Family food isn’t fancy or complex. Its roots are humble, stemming from recipes passed on through generations, or food rituals born from daily cooking.
Dreaming up flavourful yet nutritious meals, night after night, is one of the greatest challenges in cooking for your family. It’s even harder to think of meals that incorporate plenty of vegetables. Developing a repertoire of ‘classics’ is the key - these are the dishes that you can shop for without a list, that are adaptable, that you can cook consistently with aplomb and serve time after time to an appreciative audience.
In Family, bestselling author Hetty McKinnon shares her new family classics; the multicultural meals that she likes to serve around her table. Some are old favourites, and many are variations on much-loved comfort food, repackaged with a healthier outlook.
This could be a deconstructed falafel salad of crispy roasted chickpeas and fresh greens, drizzled with lemony tahini, an oozy savoury cobbler of summer tomatoes topped with parmesan-cornmeal scones or an earthy miso brown butter sauce spiked with crispy sage and tossed through your favourite pasta. Finish things off with a simple dessert of sticky banana and golden syrup dumplings or oozy choc-orange self-saucing pudding and everybody’s happy!
Add these recipes to your own family repertoire and tempt everyone around the table, young and old, to eat green.