7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week by Jamie Oliver

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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Main course; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: broccoli; eggs; English mustard; cottage cheese; cheddar cheese; red pesto; filo pastry
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Main course; Spanish
    • Ingredients: broccoli; garlic; jarred roasted red peppers; mixed cherry tomatoes; smoked almonds; sourdough bread; tinned butter beans; tinned sardines
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Rice dishes; Main course
    • Ingredients: vegetable stock; broccoli; onions; anchovies in oil; risotto rice; parsley; lemons; Gorgonzola cheese
    • Categories: Salads; Lunch; Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mixed cherry tomatoes; broccoli; halloumi cheese; cooked mixed grains; mixed olives; mint; natural yoghurt; tinned peaches in juice
    • Categories: Soups; Italian
    • Ingredients: smoked pancetta; rosemary sprigs; leeks; broccoli; dried pasta of your choice; vegetable stock; green pesto of your choice; tinned mixed beans
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Sauces, general; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Polish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; eggs; broccoli; cheddar cheese; chives; soured cream; tinned cherry tomatoes
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Quick / easy; Main course
    • Ingredients: broccoli; garlic; dried chilli flakes; black olives; fusilli pasta; Parmesan cheese; jarred mixed grilled peppers; tinned tuna in water
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; French
    • Ingredients: chicken legs; onions; thyme; cauliflower; baguette bread; natural yoghurt; pickled onions and cornichons; wholegrain mustard
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: stale sourdough bread; cauliflower; onions; milk; spaghetti pasta; cheddar cheese
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: cauliflower; korma curry paste; self-raising flour; tomatoes; mint; mango chutney; tinned chickpeas; tinned coconut milk
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course
    • Ingredients: cauliflower; red onions; chicken thighs; smoked pancetta; cherry tomatoes; runny honey; puff pastry; wholegrain mustard
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cauliflower; mixed peppers; tomatoes; garlic; rose harissa; couscous; mint; natural yoghurt
    • Categories: Rice dishes; Main course; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; cauliflower; tikka curry paste; basmati rice; mixed chillies; coriander sprigs; natural yoghurt; poppadoms
    • Categories: Rice dishes; Main course
    • Ingredients: onions; cauliflower; thyme; vegetable stock; risotto rice; Parmesan cheese; prosciutto
    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; French
    • Ingredients: asparagus; white fish fillets; spring onions; lemons; tarragon; avocados; eggs
  • Avocado pastry quiche
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: avocados; self-raising flour; eggs; frozen peas; cheddar cheese; basil; mixed salad leaves; lemons
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Fried doughs; Quick / easy; Sauces, general; Main course; Appetizers / starters; Cooking for 1 or 2; Japanese; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: rice flour; jarred roasted red peppers; rose harissa; natural yoghurt; spring onions; avocados; parsley; limes
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: avocados; Parmesan cheese; brown bread; rose harissa; cottage cheese; jarred chickpeas
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: garlic bread; anchovies in oil; romaine lettuce; natural yoghurt; Worcestershire sauce; avocados; Parmesan cheese
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Stuffing; Main course
    • Ingredients: mixed tomatoes; avocados; cheddar cheese; crème fraîche; cooked prawns; ground cayenne pepper; sourdough bread
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Mexican; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mixed peppers; mint; red Leicester cheese; avocados; limes; natural yoghurt; chipotle hot sauce; seeded wholemeal tortillas
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: mixed cherry tomatoes; dried oregano; baguette bread; chicken breasts; chorizo sausages; rocket
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course
    • Ingredients: parsley; chicken breasts; filo pastry; potatoes; frozen peas; purple sprouting broccoli
    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: mixed chillies; mixed cherry tomatoes; garlic; fresh ginger; garam masala; natural yoghurt; chicken breasts; cashew butter
    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Quick / easy; Salads; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: Scotch bonnet chillies; chicken breasts; jerk seasoning; carrots; white cabbage; natural yoghurt; buns; tinned pineapple rings in juice

Notes about this book

  • averythingcooks on December 07, 2021

    Sooo.... I reread all the info at the front of the book and that is where he explains that red wine vinegar is one of the 5 ingredients he assumes everyone will have handy (olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper are the other 4). It's not a big deal (ie I always have it) BUT you have to watch for RVW to pop up in the middle of the instructions throughout the book. I've updated one of my previous notes to reflect that.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Easiest broccoli quiche

    • clkandel on November 11, 2023

      Easy to make and great flavor. Made this using King Arthur's No Roll Pie Crust instead of phyllo. Added onions and roasted red peppers with the broccoli. Love that it uses ingredients that I usually have on hand.

    • averythingcooks on July 04, 2021

      I gave this a try (even if a little skeptical about the cottage cheese) BUT it was pretty tasty & very easy. My only issue - he calls for the phyllo in oz (9.5). Why not just give the number of sheets to use (or layers needed if you have to piece it together / cut sheets in 1/2 for a smaller pan etc)? Oh well, I think I made 6 - 7 layers. I did not grate the actual stalks (ie just used the florets), I added some roasted red pepper to the mix & I subbed grainy mustard for the English. This does have a different texture (lighter?) than traditional quiche but I'd make it again if I had cottage cheese in the fridge.

    • aefaint on February 19, 2022

      Would make again, need to cut up broccoli.

  • My favourite speedy sausage pizza

    • KarinaFrancis on October 30, 2020

      A quick dinner for a lazy Friday night. The flavours really work well together and it was very easy to make. The downside is that the base isn’t great. I’m definitely trying this again but I might sub in the yogurt flatbread recipe from 5 ingredients.

    • sjwill82 on November 23, 2020

      Used sourdough I had leftover. I loved the combination of flavors especially the surprise of grapes. I also added olives I had.

  • Golden Parmesan fish bake

    • KarinaFrancis on October 05, 2020

      Delicious, quick and easy. I wish I had some bread to mop up the juices! Great weeknight dinner

    • sjwill82 on October 09, 2020

      This dish is simple to make but tastes impressive. The sauce is plentiful so I would recommend bread if you don't want to waste any. I will be making this again.

    • aceedubs on October 16, 2023

      Used canned great northern beans and it was perfect. Also, could easily just make the beans as a side dish.

  • Sesame roast chicken

    • KarinaFrancis on December 12, 2020

      I used this as a blueprint more than following the recipe to the letter. I merged it with the method for the tikka masala chicken from 5 Ingredients by setting on a rack over some vegetables. Truthfully, the kimch flavour didn’t really come through strongly in the chicken, but the vegetables were stellar

  • My easy piri piri chicken

    • KarinaFrancis on August 27, 2023

      This was good but not great and I question the use of "easy" in the title. It was tasty, but the sauce didn't have the complexity of other (easier) sauces I've made. User error or bad recipe writing meant that the onions weren't cooked down enough and had a raw/crunchy taste to the sauce. As an ode to Jamie, I used my crinkle cutter to cut up the potatoes. I won't repeat this one but glad I tried it.

  • Cumberland roast chicken

    • KarinaFrancis on November 29, 2020

      I took this recipe as a guide more than a ridged instruction, using pork and fennel sausages instead of Cumberland and spatchcocking the chicken. The sausage squeezing part was a bit icky but was worth it because the breast was super juicy with crispy skin.

  • Prosciutto pork fillet

    • KarinaFrancis on September 09, 2020

      Holy moly this was fantastic! The pork is tender and juicy contrasting against the salty, crispy prosciutto. The baked gnocchi with peas could stand alone or be a fridge forage dinner. As a pair they work brilliantly. I’ll make this again for sure.

    • sjwill82 on October 15, 2020

      The flavors were fantastic and the meat was very tender. My only complaint is that I think I boiled the sauce too hard before it went in the oven so it came out a bit dry. I will definitely be repeating

  • Sweet potato stew

    • mckittrickp on December 31, 2020


  • Jerk spiced chicken in a bun

    • sjwill82 on January 28, 2021

      Made my own jerk seasoning blend- fantastic flavors and loved the addition of pineapple.

    • etcjm on April 28, 2021

      Perfectly ok, but not one I would cook again. I just didn't like the texture of the warm pineapple. Very odd alongside the chicken.

  • Avocado Hollandaise

    • sjwill82 on April 12, 2021

      Made with salmon instead of white fish. Simple and definitely will be a repeat. Smooth, silky and delicious sauce.

  • Avocado & chickpea toastie

    • sjwill82 on November 20, 2020

      Would recommend a medium oven - I had to take out early as the toast edges were getting burnt. Also if you have a smallish avocado I would recommend two. Otherwise a tasty lunch!

  • Beautiful baked avocado

    • sjwill82 on November 11, 2020

      Really comforting and filling. Quick to put together and was perfect for a working from home lunch. Added local feta cheese.

  • Creamy broccoli risotto

    • sjwill82 on January 07, 2021

      Made it with some substitutions- did not have any white onions so substituted a leek (which I thought would be better than red onion) Also did not have any gorgonzola so used another local blue cheese. Pleased with the result. Needed extra cooking time before the rice was tender.

  • Creamy prawn-stuffed salmon

    • sjwill82 on October 21, 2020

      I used broccoli as a substitute for spinach as my family are not keen on spinach. This was a hit and will be made again! I was skeptical but the flavors were bold and worked well together.

  • Easy salmon en croute

    • sjwill82 on March 18, 2021

      The family really enjoyed this (I don't think I have ever seen the kids eat spinach before!) I did not have red pesto but green pesto was perfect as a change. Substantial meal and didn't need the potatoes I made as a side. Good with a green salad. Will definitely make again.

  • Sausage casserole

    • sjwill82 on December 17, 2020

      We all enjoyed this. Incredibly filling. I made several smaller potato balls to spread around the pan. I would perhaps use a bit more liquid next time

    • averythingcooks on May 24, 2021

      I scaled this back for 2 people and we loved it. I used 3 Italian sausages and cut them in half before "hasselbacking" them. I had balsamic oven roasted tomatoes and both black & navy beans in the freezer to use up. I simply eyeballed in beef broth (in place of water & bean juice) as I went. The mustardy potato mounds were great and the HP was a smart addition to the super tasty "gravy". My only issue is that I would either cut the carrots smaller OR start them alone to get them softer. An absolute repeat.

    • aefaint on February 19, 2022

      Would use it as inspiration if I had potatoes and sausage kicking around.

  • Special scrambled eggs

    • sjwill82 on December 15, 2020

      I will be making this again. Simple and filling lunch that packs a punch and was quick to put together.

  • Sunshine egg salad

    • sjwill82 on January 18, 2021

      Healthy working from home lunch that was quick and simple to put together. Very filling. I didn't have dukka but made a home made version with what I had on hand, Also did not have any spinach so used a handful of ruccola for a splash of green

  • Gingery garlicky black bean bean beef

    • sjwill82 on February 23, 2021

      All the family enjoyed this. I toned done the chilli for our 2 year old. Didn't have blackbean sauce so used hoisin and honey and it worked well. Served with tenderstem broccoli stirfried with sesame seeds for some extra greens.

    • lou_weez on October 23, 2020

      Really tasty dish. Served it with noodles.

    • averythingcooks on October 17, 2023

      I skipped the egg this time and served this flavourful mixture in lettuce lined tortillas topped with quick pickled veg & sriracha sour cream. I used 12 oz of ground beef and topped it up with mixed sweet peppers and for the chiles, I used a mix of diced fresnos & hot banana peppers. Because we wanted to "wrap" it, I kept it a little less saucy than he intended & we both agreed that this is worth repeating.

    • angrygreycat on January 17, 2021

      Really tasty, the egg on top was a really nice touch. served with basmati rice

  • Harissa roast chicken

    • sjwill82 on April 06, 2021

      In my oven I needed longer than the suggested time to cook my potatoes through. I think next time I would cut them up into smaller pieces.

    • Cvtbird on March 20, 2021

      I don’t think the nutritional values are correct for this recipe. Certainly the carbs are not correct. Great recipe though. Needs seasoning.

  • Roast chicken Margherita

    • sjwill82 on October 22, 2020

      The roast chicken was good but the roast tomatoes with all the chicken juices made it. I feel like my oven could have been 10 c warmer. My potatoes however melted and flattened out over my baking tray - still went down well if not what expected.

  • Prawn toast toastie

    • sjwill82 on November 26, 2020

      I thought the flavors were great but due to the moisture in the soy sauce and chopped prawns I found my toast ended up soggy. I used a frying pan on a medium high heat but I did not place a weight on top to help the cooking so perhaps this would have helped.

  • Prawn poke bowl

    • sjwill82 on January 14, 2021

      Wholesome and healthy fast lunch. I didn't have radishes this time-but the dressing and mango in my opinion are a highlight so I wouldn't skip. Would swap out prawns for chicken or salmon another time.

  • Pork & apple meatballs

    • sjwill82 on November 26, 2020

      I didn't have any white bread so I used brown bread. The result tasted good but the sauce was not the green shade pictured! I would repeat the technique of poaching the meatballs and using the poaching liquid to make a sauce. The whole family were happy.

  • Crispy potato pie

    • sjwill82 on January 21, 2021

      I made the mistake of not cooking my potatoes quite long enough and I think the trick to this dish is having a really well mashed potato. Mine was still a bit lumpy which meant it broke up a little. All in all though the dish was tasty and different.

  • Easy prawn curry

    • sjwill82 on December 21, 2020

      Very easy and flavorsome curry in a hurry. The rice cake did not cook in the time suggested and I had to add more water cover with a lid and cook further. Next time I would just cook rice as I normally do.

  • Creamy prawn linguine

    • sjwill82 on November 03, 2020

      Substituted cream cheese from local dairy as we had no mascarpone. Was delicious and would make again

    • anya_sf on December 24, 2023

      Online: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/creamy-prawn-linguine/

    • aceedubs on December 16, 2023

      Used Argentinian Red Shrimp from Trader Joes and it was awesome. Also doubled the recipe for 4 people and used white wine instead of red. Family loved it--even the kid who doesn't like shrimp.

  • Cauliflower cheese pasta

    • kateastoria on October 26, 2021

      Basically tasted like cauliflower soup on pasta. Adding broccoli florets helped a bit but bacon or something with depth would have been better.

  • Mushroom toad-in-the-hole

    • kateastoria on September 17, 2020

      Gravy was very flat. Added miso, soy sauce, Worcester and a bit of sugar for depth.

    • BasicStock on March 21, 2021

      I liked this. I got the last four portobellos at the market, not the pick of the litter, and next time I want big meaty ones as they shrink up when roasted. My batter puffed up wonderfully, and next time I'll add some grated parmesan to it. As kateastoria commented, the onion gravy lacked character, so I think I'll use chicken or beef stock next time along with her other suggestions. Will also try it with sausages and some roasted apple slices.

  • Double pepper chicken

    • lou_weez on August 02, 2022

      Really nice flavours and considering it's a Jamie Oliver recipe, not too many pots and pans to clean afterwards.

    • averythingcooks on December 07, 2023

      I made the sauce & the fresh pepper salsa as written but then played around a bit. I crisped up diced cured chorizo & then cooked the chicken in that pan. After simmering the chickpeas in the sauce, we smashed them up to make a creamier base for our bowls. On went the (shredded) chicken, chorizo, salsa, more basil, balsamic & lastly some roasted broccoli. This was a tasty & satisfying dinner bowl.

  • Cauliflower & chickpea curry

    • lou_weez on November 03, 2020

      Delicious, easy dinner. Would add some baby spinach next time. Didn't bother making the bread, but served it with rice and shop bought naan. Recipes says serves 6 but it's more like 8.

  • Sausage pasta

    • lou_weez on January 07, 2021

      Tasty mid-week meal. Used pork sausages and omitted the chilli as it needed to be kid friendly.

    • JJ2018 on June 20, 2022

      Quick easy family tea. Added some extra mushrooms to the sauce for extra veg

  • Sweet potato & chicken chop suey

    • lou_weez on February 06, 2021

      Good mid-week meal, easy with nice flavours. I used a frozen stir-fry vege mix as we are not fans of baby corn.

  • Beef & Guinness hotpot

    • averythingcooks on January 02, 2022

      Cut in 1/2, this was a great dinner for 2. I added onion & garlic with the carrots and then subbed pickled sweet banana peppers in place of the jarred cocktail onions. The diced potato + Guinness puree was a surprise step but the resulting "gravy" was certainly tasty. T wanted more of the crispy potato top layer (I bailed at a fairly sparse single layer) but to go thicker, I would give those slices a quick steam 1st to give them a head start. A final sprinkle of Montreal steak spice on top while the pan was in the oven was also a good flavour addition.

  • Broccoli & cheese pierogi

    • averythingcooks on April 11, 2022

      Although I liked the taste of the filling by itself, somehow it just didn't seem to work as a pierogi - I rolled the dough as thin as I could and yet the dough seemed to overpower the filling. Even the tomatoes didn't really provide enough contrast. This is the 1st real miss for us from this book..

    • MilduraSO on February 25, 2022

      This was really nice. I started the tomato sauce first because I prefer mine cooked down but otherwise followed to the letter. Four pierogi made a surprisingly generous portion. Will definitely make again.

    • bradis on August 18, 2022

      This was very tasty and the broccoli and cheese was a winning combination. I would question this being categorised as 'quick/easy' but that is generally a problem with Jamie's recipes as they can be a lot more involved than he advertises. I would advise to use a really small amount of water in the dough and also not to use too much water when brushing the pastry to seal it. I also found it impossible to make the same shape as in the photo but still managed to seal it, cook it and crisp it up on one side.

  • Cauli chicken pot pie

    • averythingcooks on August 11, 2023

      First off, "pot pie" is a bit misleading...this is more like a savory tarte tatin where the filling ingredients (chicken thighs, red onion, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes and for me this time, torn up prosciutto) are cooked in the skillet, then glazed in honey & grainy mustard and lastly topped with puff pastry before going in the oven. I did cut my cauliflower much smaller than he suggests and I left out the leaves. When I inverted it onto a plate, it was beautiful and more importantly, we both thought it was delicious. I topped the finished tart with a balsamic glaze + crumbled feta, served it beside a green salad and I would absolutely make this again.

    • aefaint on February 19, 2022

      Would not cook again. Couldn't flip. Mike not a fan.

  • My Mexican meatloaf

    • averythingcooks on December 08, 2021

      I was pretty sure this would be good but in fact we both loved it! Baking the meatloaf surrounded by the veg created a great chunky sauce. I used parsley in place of cilantro (soap!) and added a little slurry of fresh breadcrumbs, milk & grated cheese with the black beans and jalapenos to ensure the meatloaf was really moist (maybe it didn't need it but we sure liked the result). You can heat it up any number of ways or tone it down easily and I will make this again for sure.

  • Essex Hasselback hotpot

    • averythingcooks on January 20, 2023

      I used pork loin in place of lamb & fresh thyme instead of sage. After adding the hard cider, it looked like way too much liquid, so I replaced the water with less than 1/2 the amt of beef broth (ie 1 cup) and was prepared to add more as needed. The liquid does actually cook way down until it looks like the picture. I finished it with roasted red peppers, frozen peas & parsley for freshness / colour and we ate it with some Guinness brown bread. The mini Hasselback potatoes are a fun touch in this perfect winter hotpot dinner.

  • Pepper & chicken jalfrezi traybake

    • averythingcooks on December 06, 2021

      Yes....I took a few liberties here but the end result was absolutely delicious. I made the jalfrezi paste using a JO recipe (Jamie's Food Revolution and perhaps the star of this dish) and I used 6 boneless, skinless thighs for the full recipe. I added some red onion with the peppers. With no onion marmalade on hand, a big spoonful of caramelized onions from the freezer went in. I also added some mini potatoes & cherry tomatoes. Just be sure to watch for red wine vinegar to pop up in the instructions and not the ingredient list.

  • Spicy prawn noodles

    • aefaint on February 19, 2022

      Big hit.

  • Cajun coddled eggs

    • kateiscoooking on October 14, 2023

      This wasn't quite a miserable failure but it was VERY close. We gave it a two out of five. The original sheet pan ingredients were either charcoal or shriveled up nothings. I tossed the peppers. Never got the kale "tucked in" because I wasn't about to overcook the other veggies further. I may make another recipe from this book but doubt it at this point!

  • Simple broccoli & tuna pasta

    • JJ2018 on June 20, 2022

      This was quick and easy after school tea and H liked it a lot. Added feta instead of Parmesan, swapped cherry tomatoes for the peppers and added extra olives and a bit of lemon zest

    • TLouise on July 24, 2023

      Made as per recipe. I did need to cook the broccoli a little longer than suggested but overall taste was very good. I would definitely make again.

  • Sticky miso peppers

    • hbakke on April 11, 2021

      Not my favorite tofu preparation. The tofu was kind of bland and there wasn't much of a sauce to coat the rice vermicelli noodles. This recipe felt like a few separate ideas pushed together into one recipe. Not a repeat for me.

  • Sweet potato open quesadilla

    • MilduraSO on March 14, 2022

      This is a brilliant recipe to have up your sleeve when short on time or motivation. I used Dunn’s River jerk seasoning. I don’t normally bother with jalapeños in my already spicy Mexican cooking but they are almost essential here (the sweet potato and cheese tempers the heat a lot). Be very generous with the lime juice. We were squeezing more on top with every mouthful.

    • bradis on July 20, 2022

      This was nice. Ended up being very spicy so be careful with the amount of jalapeños/jerk seasoning used!

  • Mushroom & chicken cacciatore

    • aceedubs on January 18, 2024

      Can use canned sliced black olives and Italian Herb Seasoning Mix instead of rosemary. With these subs, I had everything I needed in my pantry and freezer--perfect snow storm meal.

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  • ISBN 10 0241431158
  • ISBN 13 9780241431153
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Aug 20 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 408
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Michael Joseph

Publishers Text

7 Ways to reinvent your favourite ingredients with more than 120 new, exciting and tasty recipes

Jamie's looked at the top ingredients we buy week in, week out. We're talking about those meal staples we pick up without thinking - chicken breasts, salmon fillets, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, to name but a few. We're all busy, but that shouldn't stop us from having a tasty, nutritious meal after a long day at work or looking after the kids. So, rather than trying to change what we buy, Jamie wants to give everyone new inspiration for their favourite supermarket ingredients.

Jamie will share 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook 18 of our favourite ingredients, and each recipe will include a minimal amount of ingredients. Across the book, at least 70% of the recipes will be everyday options from both an ease and nutritional point of view, meaning you're covered for every day of the week. With everything from fakeaways and traybakes to family and freezer favourites, you'll find bags of inspiration to help you mix things up in the kitchen.

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