The Best of Annabel Langbein: Great Food for Busy Lives (revised and expanded edition) by Annabel Langbein

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  • tui on September 26, 2012

    This a great book. One Christmas I bought about 20 copies to give as gifts. Almost all the recipients have said that it quickly became one of their standby cookbooks that they use all the time.

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  • Thai pumpkin soup

    • Hellyloves2cook on May 29, 2013

      A friend made this for my family when my husband was quite ill and he could only eat liquid food. She told me where I could find the recipe as he liked it so much. A very quick and easy soup to make. Hardest bit and most time consuming is the chopping of the pumpkin. Our local supermarket will cut them up for you - in which case this soup is a doddle. Failure to get hold of lemongrass I used a kaffir lime leaf scrunched up to release more flavour. I know recipe says that lemon rind can be used as an alternative but I thought Id try it with the kll. A great soup to have on a Winters day - or even make to put in freezer for those days when you really cant be bothered and want something warming.

    • ChefBeccs on June 16, 2020

      Delicious. However I did use a hand stick blender which differs from the recipe.

  • Kedgeree

  • Fresh berry muffins

    • agardenworm on May 23, 2012

      Ok - pretty easy to make but I'm not so keen on the bannana flavour. They are really bannana and berry muffins

    • JanetteF on February 14, 2015

      this recipe doesn't appear to be in my book? weird this is the link

  • Banana cake

    • FVarin on August 12, 2012

      Excellent recipe! I sometimes add chocolate chips for the kids and bake it in muffin tins...........they love it!

  • Greek spinach roll

    • kiwimary on December 11, 2012

      One of my standard vegetarian recipes. I use whatever cooked greens I have around. Last night it had a combination of misome, mizuma, chinese cabbage, pak choy and kale!

  • Low-fat crunchy muesli

    • AliciaWarren on September 23, 2014

      Recommended. I made my second batch Sep 2014. This is how I like my muesli, it's just the right amount of sweetness for me. I left out the coconut the second time. I added dried apricots (diced small), sultanas and cranberries.

    • AliciaWarren on January 13, 2015

      This one is the best. Since I started making Annabel Langbein's low fat crunchy muesli I've given up buying other mueslies.

  • Beef Bourguignon

    • SusanN on January 01, 2014

      This was very nice but not exceptional. I prefer less wine, so I used 350ml of red wine and 3 1/4 cups of a good beef stock.

  • Lamb navarin

    • SusanN on January 01, 2014

      I had a few issues with this recipe. The potatoes and carrots took ages to cook - I suggest adding them a lot earlier, or chopping them a lot smaller. Much as I love peas, I would only make with 500g if I made this again.

  • Osso bucco of veal or lamb

    • SusanN on January 01, 2014

      I made with veal shank. Use a very large casserole dish to cook this in.

  • Lemon yoghurt cake

    • SusanN on January 01, 2014

      This cake is amazing! It is very easy to make which is a bonus. It is a lot of mixture, and it just squeezed into my large food processor. Out of a full mix, I made a 25cm springform tin and a 17cm square tin. Another combination is a 23cm round, a 17cm square, and half a dozen "muffins". I have also done half and 3/4 mixes since it makes so much cake. The 3/4 mix made a round 23cm cake and 7 "muffins". I used rice bran oil. I found I had to bake it quite low in my oven.

  • Italian grilled chicken with lemon and herbs

    • madmacnz on September 09, 2014

      Quick, easy, tasty.

  • Cream cheese schmear

  • Tibetan split pea cakes

    • KaylaMarie on November 16, 2017

      Great recipe, using cupboard staples. They turned out perfectly, and were full of flavour.

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  • ISBN 10 0958202982
  • ISBN 13 9780958202985
  • Published Dec 01 2004
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Edition Rev. and expanded ed
  • Countries New Zealand
  • Publisher Annabel Langbein Books (a division of International Culinary Institute Press Ltd)
  • Imprint Annabel Langbein (a division of International Culi

Publishers Text

Looking for cooking inspiration and new ideas that don't require a lot of time or fuss in the kitchen? You will find them in this, the essential kitchen handbook for today's busy lives. The new edition of THE BEST OF ANNABEL LANGBEIN - GREAT FOOD FOR BUSY LIVES contains more than 100 additional pages of recipes and is the essential kitchen handbook for modern living. Annabel is renowned for her down-to-earth, no fuss, delicious recipes that are quick and easy to make. The 600-plus recipes in this book are accessible and innovative and will inspire cooks of all abilities with the confidence to make them. The book's 12 chapters cover everything from breakfast and brunch, appetisers, soups and salads through to main course meats, poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes, as well as desserts, baking and preserves. Things can sometimes go wrong in the kitchen but Annabel's down-to-earth approach draws on a lifetime of cooking skills to demystify cooking processes and inspire kitchen confidence. Throughout the book you will find helpful menu plans and time-saving, success-assuring tips. Annabel's quick, easy guides to preparation, ingredients, menu planning and nutrition make this an indispensable cooking bible.

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