(The) Foolproof Freezer Cookbook
by Ghillie James
The freezer is one of the most-used household appliances but how many of us are using it to its full advantage? While we now see a wider variety of party snacks, around the world cuisine and frozen desserts on display in supermarkets, it is time to clear out the dull things in our own freezers and replace them with all our favorite kinds of food, so that we can prepare delicious meals in advance and make use of seasonal produce when berries, apples, plums, and peaches are at their best.
In her inspiring new book ‘The Foolproof Freezer Cookbook’, food writer Ghillie James has created over 100 mouth-watering and money-saving recipes for prepare-ahead canapes, mid-week meals, and home-made baking so you can learn how to deal with leftovers, gluts of fruit and vegetables from the garden, store time-saving lunches, and prepare homemade stocks and pastes for fast-and-freeze delicious curries and casseroles or frozen vodkas for impromptu visits from friends.
Serve up scrumptious soups, appetizers and nibbles like Spicy Carrot, Tomato, Chorizo, and Cilantro Soup; Zucchini and Sweet Corn Cakes with Smoked Salmon; or Asian Beef Skewers. Dish up delectable dinners of Beef and Spinach Lasagna; Lamb and Prune Tagine; or Eggplant and Lentil Moussaka. You will love tasty baked treats and desserts like Freezer Cookies; Choco-Mocha Loaf with Mascarpone Icing; and Orange and Walnut Tart.
The freezer is the busy mom's new best friend and Ghillie offers helpful tips for buying and storing in bulk, important freezing and thawing advice for raw and cooked food, and handy tips on what to do with unexpected leftovers such as egg yolks, BBQ sauce, and cream. She also includes a chapter for cheap, nutritious, and easy-to-make frozen purees, such as Beet and Carrot Puree, for hungry babies or impatient toddlers. With this imaginative and contemporary cookbook you'll always have a supply of tasty, healthy, and convenient food on standby.
About the Author:
Ghillie James spent her school holidays helping her mother in the kitchen as she cooked in the bustling local pub, The Three Chimneys, opposite their house in Kent. She is the food editor for Tesco magazine; previously she was food editor of Sainsbury's Magazine for five years. Ghillie lives in Hampshire and owns a company called The Lazy Larder, making soups, jams, casseroles, and puddings for small farm shops and private customers.