Bosh!

Recently with my OH taking up veganism, he decided that he would purchase a few cookbooks to see if he could get a couple of recipes that we as a family would eat. The First of these books was Bosh!

Bosh! Simple Recipes, amazing food, all plants

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby

Consisting of over 140 recipes, all plant-based and very easily made using up essentials that everyone should have in their cupboards. Some of the images in the book had my mouth watering just looking at them. The book itself is written by 2 friends, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, and who have been called the Jamie Olivers of the vegan world. They have also, as you can see by the sticker on the front of the book, been highly commemorated by the Hairy Bikers. Something that I think is very noteworthy.

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The book is split up into 8 sections to make it easier for you to decide what you are wanting to cook.

  1. Quick Eats
  2. Big Eats
  3. Showpieces
  4. Greens & Bosh! Bowls
  5. Smale Plates & Sharers
  6. Cocktails
  7. Desserts
  8. Breakfasts

They have also written down all meals and the pages numbers so they are easier to find in the book. and have sections where it tells you about the equipment you may need, the essential items you should always have in your cupboards and a section on nutrition which my OH found to be very helpful when he was working out his needs, etc

Rogan Bosh

The first recipe that he tried his hand at, at the request of me, was the Rogan Bosh. He was so into the making of it he forgot to take any images so here’s the image from the book of what the meal should look like. I don’t think his looked quite so pretty but it sure was tasty. He did make a couple of changes to the recipe as I didn’t think I would be able to handle the hot chili flakes as much as he could, so instead, he added a mild curry powder. I think though, the next batch he makes, I will get him to add the flakes because the curry just didn’t have that spicy kick that I like.

The next recipe he tried was the sweet pepper wraps. He had planned to have this for his lunch but found that they were so feeling that when it came to dinner-time he wasn’t hungry. Again, he forgot the take that many images and he wouldn’t give me any of the ones he took to use here, so, unfortunately, I don’t have any.

The recipe in the book serves 6-8 people, so he had to do a few adjustments with the measurements, and even then, he found he still had quite a bit of the ingredients left over. Because of this, I found myself having one for dinner; but unlike my OH, who said he could eat them every day, I don’t think I would be able to as I’m not a big fan of kidney beans, which this recipe calls for. I wouldn’t mind eating them every so often though.

Overall the book in my eyes has been a great success in our house. The ingredients used are for common man and the recipes are easy to follow. I may even try a few of them myself in the coming weeks. Costing £7.99 at the time of publishing this post through Amazon.co.uk for prime members, I think it was well worth the money.

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