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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Hungry? - Book Review

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Banana & chocolate cookies, perfect with a glass of milk

I was recently sent a rather interesting cookbook called Hungry? written by the people from Innocent. Innocent are well known for their smoothies and juice drinks, but did you know that they also make veg pots and fruit tubes?

So why did I find the book so interesting? Well, not only are the recipes easy and fuss free, they are also healthy AND tasty! Hungry? has been written with little tummies in mind - the recipes are kid-friendly - your kids will want to get involved and even make some of the recipes themselves. There's lots of really quirky pages with notes and drawings to make you smile.

There are chapters on breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, sides, puddings, things to make and bake, plus a chapter on drinks which includes milkshakes and a recipe for 'boozy milk'!

You'll find the usual classic family favourites and some of the recipes include variations. Well laid out and written in a way that even a novice cook can understand, Hungry? is one of those books that will get your creative juices flowing and may tempt you to invent your own version of a recipe.

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Cookies ready for baking

I made some tiny banana and chocolate cookies (page 300) and was impressed. The cookies are 'egg-free, wheat-free, banana-full and chocolate packed', along with a handful of cranberries to give them some sweetness.

Other recipes that caught my eye include sweet potato beanie bake- page 132, veggie burgers- page 116 , quick St. Clement's trifle- page 266 and frog-in-a-ditch- page 165.

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Just out of the oven

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Inside view of Hungry?

Here are 3 short, fun videos (from Innocent) showing how easy it is to cook with your kids in the kitchen, the recipes are from the book.

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My rating for this book is 8 out of 10.

The book can be bought from Amazon and all good book shops.

£20.00 / Hardback, 352 pages
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Division: HarperPress
May 2011
ISBN: 978-0-00-741680-6

With thanks to Josephina at The Big Shot.

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Sylvie said...

Yumm, those look great and what a lovely cookbook.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

They do sound amazing Nic and choc full of good for you ingredients.

Maria♥ said...

Love the look and sound of these yummy banana and chocolate cookies!

This cookbook sounds great.


MeLikeyUK said...

Very good review Nic!
Those cookies look very appealing - surely there are enough for adults too? *starts to drool over keyboard*

Anonymous said...

Hey, Nic! :)

What a lovely & great review of the book! I loved the videos! Is that you with your kids?

The cookies look so delightful too!

Nic said...

Thanks all!

Sophie - No, that's not me or my kids, ha ha! They are cute though...