Ottolenghi’s new ‘Simple’ cookbook

I received Ottolenghi’s new ‘Simple‘ cookbook in a gift exchange on Christmas Day, and it has quickly become our go-to cookbook. I have Ottolenghi’s first two cookbooks, but admittedly found the recipes in those books to be too time consuming or they required too many hard-to-track-down ingredients that the recipes were impossible to make.  His new ‘Simple’ cookbook has literally answered my cooking prayers. The recipes are just that: simple to make! And just as delicious, of course.

I love his S.I.M.P.L.E. coding and the way each recipe is marked.  S for Short on Time, I for 10 ingredients or less, M for Make Ahead, P for Pantry, L for Lazy and E for Easier Than you Think.  And I also love that there are so many wonderful vegetarian (or non-meat) recipes. Everything we’ve made has honestly been SO GOOD.

Some favourite recipes we’ve tried and loved so far:

  • Courgette and Ciabatta Frittata (this is in the Brunch section of the book, but we’ve made this for dinner too!)
  • Tomato and Bread Salad with Anchovies and Capers (we’ve now made this three times, it’s so delicious!)
  • Grilled Tomatoes with Chilli, Garlic and Ginger (so easy!)
  • Roasted Asparagus with Almonds, Capers and Dill
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Lentils and Dolcelatte
  • Sweet Potato Chips
  • Fettuccine with Spiced Cherry Tomato Sauce
  • Gigli with Chickpeas and Za’atar (the kids all went back for seconds of this pasta! So yummy!)

Can’t wait to try more recipes!

Courtney x


Comments (2)

February 24, 2019

I love it too! The cornbread with feta is amazing and the best thing to bring along to a brunch!

Annie from Brimful
February 25, 2019

This sounds like my kind of cookbook!

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