Tasty & good: Delicious food full of wholesomeness by Carmen Niehaus is published by Penguin Random House. Beverley Dodd is the publisher.
Carmen Niehaus endorses a healthy lifestyle. It is important to her to present everyday food in a healthy way without sacrificing taste or flavor. Her passion is to train average South Africans to cook healthier. Tasty & good is about a Mediterranean eating style and includes low-carb, gluten-free and vegetarian recipes that contain fresh and unprocessed produce. This cookbook is jam-packed with health information and new, illustrated recipes. It is approved by a dietician. You and your family can enjoy the dishes without feeling guilty. With Tasty & good Niehaus wants to “throw off once and for all the yoke that has worn healthier food for so long as if it were tasteless, not tasty or even expensive”.
David Briers was responsible for the striking photography. It is especially the special props that attract attention. Niehaus writes that when she scrolls through the food photos, it brings back beautiful memories – “a rusty picture I picked up in the middle of the Namib Desert serves as a tray; A Xhosa basket that I bought from a woman on the side of the road who told me the basket was woven by her mother especially for her; the knives that were my mother-in-law’s wedding present; pudding bowls from my Grandma Carmen’s house, a wooden egg cup from Prague where I experienced the most beautiful snowfall and the cloths and glass chopping boards that form part of my Carmen Niehaus series that I brought out together with Swier… (7).
Tasty & good covers 144 pages and 10 chapters entitled “Nutritional value of food”, “Cream of the cream”, “Eggs by the dozen”, “Grains full of goodness”, “Super plant foods”, “Eat your vegetables”, “Indulge in nuts and seeds”, “Sought-after meat dishes”, “Fresh from the sea” and “Stroopsoet”. I especially found the chapter on nutritional value very informative and instructive. Niehaus informs the reader about the nutritional value of vegetables and fruits, sugar, whole grains and fibers, coconut flour, proteins, fats and dairy.
Here are the chapter titles with three sample recipes for each:
- Cream of the cream (supersmoothies, tomato cottage cheese pie and homemade ice cream)
- Eggs by the dozen (versatile plate biscuits, egg salad with sour sauce and vegetable pie in many guises)
- Grains full of goodness (gluten-free cheese and onion bread, top-shelf pizza and Vietnamese pancakes)
- Superplant foods (bean-vegetable curry with rotis, bobotie bread and easy four-bean salad with red-bush salad dressing)
- Eat your vegetables (vegetable pickles, vegetable lasagna and creamy tomato soup)
- Indulge in nuts and seeds (vegetable seed bread, seed and coconut crackers and seed and nut bars)
- Popular meat dishes (Mediterranean beef jerky, Moroccan pie and nice loose meatballs)
- Fresh from the sea (fish brijani, flashy mussel pasta and Mom’s fish cakes)
- Sweet syrup (yogurt chocolate coconut pancake, lemon meringue pie and the most delicious cheesecake)
More about the author: Carmen Niehaus was the food editor for more than three decades Housemate in YOU. Among other things, she has the extremely popular cookbook series, Winning recipes, written In addition, she has penned more than 20 cookbooks and many more food magazines. She also presents the TV series You have a winning recipe on VIA and likes to keep herself busy with recipe development, food styling, cooking classes, food talks, demonstrations and making food videos.
I not only enjoy Niehaus’s recipes and stories Tasty & good no, the content is also really informative. Please get your copy of Tasty & good: Delicious food full of wholesomeness here On.
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