One of our biggest challenges in life is trying to manage all the things we have to do. Between family, financial, and personal responsibilities, we have a lot on our plate. If you’re also trying to make your plate a healthy, delicious and nutritious one, it can sometimes be even harder to find the time to do it all.
Eating food prepared in your own kitchen is really the best way to control your portion size and ingredients. As much as I love all the “good for you” restaurants out there, I find that even with their health claims, they use a bit too much oil, sweeteners and other hidden ingredients that I prefer not to eat and that I certainly wouldn’t be eating at home.
So having said that why did I write Your Outsourced Kitchen ?
Lets face it, cooking nourishing food is time consuming due to the amount of chopping involved in the preparation process. However, if you are lucky enough to live somewhere where domestic help is accessible and affordable, you may be able to delegate the more laborious parts of the prep. But, outsourcing your kitchen tasks to someone else is not always the easiest thing to do. We’ve all had a few comical or “lost in translation” moments in the kitchen. I could write a book on the subject. In fact, two of the runner-up titles for this book were: “What To Do With 40 Giant Portobello Mushrooms When They End Up In Your Fridge” and “A Caper Is Not A Pea”! If you’re anything like me, to prevent any translation mishaps, you end up micro-managing the food preparation process, adding yet another task to the already challenging juggling game of life. Your Outsourced Kitchen was written to make outsourcing cooking healthy food a much simpler process for both you and your helper.
This book includes a collection of over 80 recipes that are simple enough for any cook and helper to follow but yet full of exciting flavours. And good for you too! The recipes appear in English and Tagalog for easy use by both you and your helper. They have been tried and tested for taste and ease of preparation in both the English and Tagalog versions. There is also a menu planning section that includes ideas for breakfast, lunch boxes, snacks, main meals and of course some sweet treats that won’t cause too much damage. Several of these recipes have been generously contributed by some of my favourite, leading Hong Kong based chefs and nutrition experts.
Perhaps you do have the time to cook, but don’t want to do so every day and just need a cookbook with clean, healthy and delicious recipes that you can occasionally give to your helper. Or perhaps you are already a healthy eater and a talented chef, and sometimes you just don’t want to be thinking about what’s for dinner. Or maybe you are new to healthy and lean cooking and you aren’t quite sure what the best way to go about it is.
Whichever category you fall into, with .... you’ve got it made!