Good Home Cooking

Good Home Cooking

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by Diana Peacock
     
 

Tired of eating bland, ready-made meals and packaged and processed food? Let Good Home Cooking be the answer to your prayers. You'll learn how to make tasty, healthy food, and discover that what you make is not only better-tasting than anything you can buy, it's cheaper, too!

Good food shouldn't be a luxury; it's a right, and this book will show you how to make

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Tired of eating bland, ready-made meals and packaged and processed food? Let Good Home Cooking be the answer to your prayers. You'll learn how to make tasty, healthy food, and discover that what you make is not only better-tasting than anything you can buy, it's cheaper, too!

Good food shouldn't be a luxury; it's a right, and this book will show you how to make simple, inexpensive recipes that ensure you eat well every day of the week. From light snacks to hearty main courses and home baking, you will find out how a cleverly stocked store-cupboard and some simple recipes mean tasty family meals, whatever your budget.

Here you can create everything from light bites and tasty treats to hearty main courses, while learning just how easy it is to prepare food from fresh ingredients with fantastic results every time. In addition, you can also discover how to make your own pickles, baked beans, bread, butter, yoghurt, cream and cottage' cheese… even sausages and bacon-and all without having to buy any expensive equipment.

With almost 300 tried-and-tested recipes, Good Home Cooking is a must for anyone who wants to eat good, fresh, local, homemade food, whatever their income. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to provide their family with the best food possible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905862306
Publisher:
How To Books
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Diana Peacock has over thirty years experience of feeding a family of five on a tight budget. She and her husband Paul edit the Home Farmer Magazine and practice self-sufficiency in Manchester - which goes to show that you don t need land to live the good life! She has also cooked with children in schools, and is the author of two books on home baking.

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The_Publishing_Guru More than 1 year ago
In her latest "Good Home" installment, Good Home Cooking, Diana Peacock provides numerous healthy-eating tips along with her detail-oriented recipes. Author of Good Home Baking and Good Home Preserving, the author supplies a guide for healthier eating habits, choosing fresh foods, and advocates against eating out or ordering in on a regular basis. Cooking at home is not only economical, but also can be an enjoyable process for the whole family. Peacock admits that good home cooking, especially for those who have made a culture out of eating out, might seem initially daunting; however, she adamantly points out that "there will come a time when you'll be glad you are able to make your own food and not have to rely on meals prepared by people you don't know." Moreover, Good Home Cooking encourages readers to take a risk and just dive right into one of the recipes. Peacock acknowledges that she and her family have made mistakes during the cooking process, but it did not derail their passion for cooking. Instead, it led to new and unique recipes that perhaps would never have been discovered. Good Home Cooking has detailed, step-by-step recipes ranging from vegetable stock and dairy products to take-away and restaurant-style meals. It is, undoubtedly, a difficult task to make the time each day to devote to preparing a meal; yet, the result can be more satisfying and lead to a lifestyle of confidence in the kitchen. There are countless cookbooks on the market, but Good Home Cooking stands alone, as it outlines everything you need to know in a clear manner so that food enthusiasts, be it beginner or advanced, can benefit from the start. Here's a sneak peek at one of the delicious recipes; this one is for a yummy and healthy muffin: Ingredients: 280G self-raising flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 150g soft brown sugar, 50g raisins, 1 beaten egg, 90ml sunflower oil, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 90 ml milk, and 300g grated courgette. Step 1: Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius/gas mark 5. Put some muffin-sized paper cases into a muffin tin. Step 2: Sift the flour and cocoa powder together into a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar and raisins. Step 3: In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, oil and vanilla together. Step 4: Fold the egg mixture into the flour and stir in the milk and courgettes. Step 5: Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until springy to the touch. These go well topped with cream cheese frosting. Good Home Cooking is a great gift to give to college students who are away from home, or even new brides who are learning to cook. Good Home Cooking is the perfect kitchen companion; it will teach you to love food and love preparing it.