Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Skinny Weeks and other stories

I've already written about how much I like Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookery book, It's All Good. I've cooked lots of the recipes and can't really find fault with any of them (for my review, click here), however, there are not a huge number of evening meals (and Mr G will only go without meat for so long). So, I decided to try out Gizzi Erskine's book, Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts. As a fellow member of Leith's Cookery School alumni, I had faith in her and her recipes! 

It's a very different approach to GP, not so focussed on the healthy side, more on the fat and calories, which is fine by me (quinoa and Vegenaise, though delicious, can get tedious!). There are lots more meaty dishes, and lots with an exotic twist (Korean, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern etc), which is right up my street. 

I've tried a handful of her recipes, and am almost as in love with Gizzi as I am Gwyneth (her tattoo's are crazy!). The recipes are nutritious, filling and delectable! So far, my favourites have been A Berry Good start (a yoghurty breakfast, which is light and fresh), Thai Chicken Satay Rice Bowl (super quick), Griddle Baby Chicken with Fattoush (sublime, my new favourite dish) and Roast Bananas with Peanut Butter (amazing when put on the BBQ!). 

This book is a sensible and gorgeously delicious collection of recipes for anyone trying to lose weight healthily, while still having the odd treat! I am a convert, and Mr. G is jumping for joy that kale crisps are off the menu this week!

Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts, by Gizzi Erskine, £6.99 from the Book People


  1. This cook book sounds really good, will have to have a look into it x

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