“Quick Puttanesca Spaghetti” from “Bosh!”

Maureen: Meat free Monday! This is from the new cookbook.

Andrew (18): What’s the new cookbook all about?

Maureen (cautiously): It’s by two guys with beards. They’re obviously hipsters.

Nicholas (14, Suspiciously): But what’s it ABOUT? That doesn’t tell us anything.

Maureen: It’s all about healthy eating.

Andrew: And?

Maureen: OK. It’s vegetarian. [The table erupts with displeasure.]

Nicholas: A whole month of eating vegetarian? NO WAY.

Tim: I’m predicting this right now: you’re going to make maybe two things, we’re not going to like them, and then this book is going to the charity shop.

Maureen: We don’t know that. Maybe there will be lots of good things in there. This looks nice. Hang on, I have to take a picture before I put some parmesan cheese on it.

Tim: That’s not very vegan of you.

Nicholas: Wait a minute. Not only is it vegetarian, but it’s VEGAN? This gets worse and worse.

Maureen: How very open minded of all of you. Come on, we have to give it at try. It’s the whole point of the blog. This spaghetti is nice.

Andrew: Sure, it’s fine, but it’s better with cheese on it.

Maureen: I forgot how much chopping is involved with vegetarian meals. I’m definitely going to have to factor that into my prep schedule.

Tim: Sure, this spaghetti is good, but I’m still sure this cookbook will be off to the charity shop by the end of the month.

Maureen: We’ll see.

“Quick Puttanesca Spaghetti” from “Bosh!”

“Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, crunchy salad, garlic bread and silky chocolate ganache” from Jamie’s 30 minute meals

Time to table just over 34 minutes.

And there’s no conversation for this post, as it’s just me preparing, cooking, eating, tidying up and blogging away tonight.

But first, Jamie, if you’re reading this, my one small request about the next edition of this book would be for you to list the equipment needed for each recipe, especially if every minute needs to be accounted for. A small gripe, I know, but it’s difficult to keep with the flow when having to get more kit out all the time while trying to work to a deadline.

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