Susanne Mulholland  is ‘The Batch Lady’  

She cleverly takes the hassle out of mealtimes with recipes and tips on prepping meals in advance, in batches.

Her latest book Grab and Cook features 100 easy recipes, each one taking less than 15 minutes to prepare (and many only taking five).  They can be cooked immediately, or popped in the freezer for an easy meal, when needed. 

They cover a range of appliances and cooking methods, from pressure cookers to air fryers, helping you get ahead  and batch cook meals in advance. 

Susanne also gives all the tips you need on freezing and storing your food, making it a breeze to reheat cleverly prepared, delicious meals.

Saving you Money as well as Time

These prep ahead recipes mean you are making your own homemade ready meals, rather than overspending on highly processed ones from the supermarket.

Grab and Cook recipes use all raw ingredients and there is no prior cooking involved before freezing: you’re simply preparing the meal, then freezing it, for a fridge or freezer full of delicious homemade ‘ready meals’.

By using environmentally friendly, reusable freezer bags, filled with pre-chopped raw ingredients, Suzanne is changing how we scratch cook, helping those without time, confidence or inclination, still to have healthy, quality home cooked meals whenever needed. 

Fabulous Easy Recipes

In Grab and Cook you’ll find breakfast and brunch recipes (Raspberry, white chocolate and pecan brioche bake), light bites and lunches (Feta & spinach filo swirls), weeknight meals,Fakeaways (Satay Chicken Curry) as well as meals for family and friends, easy bakes (Chocolate chip stuffed cookies), and desserts (Hot Nutella Pots). 

The Batch Lady also includes practical advice on managing and organising your freezer and kitchen, plus tips to empower children in the kitchen with suitable recipes for them to cook. 

She guides you through meal planning for the week, so you get ahead and in control, not only of your meals, but of your food shopping and budget. 

Here’s a recipe from the book for you to try:

For the recipe click this link Creamy sausage and cannellini one pot

And another delicious recipe – click Feta and spinach swirls


And last, but by no means least, do try this fabulous recipe for a scrumptious dessert Raspberry, white choc, pecan bake

Extracted from The Batch Lady Grab and Cook by Suzanne Mulholland (Ebury Press, £22). Photography by Andrew Hayes-Watkins.