Salmon with Lee’s Sriracha + Lime

Salmon with Lee’s Sriracha + lime

Salmon with Lee’s Sriracha + lime, excerpted from the book IT’S ALL GOOD: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen. Photography by Ditte Isager.

IT’S ALL GOOD: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen .

Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!

An avid foodie, Paltrow was concerned that so many restrictions would make mealtime boring, so, together with Julia Turshen, she compiled a collection of 185 delicious, easy recipes that followed her doctor’s guidelines. And it worked! After changing her diet, Paltrow healed totally, felt more energetic and looked great. Now, in It’s All Good, she shares the go-to dishes that have become the baseline for the restorative diet she turns to whenever she feels she needs it. Recipes include: Huevos Rancheros, Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, even Power Brownies, Banana “Ice Cream,” and more!

It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca (more…)

Quick Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Quick Chill-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Quick Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes, excerpted from the book PLANT-POWERED PROTEIN: 125 RECIPES FOR USING TODAY’S AMAZING MEAT ALTERNATIVES by Nava Atlas. Copyright © 2020 by Nava Atlas. Photography by Hannah Kaminsky.

PLANT-POWERED PROTEIN: 125 RECIPES FOR USING TODAY’S AMAZING MEAT ALTERNATIVES by Nava Atlas.Whether you’re exploring vegan options for environmental, ethical, or health reasons, Nava Atlas’s protein-focused recipes extend a warm welcome to the plant-powered protein revolution!

Today’s innovative meat alternatives prove you don’t have to sacrifice meaty flavors to enjoy a plant-based diet. You’ll discover new ways to prepare familiar favorites, from nostalgic classics to bold global fare with dishes are kinder to the earth and better for you.

Plant-Powered Protein offers 125 recipes for using plant-based proteins thoughtfully, incorporating whole foods and fresh vegetables. Bridging the divide between the traditional comfort food diet and the whole food plant-based approach, you’ll find an array of flavorful, easy recipes including:

  • Soups and stews like New England Clamless Chowder and Beefy Barley & Bean Stew
  • Comfort favorites like Classic Meat Loaf and Italian-Style Sausage & Peppers
  • Global-inspired dishes like Korean Bulgogi Bowls, Mongolian-ish Beef, and Thai-Inspired Beefy Salad
  • Diner specialties like Gyros, Philly Cheesesteaks, and “Tuna” Melts;
  • Indulgent eats like Carne Asada Fries; Pulled Protein Tacos, and Baked Spaghetti Pie
  • Brunch winners like Biscuits with Sausage Gravy and Spicy Chorizo Tofu Scramble.

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Sun House Chile Eggs

Sun House Chile Eggs

Sun House Chile Eggs, excerpted from East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing by Meera Sodha © 2020 Reproduced by permission of Flatiron Books. All rights reserved.

East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing by Meera Sodha.

Modern, vibrant, fuss-free food made from easy-to-find ingredients, East is a must-have whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food.

Meera Sodha‘s stunning new collection features brand-new recipes from a wide range of Asian cuisines. This cookbook is a collaboration between Sodha and the East Asian and South East Asian home cooks and gourmet chefs who inspired her along the way. There are noodles, curries, rice dishes, tofu, salads, sides, and sweets, all easy to make and bursting with exciting flavours.

Taking you from India to Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan, by way of China, Thailand, and Vietnam, East will show you how to whip up a root vegetable laksa and a chard, potato, and coconut curry; how to make kimchi pancakes, delicious dairy-free black dal and chili tofu. There are sweet potato momos for snacks and unexpected desserts like salted miso brownies and a no-churn Vietnamese coffee ice cream.

East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Chunky Vegetable Soup

Chunky Vegetable Soup

Chunky Vegetable Soup, Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple by Jacques Pépin. Photography by Tom Hopkins.

Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple

You don’t need a kitchen brigade, decades-honed skills, or expensive ingredients to cook and eat like master chef Jacques Pépin.

Just like the rest of us, he doesn’t always have as much time or energy as he’d like to put together a satisfying meal. So, he came up with Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, 250 recipes for surprisingly achievable, impressive fare.

Covering homemade staples and every course, with tips for kitchen tools and equipment, pantry staples, and techniques to simplify and improve every dish you make, this foundational, classic collection is essential for every busy home cook who refuses to eat poorly.

Dine on the Braised Short Ribs in Red Wine Sauce that Jacques is proud to serve, prepared in under an hour. Or, for healthier fare, Suprêmes of Chicken with Paprika comes together in under thirty minutes. Originally published as The Short-Cut Cook, this revised edition is a testament to Jacques’ timeless food and advice and now includes beautiful photographs.

Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar, Very Merry Cocktails: 50+ Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season. Photography by Ren Fuller.

Very Merry Cocktails features more than 50 festive cocktail recipes.

This book has something for every holiday occasion, whether a kid-friendly cookie party, an elegant New Year’s Eve soirée or a cozy night in for two.

Recipes range from timeless classics and classics with a twist to party punchbowls and zero-proof libations.

• A perfect stocking stuffer year after year
• Includes both cocktails and mocktails
• Brimming with vibrant photography

Make and enjoy seasonal drinks like Hot Buttered Rum, the Holiday Bellini, ‘Tis the Season Sangria, and Foamy Mexican Hot Chocolate.

With just the right amount of Christmas kitsch, this is an essential collection for cocktail enthusiasts, holiday hosts, and anyone who loves the holiday season. (more…)

Victoria Sponge

Victoria Sponge

Victoria Sponge, excerpted from The French Laundry, Per Se by Thomas Keller (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2020. Photographs by Deborah Jones.

The French Laundry, Per Se by Thomas Keller Bound by a common philosophy, linked by live video, staffed by a cadre of inventive and skilled chefs, the kitchens of Thomas Keller’s celebrated restaurants—The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Per Se, in New York City—are in a relationship unique in the world of fine dining.

Ideas bounce back and forth in a dance of creativity, knowledge, innovation, and excellence. It’s a relationship that’s the very embodiment of collaboration, and of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. And all of it is captured in The French Laundry, Per Se, with meticulously detailed recipes for 70 beloved dishes, including Smoked Sturgeon Rillettes on an Everything Bagel, “The Whole Bird,” Tomato Consommé, Celery Root Pastrami, Steak and Potatoes, Peaches ’n’ Cream and Victoria Sponge Cake.

Just reading these recipes is a master class in the state of the art of cooking today. We learn to use a dehydrator to intensify the flavour and texture of fruits and vegetables. To make the crunchiest coating with a cornstarch–egg white paste and potato flakes. To limit waste in the kitchen by fermenting vegetable trimmings for sauces with an unexpected depth of flavour. And that essential Keller trait, to take a classic and reinvent it: like the French onion soup, with a mushroom essence stock and garnish of braised beef cheeks and Comté mousse, or a classic crème brûlée reimagined as rich, creamy ice cream with a crispy sugar tuile to mimic the caramelized coating.

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Double Pepperoni & Spicy Honey Pizza

Double Pepperoni & Spicy Honey Pizza

Double Pepperoni & Spicy Honey Pizza, excerpted from Pizza: History, recipes, stories, people, places, love. By Thom Elliot and James Elliot. Photography by Dave Brown.

Pizza: History, recipes, stories, people, places, love

Everyone loves pizza, right? Saver of parties, empty fridges and hangovers the world over—pizza has come to the rescue of the human race more times than is worth counting. So, if you can’t imagine your world without dough, cheese and tomato, then this is the book for you.

All things pizza are here—from its history and family tree to world-famous pizzerias and even exploration into the pizza variants we love to hate (hamburger crust pizza anyone?). The Pizza Pilgrims, Thom and James Elliot, have spent years researching the best pizza that the world has to offer and producing their own pizzas across 16 restaurants in the UK (and counting).

Alongside pizza maps of their favourite global pizza cities (so you can conduct your very own pizza pilgrimage) the book is also packed with over 30 recipes to make sure you finally delete your local takeaway from speed dial #1. From a New York slice to true Neapolitan pizza made in a frying pan, Pizza offers classic and new creations, including guest chefs’ signature takes, and the Pilgrims’ very own Nutella pizza ring!

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Flourless Almond & Orange Cake

Flourless Almond & Orange Cake

Flourless Almond & Orange Cake, Rustica: Delicious Recipes for Village-style Mediterranean food by Theo A. Michaels. Photography by Mowie Kay.

Rustica: Delicious Recipes for Village-style Mediterranean food by Theo A. Michaels

The Mediterranean diet has long been famed for the proven lifetime benefits of eating simply prepared, seasonal foods. There are pockets of people in the Mediterranean countries (and further afield) who are living longer than most; these communities are most often found in rural villages where they grow their own produce and keep livestock.

Chef Theo Michaels explores this concept of “eating like a villager” and this new collection of recipes was born from conversations he has had with his family about life in Cyprus 60 years ago when growing produce and keeping a few animals was the norm.

He celebrates a way of eating based on these principles through his delicious yet simple food. It’s a modern, mindful, and relaxed way to eat well with no need to adhere to a prescribed diet—no strict regimes, just sensible portion sizes, no processed foods, and a few treats—simple, frugal and honest. In practice, it means cooking with what is in season, enjoying a good intake of vegetables, fruit, grains and legumes; eating fish and seafood in moderation and reducing meat consumption.

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Reindeer Bakewell Tarts

Reindeer Bakewell Tarts

Reindeer Bakewell Tarts, Christmas with Kim-Joy: A Festive Collection of Edible Cuteness. Photography by Ellis Parrinder.

Christmas with Kim-Joy

Kim-Joy’s baked creations have charmed fans since she was in the final of the Great British Bake Off 2018. Following on from her bestselling debut book, Baking with Kim-Joy, she’s turning to everyone’s favourite time of year —Christmas!

Sharing her simple decorating techniques and her delicious flavour combinations, Kim-Joy will delight novice and seasoned bakers with— amongst many others—her melted snowman cake pops, white chocolate igloos with marshmallow seals, penguin bao buns and incredible inspiration for designing your own magical gingerbread village.

Whether you’re after ideas for edible Christmas gifts or bigger bakes to feed friends and family, you’ll find a treasure trove of adorable recipes here that will melt everyone’s heart.

Christmas 2020 is officially set to be the sweetest Christmas on record! (more…)

Snowmen Faces Cookies

Snowmen Faces Cookies

Snowmen Faces Cookies, excerpted from Christmas Cookies: More than 60 recipes for adorable festive bakes by Hannah Miles (Ryland Peters & Small). Photography by Steve Painter.

Christmas Cookies

There is nothing as cozy as a day spent baking in the holiday season—filling the house with the scent of warm, sweet dough and producing delicious treats that raise a smile even before a single bite is taken out of them!

The book features tips on how to host your Christmas “cookie exchange” from clever ways to display bakes to sending out fun invitations, plus packaging ideas for gifting home-baked treats.

Decorating hints and tips and basic recipes follow, providing information on all the tools you need to bake more than 60 different cookies, from Jolly Santas, Snowmen Faces, Coconut Snowballs, Frosted Fir Cones, and Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups to Reindeer Pretzel Cookies and Meringue Snowmen.

A joyous collection of seasonal baking recipes for all the family to enjoy.

Christmas Cookies: More than 60 recipes for adorable festive bakes is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)