you'll be spoilt for choice with a whole chapter devoted to superb stews, with recipes such as beef and tomato casserole and chunky mixed vegetable stew. Savour the summer with some wonderful al fresco dessert recipes, such as tropical summer pudding, a low fat dessert which is guaranteed to delight your tastebuds and, as an added bonus, the season's ripening fruits count towards your five daily portions of fruit and veg. The book's healthy facts chapter is packed full of invaluable information on eating healthily through a balanced diet.This includes a handy vitamin and mineral reference table to help you check the benefits of different nutrients, which will help you stay healthy.
And, each recipe includes information on its calorific value and fat content so you know exactly what you're eating. "Dairy Cookbooks" are renowned for their reliability and this book is no exception. All the tried and tested recipes feature readily available ingredients and easy to follow instructions. You cannot go wrong with the "For Cooks" section, complete with conversion tables, cooking times for meats, fish and poultry and expert tips so, whether you are a keen cook or a culinary novice, you can be sure of perfect results every time.