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Simply Nigella is the perfect antidote to our busy lives: a calm and glad celebration of food to soothe and uplift.

‘Part of the balance of life lies in understanding that different days require different ways of eating . . . ’

Whatever the occasion, food – in the making and the eating – should always be pleasurable. Simply Nigella taps into the rhythms of our cooking lives, with recipes that are uncomplicated, relaxed and yet always satisfying.

From quick and calm suppers (Miso Salmon, Cauliflower & Cashew Nut Curry) to stress-free ideas when catering for a crowd (Chicken Traybake with Bitter Orange & Fennel), or the instant joy of bowlfood for cosy nights on the sofa (Thai Noodles with Cinnamon and Prawns), here is food guaranteed to make everyone feel good.

Whether you need to create some breathing space at the end of a long week (Asian-Flavoured Short Ribs), indulge in a sweet treat (Lemon Pavlova, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots) or wake up to a strength-giving breakfast (Toasty Olive Oil Granola), Nigella’s new cookbook is filled with recipes destined to become firm favourites.

Simply Nigella is the perfect antidote to our busy lives: a calm and glad celebration of food to soothe and uplift.


Contents:

Quick & Calm: Food that restores equilibrium at the end of the working day, and helps you decompress deliciously. Feel good with simple suppers like Miso Salmon, Halloumi With Quick Sweet Chilli Sauce or Cauliflower & Cashew Nut Curry.

Bowlfood: A fresh and uplifting take on comfort food. Whether it's Thai Noodles With Cinnamon & Prawns, Warm Spiced Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad with Pomegranate Seeds or Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese, this is food that restores, uplifts and brings serenity.

Dine: Picky bits to serve with drinks and reliable recipes for feeding friends: dinner ideas like Oven-Cooked Chicken Shawarma, Lamb Ribs with Nigella & Cumin Seeds, Chicken Traybake With Bitter Orange & Fennel, and Butternut & Halloumi Burgers.

Breathe: Cooking that buys you breathing space, conjuring up meals in a low oven or slow cooker, and embraces the relaxing joys of make-ahead meals. Savour slow-cooking with Beef Chilli with Bourbon, Beer & Black Beans, Slow-Cooked Black Treacle Ham, Make-Ahead Mash and Slow-Cooker Cuban Black Beans.

Sides: Vegetables, sauces and pickles to support and bolster any meal. These are side dishes that shine: Chilli, Garlic & Ginger Sauce, Roast Radishes, and Sweet & Sour Slaw add warmth and colour to any table.

Sweet: Desserts, puddings and treats for special occasions, including dairy-free and gluten-free cakes and bakes for everyone to enjoy. Keep it sweet with Lemon Pavlova, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots, and the beguiling Dark and Sumptuous Chocolate Cake.

Beginnings: Breakfasts to look forward to, that make you start your day gratefully, joyfully and deliciously. Make ahead Pomegranate Muesli, breakfast instantly with Maple Pecan No-Wait, No-Cook Oats, or linger over Oven-Baked Egg Hash.

Reviews

Nigella Lawson’s How to Eat is one of my favourite cookbooks of all time. And with Simply Nigella she has written an equal to her great work, a wonderful volume containing page after page of things you actually want to cook. Who could resists oxtail on toast, Malaysian red-cooked chicken and smoky salted caramel sauce? It’s a cookbook to adore, the sort that will become cracked and stained with constant loving use.

Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday

An array of easy post-work suppers, cosy bowls of deliciousness and satisfying sweet treats

Grazia

A complete pleasure

Cathy Rentzenbrink, Prima

Packed with recipes that make a perfect antidote to the busiest time of the year

Tamsin Burnett-Hall, Sainsbury's Magazine

’Simply Nigella’ is the perfect antidote to our busy lives, a calm and delightful celebration of food that soothes and uplifts

Blacknet

Nigella has not disappointed with this spectacular book – it’s guaranteed to be a kitchen stalwart for years to come!

Great British Food

A wonderful collection of feel good food!

Hot Brands Cool Places

Her best yet. A beauty of a book.

Jeanette Winterson, Guardian

Nigella Lawson is one of the best and most influential of British food writers.

Ruth Rogers, co-author of The River Cafe Cookbook

You made me realise that every meal is a celebration. You didn’t teach me how to cook. You taught me how to eat.

Nigel Slater, Observer

I love Nigella Lawson’s writing and I love her recipes

Delia Smith

Miss Lawson is the Thinking Person’s Cook. She tells stories, she explains why things must be the way she says they must be... enlightenment and sensual pleasure

Jeanette Winterson, The Times

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Formats & editions

Also by Nigella Lawson

At My Table
Eating
Nigella Bites (Nigella Collection)
Nigella Kitchen
Nigella Summer
Nigella Quick Collection for iPad
Nigellissima
Feast
Kitchen
Nigella Quick Collection iPhone App
Nigella Express
Nigella Christmas
Forever Summer
Nigella Bites
How To Be A Domestic Goddess
How To Eat

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