By Chantal Lascaris
Struik Lifestyle (Penguin RHS)
The hot weather and approaching festive season means there will be many gatherings around the braai fires and meals shared with family and friends.
And if you, like me, have a limited number of salads you can prepare, then this book is for you. There are over 70 healthy, quick and easy salads to choose from, and you will be able to impress family and friends with your newfound skills. There are old-favourites like Greek, Caesar, potato and coleslaw and also recipes that include chicken, fish and meat.
There are a number of shortcuts for busy people, for example, how to use bacon bits, roasted nuts and seeds and leftover rice and nine salad dressings to make.
A handy conversion table removes the need to wonder exactly how much of anything to put it, and the author shares handy tips on the best olive oils to use.
There are beautiful photographs to accompany the recipes and this is a “must-have” on any kitchen shelf. If you are serious about eating healthy, then you will use this book over and over again.