The No Recipe Cookbook: Quick and Easy Healthy Meals to Save Money, Time, and Calories

· Samantha Pillay
1 review

About this ebook

Change your cooking, change your life!

Learning to cook without a recipe can take the stress out of meal planning and cooking.

If you’re someone who enjoys browsing the cooking section of your local bookshop, looking for new inspiration, glossy pictures and recipes… put this book down immediately! It’s not for you. 

But if you

·        can’t cook

·        don’t enjoy cooking

·        are too busy to cook

·        have never prepared a meal

·        would like to save money

·        would like to lose weight by eating out less often, or

·        just want to be more efficient in the kitchen

 Then this book is the answer to all your mealtime prayers.

Foreword by Australian of the Year 2020 Dr James Muecke

In my medical career, I’ve seen so many people who simply lack the tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle. This book will give you some of these tools.

If you don’t know how to cook or just want to limit the amount of unhealthy takeaway food you eat, The No Recipe Cookbook could be the help you need to change your life. Dr Pillay’s simple, straightforward method is easy to follow and will have you eager to get into the kitchen and start experimenting. Most of her meal ideas really are faster than ordering a takeaway and they’re definitely healthier.

If this book can help even a handful of people to start cooking for themselves, it will be a step in the right direction. Let’s all get into the kitchen and start taking back control over what we eat.

Your health is in your hands.

Dr James Muecke AM MBBS (Hons) FRANZCO, Australian of the Year 2020

Ophthalmologist, Chairman Sight For All

Ratings and reviews

1 review
Jamie Jack
March 14, 2021
Recipes Written Like Open-Ended Procedures This book’s title is a bit of a misnomer, as it is full of what I would call recipes. They simply aren't written in a traditional format with a fixed ingredient list and set of directions. Most are ideas with procedures and suggested ingredients; many are left very open to interpretation. The book starts with a long tip section. The author stated people who don't cook often (or at all) could use this book, but I think this section might be a bit much for the true rank beginners as much information in this section requires a level of greater cooking knowledge than a non-cook has. (In some places throughout the book, she actually has sections specifically meant for people who don't cook much.) The bulk of the book is main dishes, with smaller sections for lunches, desserts, and breakfast. You will get the author's “no recipe” recipe for things like muesli, soup, meaty main dishes, and simple desserts. These non-recipes are written in a lot of detail, as the author is more trying to teach you a process or procedure rather than give you a specific recipe with a set list of ingredients. The author is Australian, so some foods mentioned are stated in Australian terminology, and when she provides measurements (which isn’t often), they are in metric. I am a vegetarian, and I felt like the book needed a few more vegetarian and vegan friendly recipes; the book really is meat focused in the main dish and lunch sections. Despite its flaws and idiosyncrasies, this book got me thinking about ways I can better incorporate simple cooking procedures and dishes into my cooking routine to make my food both more healthful and easier to make. I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
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About the author

Dr Samantha Pillay is a urologist specialising in incontinence surgery. She is an advocate for public health, education, and financial security. She is a single mother, surgeon, businesswoman, educator, public speaker, and director of a successful practice, Continence Matters, while managing her physical limitations from a medical condition from birth. Her skills to communicate in simple ‘how to cook’ language encourages newcomers to take the leap and develop an important life skill.

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