Hot on the heels of Margaret Hirsch’s popular Vegetarian Cook Book, is Luci Hirsch Jackson’s cleverly put together “Mum’s On The Run” a recipe book for busy mothers and wives.
Luci, the mother of Declan (4) and Connor (3), has concentrated on meals that are quick, easy and nutritious – highlighting the nutritional aspects of certain key ingredients in most recipes. Who knew, for instance that the Brinjal contains a good portion of essential B-complex vitamins? This is mentioned in the recipe of the beautifully illustrated Mediterranean Mezza Roll-ups. She has also given tips and advice on microwave and combination cooking – the way to go for busy Mum’s.
The Dessert section in the book contains some of the most exciting, deliciously appetizing recipes! The mini Pavlova meringues are a sure winner – colourfully ornamental and packed with healthy things like blueberries, strawberries and flavoured yoghurt.
While compiling this easy to follow well illustrated cook book, Luci had the help of Cheryl Aitken, a registered dietician, who gave her dietary advice on each recipe. She also had the help of the very knowledgeable Vanessa de Beer, who runs a catering business in Portugal and who helped put together the At Home With Hirsch’s recipe book and Margaret’s Living The Vegetarian Life Cook book.