Parragon Book Buddy – “On the table in 30: One Pot”

Parragon Books On the table in 30 One Pot

This month I have yet another great cookbook I would like to tell you about. This time it is “On the table in 30: One Pot” 60 super speedy recipes.

We all know that in this fast moving world time is of an essence and sometimes we really can’t spare half of the day for cooking a meal. I know someone who would really like that; stay in the kitchen all day and “play” with food creating some amazing dishes for others to enjoy, but the reality is cruel and there is no time for it. “On the table in 30: One Pot” is a perfect cookbook for anyone who wants to enjoy a nice healthy meal, which can be prepared fast and with use of only one cooking dish.Parragon Cook Book On the table in 30 One Pot

“On the table in 30: One Pot” is split into four main parts:

  • Super-quick poultry
  • Made-in-minutes meat
  • Fast fish & seafood
  • Speedy veggies & beans

Plus there is an introduction and a chapter on useful information.

Every recipe includes a list of ingredients, picture of the dish and clear method on how to make it which is written giving you time indicators (30 minutes to go, 15 minutes to go, 5 minutes to go etc). This layout is actually very handy, as it gives you precise instruction and a countdown to when your meal will be on the table.

I studied this book for a while searching for meals to cook, checking differences in methods and getting a general feel for it. There are a lot of lovely recipes in there.

One of my favourite must be Spicy Bean Chilli. It is really easy and straightforward. It calls for a lot of store cupboards ingredients so it can be made without any special preparations and trips to the store. I didn’t try to make it as yet, but it is on top of my list and I will share with you once I make it… for now enjoy this Spicy Bean Chilli picture from the book.

Parragon Books On the table in 30 One Pot Spicy Bean Chilli

There are a lot of cookbooks on the market these days… some of them are better than others and some are just perfect. I would include “On the table in 30: One Pot” into the perfect cookbook category and let me tell you why… Mainly because it has a great selection of fast recipes, which can suit every household taste including any vegetarians at the table; but that’s not all… As I mentioned at the beginning “On the table in 30: One Pot” contains an introduction and a chapter on useful information. The introduction part gives you great hints and tips for quick preparation and cooking shortcuts. The useful information part has a lot of really useful information; strange I know! 😉 It talks about essential equipment, covers all preparation techniques and “supermarkets cheats” (you will have to get the book if you want to know what they are, my lips are sealed) and it has a clear temperature and measurement guide.

Parragon Cook Books On the table in 30 One Pot

I think this book will make a great addition to any cookbook collection but specifically I would recommend it to any new cooks, students and people always in a hurry, who are fed up of take away dishes and would love to eat a home cooked meal for a change.

Do you have any tips on how to speed up the cooking process in general?

Parragon Books On the table in 30 One Pot Spicy Bean Chilli Recipe

On the table in 30: One Pot:
ISBN 978-1-4723-4439-7
Published by Parragon Books Ltd in 2014
Part of Love Food
Number of pages: 175
RRP: £12

* I received this book for free from Parragon as a part of my Book Buddy pack.


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33 responses to “Parragon Book Buddy – “On the table in 30: One Pot”

  1. As a busy stay at home mum of two kiddiwinks, giving the family a decent quick meal is a must, and a one-pot meal is an extra bonus (no washing up!!!) xxx

  2. seems like a great book, we’re always rushing in our house x

  3. Love one pot meals – so much less washing up. This books sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love 1 pot meals that are simple to make! This looks delicious!

  5. Sharon Phillips

    I love the one pot meals. Especially when I can throw in the crock in the morning and it be done that evening. I like the sound of the Spicy Chili myself.

  6. partydollmanila

    I love this. While others have the entire day playing around the kitchen, others can’t so this is really helpful. I have to grab a copy of this

  7. One pot! That’s great. I hate doing dishes. This looks fabulous! Gig love 🙂

  8. I am not particularly fond of cooking and so i’m a huge fan of one pot meals! 🙂 I shall try this out

    Gig Love,
    Siew Hui

  9. one pot recipes are great and the fact you dirty one dish to cook is beyond awesome! I hate doing dishes lol

  10. OMG they look sooooo delicious! If only I can cook so too! xD
    Nice post ^^


  11. Yum.. they look delicious indeed.. Great post.. Gig love

  12. Awesome recipes. Something quick, easy and delicious is what everyone needs nowadays.

  13. This looks delicious and so simple to do, I think I may very well try this. Great recipe!

  14. Looks like an amazing cookbook – Thanks for sharing!! I love how colorful, bright, and healthy your dish looks! ❤ GIGLove

  15. what I don’t like about cookbooks is the difficulty in finding the ingredients. I hate how it’s so easy to find something yummy on a book, yet really hard to find the ingredients in it.

  16. This sounds like an awesome cookbook, but I guess it’s gonna be hard to find all the specific ingredients.

    • Actually no.
      Most of recipes in this book do not call for “weird” ingredients, they are really simple recipes and a lot of them use your “ordinary” every day products.

  17. That looks like a great recipe book.. It’s good that they put the measurement there too..

  18. The book cover almost made me drool because of all the food there. LOL I’m not really a good cook so this cook book will be very helpful for me! Thanks for sharing!

  19. i would definitely need this! i love doing everything in one pot where everything soaks up all the flavours

  20. seem like a great book…..i will look for this when i have my own hse..

  21. Wohhaa!! This sounds so delicious . I love one pot meals x

  22. im very lazy to cook, but when I do, I always find ways to make it faster and easier… 🙂

  23. This looks delicious.. Would like to try it all ! 🙂 GiG

  24. OMG I need that recipe! I love veggies, so I’ am very curious now lol

  25. Yummmy!!! That looks delicious! I love one pot recipes. Makes everything so much easier!

  26. very interesting review..
    which is im so lazy to cook beside that my mom doenst always having time to cooking for me either 😦
    thank you! very recommended!

  27. That looks delicious. And looks healthy too. But I am too lazy to cook 😀

  28. Great review and it’s an awesome cookbook! Gonna introduce this to my mom 😛

  29. what a lovely cook book and quick food are the best for the kids x

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