Nicola Halloran — owner of award-winning food blog The Wonky Spatula — has announced the launch of her first cookbook, The Wonky Spatula, Cook Healthy, Live Happy. The book aims to demonstrate that healthy home cooking does not have to be boring or time consuming.
Available on pre-sale now and on sale nationwide from September 17th 2020, the book features tips, hints and tricks on how to be healthy and live happy through well-balanced, delicious food. The recipes featured in the book have been created with the knowledge that most of us don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen — indeed, many of the recipes will have food on your table in under 30 minutes.
Fully illustrated throughout, whether you’re looking for grab-and-go breakfasts ideas, the perfect salad or a showstopper dessert, the book is packed with ideas, inspiration and helpful information.
Nicola Halloran said: “I created this book because I believe that there is no such thing as a bad cook, merely bad instructions! All the recipes featured are clear and easy to follow and are based on the understanding that not everyone wants to spend hours in the kitchen. A lot of the dishes take under half an hour to prepare. Good food does not have to be all about fancy techniques and equipment; with the right ingredients and flavour combinations, simplicity wins.
“I believe that food is to be enjoyed and there are no such things as good or bad foods. It’s all about balance. I hope the book will equip readers with the skills to prepare easy, healthy meals while allowing flexibility to find the perfect balance, leaving them feeling energised, healthy and ready to take on anything that life throws at them.”
The Wonky Spatula, Cook Healthy, Live Happy is priced at €20. The book is available to pre-order from the Orpen Press website and will be available nationwide from September 17th. Customers who pre-order will also receive a complementary ebook with 12 exclusive recipes.