Author(s): Katy Holder
Dinnertime is very different for families today than it was 10 years ago. Many parents work, kids often have after-school activities, and there's the constant battle to get the kids away from a screen. Amidst all of this, who has time to cook? This cookbook is for real-world parents who want quick, easy yet nutritious meals to serve at dinnertime - they want to make Dinner Like a Boss
Every recipe highlights the preparation and cooking times, with easy-to-follow steps and options to vary the recipe, so the one dish can be adapted for different family members. Many of the variations add extra flavor without being overt, meaning this book can be a great way to introduce kids to more complex flavors at a young age.
The dishes are nutritionally balanced family meals, covering both meat and vegetarian options (and some sweets, too) in more than 50 recipes, and take inspiration from around the globe. Recipes include san choi bao, bibimbap, shakshuka, risotto, aromatic chicken noodle soup, spiralized zucchini noodles, fajitas, meatballs with hidden vegetables, and the ultimate mashed potato fish cakes. The desserts are all healthier yet delicious sweet options such as coconut popsicles and Greek yogurt panna cotta.
Growing up in London and now living in Australia, Katy Holder has had a long and successful career as a food writer and stylist. She has been the food director of Family Circle of magazine, ghost-written several cookbooks and currently writes the food pages for Australia's marie claire magazine. Her first two cookbooks are Hungry Campers Cookbook and A Moveable Feast (both Hardie Grant), and now Katy is excited to share her favourite family recipes. She is a mum of two boys aged 9 and 11, and regularly hides vegetables like kale in their food, only telling them about the vegetables once the dish has become a firm favourite (which it always does)!