Food: Wow, right now!

You are short on time but still want fresh-made family dinners. Clodagh McKenna’s stunning dishes can be made in as little as 10 minutes (yes, really)

Turbo tempeh tacos

Turbo tempeh tacos


As a chef I talk to people about food every day – in person, on Instagram and even in the street. They share their food preferences and tell me where to find the best ingredients. But the number-one topic is time – more specifically, how little they have, and how that affects what they cook and when they cook it.

It is my passion to help others cook more often. It improves everything in our lives – physical and mental wellbeing. It doesn’t matter how hard my day may be, I give myself a small gift of a home-cooked meal at night to make me feel better.

So I decided that I would write a book about time. In Minutes contains 80 quick and flavorful recipes that you can prepare from start to finish in just 10-20 minutes. Soon they’ll be your weekly staples.

I hope you enjoy these recipes and they make your everyday cooking more enjoyable, easy, and delicious. Just make sure to pop on your favourite disco tunes and have fun while you’re cooking!

Creamy forest pasta

Moroccan spiced lamb

Creamy forest pasta; Moroccan spiced lamb




In Minutes by Clodagh McKenna will be published by Kyle Books on 28 October, price £20. To preorder a copy for £17 until 7 November, go to or call 020 3308 9193. Free UK delivery on orders over £20.