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Book Review: The “I’ve no time to cook” Book by Veena Gidwant

by Enakshi J

Title The “I’ve no time to cook” Book

Author: Veena Gidwant
Publisher: Half Baked Beans Publishers
Rating: 3.5/5

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.
~Bethenny Frankel

With the deadlines hovering over our minds, the managers shouting their heads off and the home demanding the most time, we would be fools to not say that life is just a bowl of cherries, isn’t it? Time is precious and all our ancestors have already implanted this idea in our minds but one thing they forgot to implant is that time for self is precious too.

Coming to the point, I bet most of us (women or men, maybe) don’t have time to cook, right? Even if we like cooking, the strenuous office hours make that liking go away in a split second and for those moments when we feel like eating something good without having to invest much time in cooking, Veena Gidwani’s ‘The ‘I have no time to cook’ book’ comes to our rescue. The recipes are one of the simplest recipes but the plus point is that they hardly take any time. Say for an instance, “Egg Boats” or “Kabuli Chana Chaat”- these are perfect for a healthy breakfast and who said these are time-consuming to prepare?

Not only does this book offers recipes for snack-time but also offers some mouth-watering recipes for full course meal like “Peshawari Murgh Tangdi” and “Dahi Kadhi”. Moreover, the presentation of the content on glossy pages and the hardback cover of the book forces one to go through the neat print.

I am not a very big fan of cooking and owing to my busy work schedule, I seldom get the urge to prepare a lavish meal but looking at this book, things have started to change. I tried making “Paneer Tikka” and turned out to be a success.

Regarding the technicalities of the book, it would be right if I said that the title of the book is too long. It could have been shorter. With a creative cover, the book does not fail to leave a lasting impression. I would like to compliment the quality offered by Half Baked Beans; it is top notch! However, I wanted the images in the book to be clearer. Some of them were too blurred.

But all said and done, the book definitely aces the test. A good quick guide is what I would like calling it. Do give it a read.

Best wishes!

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Review copy: Provided by Half Baked Beans

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