Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sally Bee The Secret Ingredient Cookbook Review

As you all know I LOVE to cook and finding new recipes! And you know my motto "Quick, Easy & Delicious" and since 2 of those words are on the front cover it won me over!!! The tips are very useful and remind me of my busy life. She makes cooking healthy easy and the best part affordable. So many times I want to make the healthier fun meals but so often it would cost more then my weekly budge to make it! No more worries I have found the book that is easy on my budget and keeping on track!

A little about Sally Bee was juggling being a writer, television personality, wife and mother of three when she suffered three major heart attacks in a week in 2004. After a full recovery she credits to healthy eating, Sally is now a spokeswoman for the British Heart Foundation and a trained heart therapist giving regular talks to heart rehabilitation groups. This is her first cookbook.

She self-published The Secret Ingredient which went to #1 on Amazon UK's food and drink best-seller list! Talk about an amazing book she sold her stock out in weeks and even 12 (yes TWELVE) to the white house!

Grouped in 6 Sections to choose from:

The Secret Ingredient - Soups and Starters

The Secret Ingredient - Salads, Sides and Vegetarian

The Secret Ingredient - Chicken

The Secret Ingredient - Fish

The Secret Ingredient - Beef, Lamb and Pork

The Secret Ingredient - Desserts

BUY IT: The Secret Ingredient: Delicio… $22.95 Paperback or currently on Amazon for $15.19.

Sample of what you have to look forward to:

Prawn, Avocado and Pecan Herb Salad
You know, salads don't have to be boring. This dish is full of flavour! You can serve it as a main meal or smaller portions for a healthy starter. If you don't like prawns, you can substitute with chicken; anything goes, really. Be adventurous with your salads and make this a regular, everyday dish. Prawns give great texture and flavour to this recipe, but they do contain cholesterol,so I have allowed only four prawns per serving. If you want to make it more substantial, you can add extra protein: such as tuna, chicken or turkey.

Serves 2
Drizzle of olive oil
2 salad onions or spring onions (scallions),peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove,peeled and crushed
1 tbsp soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
8 uncooked king prawns (jumbo shrimp)
Mixed salad leaves
1 ripe avocado
2 tomatoes, sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
Handful of fresh basil, torn
Handful of shelled pecan nuts

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.
Add the chopped salad onions, crushed garlic, soy sauce, black pepper and raw prawns.
Sauté until the prawns have turned pink all the way through.
Arrange the salad leaves, watercress, avocado and tomatoes in a big dish, then pour over the prawns and other cooked ingredients.
Squeeze over the lemon juice, sprinkle with torn basil and pecan nuts and serve.


  1. Quick, easy, and healthy recipes work for me, too!

  2. I love salads - especially when it's so hot outside.

  3. Thank you for the review. I will have to check it out.


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