Ms. Mackay has created a cookbook jam-packed with information regarding shopping and creating healthy meals and snacks for adults, children and babies.
Her creative layouts pack a plethora of tips on each page using lists, boxes, shaded callouts, and a few graphics.
Some of the topics she covers are:
- serving sizes, types of vegetables, grains and milk
- good fat vs bad fats
- sugar and salt
- eating sweets and dental health
- menu planning and menu plan tips
- shopping and pantry lists and tips
- food poisoning and food safety tips
- food label analysis
Every page features multiple variations.
Mackay offers a wide range of recipes from Breakfast, to various meals with meat and fish, salads, soups, and birthday parties, and healthy baby tips.
I found the School lunches pages interesting.
The sandwich page is an example of how Mackay puts densely packed information on one page.
I laughed when I read her note on the Beans and Lentils pages, she said, "Lentil patties are not just for hippies."
I choose to try the Pasta Salad and Curry dressing on page 72.
from: The Great Little Cookbook, pg 72
Mix cooked pasta (not noodles), cooked mixed vegetables, chopped cucumber and sunflower seeds
Add 1 teaspoon curry powder to yoghurt or mayonnaise
As usual, I adapted the recipe to work with what I have. I made two different types servings.
For one, I used cold spaghetti noodles and leftover frozen mixed vegetables. For the other, I used cold spaghetti noodles and some canned mixed vegetables. Plus, I made my own Curry Dressing.
Ria's Curry Dressing
3 heaping tspns mayo
a small pour of plain yogurt
1 level tspn cumin
Add ingredients to empty glass jar and stir.
Add any number of spoonfuls to the spaghetti and vegetable mixture. Stir and mix well to coat the mixture.