Delicious, healthy, make-ahead batch cook and meal prep recipes to save busy families time and money
Modern families are busier than ever. We all want to eat better, stress less and reduce waste - all without spending more than we have to. We want new and exciting recipes that are delicious, healthy and make a change from casseroles and spaghetti bolognese. And we want them to be straightforward, reliable and satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.
That's where The Batch Cook Book comes in. This gorgeous cookbook will fit right into your busy lifestyle with mouth-watering new recipes and hints and tips for the best batch and meal prep techniques. Each inspiring chapter is packed with fresh ideas, from preparing key ingredients to whipping up perfectly portioned meals for simple suppers or bold, big-hearted feasts for friends and family.
It's a book for every cook. Whether you need to find creative uses for a summer tomato glut, rouse bleary-eyed family members with morning wafts of cinnamon buns or fill your freezer with crunchy drizzle cakes, good-to-go cheese toasties, luscious lasagnes and hearty stews for busy weekends, The Batch Cook Book has you covered.
About the Author
Sam Gates is an author, cookery teacher, TV guru and mum. She worked as marketing director of the UK's first food channel before starting her own company, working with clients such as BBC Food, BBC Radio and small food producers. Her first family cookbook, Food for your Brood, was published in 2015.
Sam is also a contributor to the Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook, Liz Earl WellbeingMagazine, and a regular guest on BBC Radio's Cook on the Books. She is a member of The Guild of Food Writers, and runs cooking classes for corporates, schools and charities, teaching toddlers, students, pensioners and the WI how to make sushi.
Sam's second book, The Tin & Traybake Cookbook featuring 100 sweet and savoury recipes, was published by Robinson in 2018.
Juggling family, work, life and cooking was the inspiration behind The Batch Cook Book and its budget friendly, low-waste recipes. Sam has been batch cooking since she was a frugal student, and now as a working mum to a hungry family (and even hungrier rescue dog) it's become a way of life.
Sam - and some of her cooking - can be found on Instagram at @samgatesfood.
Redefines the basic concept of batch cooking—Stuart Heritage, Guardian
Batch made in heaven—Daily Express
Budget-friendly, low-waste recipes for those wanting no-fuss meals . . . You won't be disappointed with these winter warmers. Bon appétit!—Huffington Post
Tackles the modern day dilemmas for those of us who lead busy lives: how do we eat better, stress less and reduce waste?—Yorkshire Post
Full of family-friendly, make-ahead recipes that are perfect for the cold and dark days of winter that lie ahead—Surrey Life
Mouth-watering new recipes and hints and tips for the best batch and meal prep techniques—Eat Your Books
Save money, cook ahead and wash up less!—Refinery 29