Leon, Book 2: Naturally Fast Food by Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent

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  • Lamb & apricot balls

    • Cheri on June 11, 2013

      As advertised, this is rather bland kid food. Had excellent ground lamb sirloin. Served with na'an bread and tzatzki. Filling and rich, but not wow. Easy prep, can be done on a weeknight. Baked at 350 deg. for 22 min.

  • Italian broad beans [Josceline Dimbleby]

    • redjanet on August 23, 2011

      A really quick and tasty way to jazz up frozen broad beans. Went very well as a side with roast chicken.

  • Coconut chicken & petit pois curry [Josceline Dimbleby]

    • redjanet on September 01, 2011

      A fairly light, mild curry that is quick to pull together on a weeknight. I really liked this and can see making it again often.

  • Chicken nuggets

    • Hellyloves2cook on November 07, 2012

      Very tasty and "can we have these again Mummy" comments fom my 8 year old. Looked great - I used chicken breast in this.

  • Fresh fish fingers

    • Hellyloves2cook on November 07, 2012

      Great for the littlies in your life - although I found them delicious too! Easy to make.

  • Roasted tinned artichokes

    • eeeve on January 06, 2016

      We weren't blown away by this. The artichokes needed longer than 10 minutes in the oven to develop some charring around the edges. We just didn't think they were anything special prepared in this way.

  • Courgette soup

    • eeeve on January 06, 2016

      This was just okay - quick to prepare and very economical, but lacks a bit of oomph.

  • George Pickard's cheese & ham muffins

    • e_ballad on April 13, 2020

      These are fantastic. Very moreish & a doddle to prepare. They freeze & reheat really well.

  • Leon chilli con carne

    • e_ballad on September 26, 2020

      A tasty chilli con carne, that’s mild enough for the kids. Takes 2hrs to simmer, but very easy as all of the veg is blitzed in the food processor.

    • lou_weez on May 19, 2021

      This is great!! Makes a huge amount, it's quick to throw together and now I have half of it in the freezer for a later date. Win/win :)

  • Carrots & beetroots with toasted almonds

    • e_ballad on April 13, 2020

      A good roasted beetroot & carrot recipe, but nothing to make this stand out from other recipes.

  • Bacon and root veg soup

    • e_ballad on September 23, 2020

      I EYB’d this recipe to use up a random assortment of veg that I had on hand & in all honesty, was expecting to be underwhelmed. This was great! All 3x kids demolished it. A keeper.

  • Dalston sweet potato curry

    • e_ballad on July 21, 2017

      The flavours were great, but the cooking times were completely off. Even with an additional 45 mins, the sweet potato was still not soft using the technique described. I would suggest adding a really good splosh of water/stock after coating the sweet potato in the spice mix, just to get the ball rolling.

  • Rigas's lamb

    • lou_weez on May 09, 2020

      This was really delicious. I was a bit nervous about the amount of dried mint (2 tbsp), but it worked beautifully.

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Reviews about this book

  • Bibliocook

    ...it hasn’t been allowed to leave the kitchen. Crammed with whole food ideas and healthy, seasonal dishes, all the food is tempting and very, very tasty.

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  • Tinned Tomatoes

    It really is a fab book... It is so colourful and quirky and overflowing with photos (a must in my book, no pun intended!)...you just have to buy it. You will love it too, I just know you will!

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  • ISBN 10 1840915560
  • ISBN 13 9781840915563
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  • Published Sep 06 2010
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Octopus Publishing Group
  • Imprint Conran Octopus Ltd

Publishers Text

"Leon 2: Naturally Fast Food" is again a book of two halves. The first half is 'Fast Food', which contains recipes for every occasion that take a maximum of 20 minutes to prepare: from a work day breakfast and children's meals to simple suppers and party food. The second half is 'Slow Fast Food' which contains things that can be made in advance when you have time, to enjoy when you don't have time. There is plenty in both halves for both the experienced cook and the culinary adventurer in search of inspiration.

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