Saturday, July 16, 2016

REVIEW/GIVEAWAY: It's All About The Food Not The Fork Cookbook!

Enter to WIN this Cookbook!

Hi guys! I feel like I haven't given back to my lovely readers in ages, so I do apologise for that. But that's about to change, because I was generously gifted an extra copy of It's All About The Food Not The Fork! Cookbook, so I'm finally running another Giveaway. Yay!

This book was written by Peter Morgan-Jones (with Lisa Greedy, Prudence Ellis and Danielle McIntosh), and the premise is quite an interesting one! The book was put together with the elderly in mind, people that are often overlooked in our society. Older people may have difficulty swallowing, or be physically incapable of holding a knife and fork. They may have dementia or have a reduced appetite. But why should they miss out? This book is full of delicious and nutritious recipes designed to be eaten easily and without cutlery. And even if you don't have older people in your life, this cookbook is still helpful, because if you need finger food ideas for a dinner party or to take to an event, Birthday Party or just over to a friend's house, there are '107 easy to eat meals in a mouthful' inside. Also, the portions are smaller, so this would be ideal if you are cooking for one. Even if none of those circumstances apply, the book is packed with very easy to make dinners, snacks, drinks and desserts that I'm sure would come in handy in your daily life!

Spinach, Feta & Zucchini Frittata recipe
Grilled Lamb Cutlets, Asparagus, Kipfler Potatoes & Mushrooms recipe

I love that there's a wide range of recipes in the cookbook. Recipes sections include Breakfast, Elevenses, Super Snacks, Just Desserts, Better Beverages, Fast Fuel, Sandwich Wrap, Vegies, Eggs and Dairy and there's even a very thoughtful Proudly Modified section. Most of the recipes are really easy, with only a few steps, which is great for people like me who freak out when presented with a complicated recipe with 500 ingredients and even more steps. No Masterchef Elimination Challenge recipes here!

My version of the Ham & Cheese English Muffin French Toast!
How it should look, lol.

Check out the above photo for my attempt at the Ham & Cheese English Muffin French Toast, which was delicious by the way! My only criticism is I'd love to see more photos of the food. There are a lot of pictures of the dishes, but I'd love to see a photo for all of them, so I know what it's supposed to look like! Other than that, this book is a real winner, and I can't wait to cook more dishes from it. I did plan on having the Duke Of Devonshire's Nut Biscuits (see photo below) made before this post went live, but the 32 hour Blackout we endured last week completely stuffed up my blog schedule, my cooking plans and basically anything needing electricity/hot water/internet/light/heating etc!

These look yummy!


GIVEAWAY!

THE PRIZE: 'It's All About The Food Not The Fork!' Cookbook, worth $39.95

It's easy to enter, just follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget below. Please note you must be a Max The Unicorn email subscriber and visit the Don't Give Me Eggs That Bounce Facebook page to enter. There are optional tasks, each getting you more entries and thus chances to win. After subscribing, remember to click the link in your email to complete the subscription process, otherwise it doesn't count! Although optional, it would be greatly appreciated if you 'liked' Max The Unicorn and Don't Give Me Eggs That Bounce Facebook pages (this is the title of another book written by Peter Morgan-Jones). Winner will be selected randomly by the Rafflecopter widget. Have fun and Good Luck!

~ This giveaway is open to Australian residents only, and will run for one week, from 17/07/16 - 24/07/16.
~ The winner will be notified via email and given 3 days to reply, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
~ Standard postage is included in the prize.
~ Winner must provide their Australian postal address for prize delivery.
~ Winner will be announced here on the blog and on the Max The Unicorn Facebook page.

Aaah yes, chocolatey goodness!

Don't miss a post!
Like Max The Unicorn on Facebook
Follow me on Instagram @shinyglitterbug
Follow me on Bloglovin'
Follow me on Twitter @ShinyGlitterBug
Subscribe via email (right sidebar)

Disclaimer: I was provided with one cookbook for review purposes and one for this giveaway. Reviews are my honest opinion. Please see the Disclosure page for further information.

What's your favourite finger food?


a Rafflecopter giveaway

64 comments:

  1. This cookbook looks perfect for me! I live alone and I don't cook a lot so I need simple recipes. :) Too bad I don't live in Australia so I could enter the giveaway! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no, sorry Paula! I need to do an international giveaway, I'm just not sure how high the postage costs would be. :)

      Delete
  2. As I sit here eating an apple with peanut butter for breakfast, that English muffin French toast looks damn appealing right now ...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, it would be nice to have time to make it every morning! I'm having Vegemite on toast.

      Delete
  3. love my buttered finger buns for a tasty belly snack and easy to prepare finger food

    ReplyDelete
  4. It all looks delicious. You had me at brownie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't wait to make those chocolate brownies!

      Delete
  5. We love easy finger foods like crackers, cheeses, scones, sandwiches, dips .. Anything that is yummy

    ReplyDelete
  6. I wasn't going to enter until I saw the Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie recipe! How could I not try to win a cookbook containing such a delicious recipe!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Easy to make is what I need, I am a terrible cook!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Mini quiches are great as finger foods.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice giveaway, I need some motivation to cook more. My fave finger food is sushi.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've never tried sushi. I like the novelty of those Sushi Train places though!

      Delete
  10. ahhhh looks so good!!! I'm a bit of a cook book collector. I need to start actually MAKING the food after reading the cook book though lol.

    Lily not Louise

    ReplyDelete
  11. My favourite finger food is definitely smoked salmon on crackers, with sour cream or creme fraiche, mixed with some horseradish and topped with a little dill. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love cheese platters with assorted dips, meats, crackers and fruit. Can happily sit there picking for ages. Sooo good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yum! Cheese platters are fantastic on lazy weekends. I'm dreaming of this for next weekend now!

      Delete
  13. I can eat cheese until the cows come home and love it with bikkies, dip or especially on nachos with lots of sour cream (drooling already nomnomnom)

    ReplyDelete
  14. A cookbook for the elderly and physically challenged is a wonderful thing. Eating well can be a common difficulty for the elderly and it impacts directly with their health so this is a great idea.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree. I love that they are not being overlooked, as is often the case.

      Delete
  15. Looks like a fabulous cookbook.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Spring rolls. They're simple to make in big batches and always a big hit with guests.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've never made them but I love eating them :)

      Delete
  17. I love plattery things - meats and cheeses and dolmades and dukkah with bread and oil . . . mmmmmm

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love any food but love a good platter full of yummy fruits and cheeses, but am very partial to a plate of sushi as well.

    ReplyDelete
  19. i love nachos finger food, tasty, healthy with a bit of naughtiness of cheese

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love to make mini pizzas for fun finger food, particularly when I have children with me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Such a fun activity and it's great getting the kids involved in cooking!

      Delete
  21. I love some easy bake spinach and cheese scrolls. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am hopeless at making scrolls but they do sound yummy!

      Delete
  22. Nachos, so quick and you can vary the toppings, and definitely tastes better eaten with fingers!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Now that looks like my kind of cookbook! My favourite finger food - CHOCOLATE of course!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Replies
    1. I wish I loved it, as I'm pretty sure it's healthy :)

      Delete
  25. Deep fried mozzarella sticks #youdidntsayithadtobehealthy

    ReplyDelete
  26. Pickled onions, Kabana and cheese

    ReplyDelete
  27. POTATO CHIPS AND DIP WITH CRACKERS

    ReplyDelete

Max and I love reading your comments! We will do our best to visit your blog and comment, too :)