I was asked to review the new 'The Rugby Pantry' cook book, written by Amber Vito and Daisy Dagg, the wives of well known NZ rugby players Victor Vito and Israel Dagg, a few weeks ago. I'm so glad I agreed to- it's a really great cook book for anyone wanting lots of ideas for family friendly meals, yummy snacks, and some delicious deserts and sweet treats too. The instructions are really easy to follow which is always a bonus, plus the book has photo's and 'behind the scenes' snippets about the lives of these two well known rugby families. A friend of mine who is a really good cook and loves cook books had a flick through it the other day at my house and promptly went out and bought it so it must be a goodie!
I had a go at three recipes from the cook book...
For desert I made the 'Banana Caramel Pudding' which the kids loved- my desert repertoire consists of apple crumble and chocoalte molten puddings so it was good to try a new recipe- this was delicious with some vanilla ice cream.
I've been meaning to make some bliss balls for a while so these 'Balls of Goodness' were a great recipe to follow with lots of good healthy ingredients things such as chia seeds, LSA and coconut oil. I added some dried apricots to mine and two out of three kids loved them ( I have one kid who eats pretty much everything and then two kids who never like the same things!) They are great for a mid morning or mid afternoon snack, plus a great addition to lunch boxes.
Next on my list of things to try are the Cheese and Onion Scones, the Buttery Fish with Lemon Sauce and Greek Salad, and the kids really want me to make the Afghans (yum). I read somewhere recently that most people only cook 2 recipes on average from each cook book they buy so I'm already onto a winner with this one!
If you would like to see some more recipes and reviews about the cook book from other bloggers then check out the blog tour list below- Penny from Little Housewife has shared a recipe from the cook book for 'Crispy Skin Salmon with Balsamic Glaze and Kumara Mash'
and Melissa from The Best Nest has a copy of 'The Rugby Pantry' to giveaway! Go to her Facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/thebestnest
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and check out their website for lots more delicious recipes http://therugbypantry.com
Thanks for reading and happy cooking :)