Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ADELAIDE, Australia - Jan 11, 2016 - Do you end up having the same thing for lunch each day? Perhaps it’s a sandwich you cobble together before racing off to work or something you pick up at lunchtime and spend far too much money on. Maybe your midday meal is just an afterthought.
Hopefully Julia Barnard’s new book Vegetarian Lunches for Two: all your lunch box and weekend meals planned for a year will change all that.
“I realised I was probably not alone when it came to having the same old sandwich each day” Julia Barnard said. “I would get to lunchtime and would struggle to think of something exciting to eat. So I decided to do something about it and have given the humble lunch box a complete makeover”.
All the planning and organising has been done for you. Lunches are prepared the night before and there is a new menu to look forward to each week. A comprehensive shopping list for the week is given so you will know exactly what ingredients you will need. Simply follow the daily instructions and you will have an exciting lunch to look forward to each day. To save time and reduce waste you will make the most of different ingredients and your freezer is put to good use. The meals are perfect for two people and you will not go hungry.
Julia Barnard has been a vegetarian since 1995. It was one of the easiest changes she ever made. In 2003 Julia, she moved to Australia from the UK and this is when she got really excited by food. The fantastic fresh produce available together with the lack of ready meals started a love of cooking. Over the years it became apparent how easy it is to cook from scratch as well as how enjoyable. Her first cookbook Vegetarian Tapas: 150 quick and delicious snacks and bites for sharing was published in 2012.
Here are a few tips from Julia Barnard to help you get the most from your lunches.
1. Maximise your ingredients
Make the most of leftovers, saving you time and reducing waste. Make a batch of vegetables at the start of the week then turn it into different lunches. Add some couscous for a salad, make a frittata, stuff a pita, even make a soup.
2. Make good use of your freezer
Don’t throw away unused tortilla wraps. Simply seal them up and pop them in the freezer. The same goes for rolls, bread, muffins, bagels, soups. Many different foods can be frozen.
3. Try different breads
If all you have time to do is make a sandwich, spend a moment browsing the bakery aisle of your supermarket and pick up something different. There are many different varieties of bread available as well as rolls, pitas, flatbreads and wraps. It’s a simple way to vary your lunch.
4. Don’t be afraid of canned goods
Canned beans, lentils, potatoes and corn are perfect for lunch as there is no preparation needed. Simply drain, add a few fresh ingredients and a dressing and you have lunch.
5. Make a simple dressing
Dressings are simple to make and will transform a salad. Mix extra virgin olive oil with half the amount of vinegar or lemon or lime juice. You can add spices, herbs and even mustard according to your preference.
To see all the lunches from Vegetarian Lunches for Two visit http://veggielunches.com, where you can also download a free preview.
Book Details and Purchase Information
Book Title: Vegetarian Lunches for Two: all your lunch box and weekend meals planned for a year
By: Julia Barnard
Published by: MTC Books
Softcover Print ISBN: 9780980759082
Available for Sale at: Amazon and all major online retailers http://www.amazon.com/Vegetarian-Lunches-Two-weekend-plan… Source :
Business Info : MTC Books