Amelia Freer FdSc, Dip ION is one of the UK’s leading Nutritional Therapists and healthy living experts. She is also an internationally bestselling author of five books, regular contributor to both national and international media, enthusiastic home cook, kitchen gardener, and busy mum to Willow.
In her latest book The Organised Cook, Amelia shares easy ways to form life-changing habits when it comes to organising our kitchens, shopping and preparing and eating food. With the right strategies in place, you can reduce stress, shop smarter and always have a nutritious, satisfying meal to hand.
Including 70 of Amelia’s original, easy and healthy recipes, this book is packed with practical advice about how to organise your kitchen, approach food shopping, cook efficiently and plan meals for the week ahead.
Since we love to cook in our HM kitchens, we thought we’d try out some of the recipes from The Organised Cook to share and this one-pot chicken and lemongrass dish immediately caught our eye – handily gluten and dairy free too.
What we love about this book and Amelia in general is that it’s really more about joining the dots between us really wanting to eat well and the messy, everyday reality of putting that into practice.
This book isn’t going to tell you what to eat, or why healthy eating is important (something that Amelia has talked about in-depth in her previous books); but it is going to tell you exactly how to do it in amongst the busy, chaotic reality of everyday life – most especially when time, money, energy and motivation are short.
This was so easy to make and the recipe is spot on – a perfect choice for a mid-week meal if you have friends over. If you don’t have time to make the marinade paste, you can sub this for a good-quality shop bought Thai curry (or other curry) paste and it will still taste wonderful. If you’re making this for kids, you can omit the chilli. We served it with steamed greens including cavolo nero and tenderstem broccoli.
Please find a link to the recipe here: One-pot Lemongrass Roasted Chicken and Rice
For more information or to purchase Amelia’s book The Organised Cook click here.