Bestselling children's cookery writer and mum of three, Annabel knows how tricky it can be to find food the whole family can enjoy together. Too often, busy mums have to make one meal for the kids and then another for adults. In her beautiful new cookbook, Annabel offers no-fuss, tasty recipes for all mealtimes that will get everyone around the table at the same time - whether they be 2 years old or twenty.
Weeknights can be busy, so Annabel includes both her favourite 'fast' recipes, which take no more than 30 minutes to prep and cook, as well as lots of her easy-to-make 'everyday' ideas and 'light meals, snacks and lunchboxes' – all simple recipes using few, easy-to-find ingredients but packed with flavour.
For families, weekends might be more relaxed but they are still action-packed. Annabel offers her foolproof 'prep ahead' recipes, which can be stored in your freezer or fridge as well as her 'weekend' dishes, which are ideal for leisurely brunches, big family Sunday lunches or a relaxed supper with friends.
Try Annabel's delicious granola and simple pancakes or her mouth-watering Veggie Fusilli, which will tempt even the fussiest little eaters. Annabel's Steak with Tarragon and Mushroom Sauce, Moroccan Lamb Tagine and Squash and Pea and Sage Risotto are dinner-party winners, while her Chocolate and Coffee Cake is perfect for afternoon tea. Annabel has included many of her best-loved favourites here too, such as Chicken Karmel, Nasi Goreng and Best-ever Banana Cake.
Annabel Karmel is a busy working mother with three children and an expert in getting your children no matter how fussy to eat a healthy diet without them even noticing. She has written fifteen previous titles including the bestselling SuperFoods for Babies and Toddlers and New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. She appears regularly on TV and radio as an expert on children's nutritional issues on programmes such as BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV News, Saturday Kitchen, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 and writes frequently for consumer and parenting titles and web-site including Mother and Baby, Mothercare.com and Bounty.com. In 2007, Annabel was chosen as one of Britain's six iconic chefs by ITV's This Morning. She was also the Foodie Godmother travelling around the country solving the problems of fussy eaters in a very successful 10 part series for Ch 4's The Richard and Judy Show.
Her website www.annabelkarmel.com has become one of the fastest growing resourses for mothers, with thousands of members chatting on the live bulletin boards every day. Annabel has launched a 'Make Your Own' range of equipment and foods with Boots to help mothers prepare fresh baby food, as well as her own 'Eat Fussy' healthy chilled ready meals.
Annabel's Family Cookbook
Random House Australia
Author: Annabel Karmel