Spaghetti Lentil Bolognese

Spaghetti Lentil Bolognese

Spaghetti Lentil Bolognese, Plant-Based Meal Prep by Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon, Photography © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

Plant-Based Meal Prep

Eating a plant-based diet—one that embraces veggies and ditches the meat, eggs, and dairy—is one of the easiest ways to improve your health. Whether you’re ready to go entirely vegan or just want to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, Steph and Adam will show you how to plan and prep ahead, so your meals are ready to go when you’re ready to eat. Flexible meal plans include all your favourite foods and flavours, from mac and cheese to mashed potatoes, all made with plant-based, whole-food ingredients.

•  Over 60 plant-based recipes for breakfasts, mains, snacks, and desserts
•  Get-started guide walks you through the basics of plant-based eating and meal prep
•  Soy-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly tags make it easy to find recipes that fit your diet
•  Flexible build-a-meal strategies let you choose your favourite flavours
•  Easy-to-follow meal plans take the guesswork out of what to make
•  Nutritional information for every recipe to help manage macros and achieve diet goals

Plant-Based Meal Prep: Simple, Make-ahead Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-free, Comfort Food is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

One-Pan Lemon Sage Chicken and Cauliflower

One-Pan Lemon Sage Chicken and Cauliflower

One-Pan Lemon Sage Chicken and Cauliflower, excerpted from Cauliflower Power by Lindsay Grimes Freedman (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2020. Photographs by Lauren Volo.

Cauliflower Power

Low in carbs, fats, and sugars, and naturally packed with vitamin C, cauliflower is the super-est of all superfoods. Why cauliflower? It’s a chameleon and can take on any flavour and texture.

In her first cookbook, food blogger and recipe developer Lindsay Grimes Freedman brings her expertise in creating delicious, healthful, and practical recipes to one of the food world’s most trending topics: cauliflower.

With more than 75 recipes built around the five ways to prep cauliflower (as a whole head, florets, steaks, riced, and meal), Freedman transforms this versatile veggie into smoothies and scones, pizza crusts and pasta sauces, and sides and salads. Super swaps include falafel made with cauliflower and Caesar salad made with a cauliflower-based dressing, even cauliflower nachos, “bacon” bits, tots, and French toast.

The recipes are healthful and easily adaptable for any diet without skimping on flavour or satisfaction. By harnessing the power of this anti-inflammatory veggie, readers will reap all the benefits of a plant-based diet without missing out on any of the good stuff.

Cauliflower Power: 75 Feel-Good, Gluten-Free Recipes Made with the World’s Most Versatile Vegetable is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca.

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Vegetable Pot Roast

Vegetable Pot Roast

Vegetable Pot Roast, The Vegetarian Cookbook, Photography by Dave King

Budding young cooks will be excited by the variety of healthy and fun vegetarian meals that are incredibly easy to make. Each recipe is carefully put together by an expert author and there is a nutritionist on board to check there’s a balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, and carbohydrates throughout the book.

Studies have shown that lowering your meat intake can be incredibly beneficial for you and your child’s health as well as helping the environment. Food fact files and helpful tips throughout the book give advice on how to achieve a balanced diet, ensuring every nutritional need is covered for growing young minds and bodies.

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Super Moist Banana Bread 

Super Moist Banana Bread

Super Moist Banana Bread, All the Love by Jennifer Tylee Lee and Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH (Workman). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Erin Scott.

Half the Sugar, All the Love

Would you feed your child a candy bar for breakfast? Of course not. And yet today our children routinely consume three times the recommended daily allowance of added sugar, which puts them at an unprecedented risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, and even nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Half the Sugar, All the Love is here to help, with 100 doctor-approved recipes that cut the sugar (by half—or more!) without sacrificing the flavours our families love. It’s an eye-opening education, a program of healthy eating, and a cookbook chock-full of easy, delicious recipes all in one. Pass the breakfast bars!

Half the Sugar, All the Love: 100 Easy, Low-Sugar Recipes for Every Meal of the Day is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca.

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Strawberry Champagne Bowler

Strawberry Champagne Bowler

Strawberry Champagne Bowler, Mod Cocktails, Photography by Natalie Jacob.

Mod CocktailsFrom seasoned New York City bartender Natalie Jacob, founder of the blog Arsenic Lace, comes timeless cocktail recipes from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, revamped with delightful contemporary flourishes. These unique recipes perfect midcentury and tiki-bar classics, while sprinkling in Natalie’s cutting-edge twists to create heavenly cocktails that marry new and nostalgic flavours.

Whether you’re new to bartending, a seasoned professional or simply looking to tap into that swanky midcentury aesthetic, Natalie’s easy instructions and fresh ideas are the perfect guide to your mixology journey.

Mod Cocktails: Modern Takes on Classic Recipes from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca.

 

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Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages

Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages

Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages, Ready, Set, Dough!: Beginner Breads for All Occasions, Photography by Rebecca Lindamood.

Rebecca Lindamood, author of Not Your Mama’s Canning Book, is here to teach you how to make fluffy, golden, perfectly-crusted breads with beginner-friendly doughs that ease you into the wonderful world of baking. With recipes that cut down on prep and carefully guide you through proofing, rolling, and rising techniques, you don’t need to be a professional―or even an amateur―to dive in and quickly start wowing everyone with your loaves, rolls, twists, and more!

Ready, Set, Dough!

Learn to perfect classic dough recipes such as one-hour whole wheat bread, buttery soft pretzels, or delicious bagels. Indulge in fun flavours with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pinwheel Rolls, Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages, Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread, or Detroit-Style Pizza. With nine easy, foundational dough recipes and 75+ tasty variations to try from there, Ready, Set, Dough! will transform you into a bread-baking master.

Ready, Set, Dough!: Beginner Breads for All Occasions is available at Amazon.com an Amazon.ca.

 

 

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Fresh Fruit Christmas Log

Fresh Fruit Christmas Log

Fresh Fruit Christmas Log, Le Cordon Bleu Chocolate Bible, Photography by Le Cordon Bleu

Discover a world where chocolate is king, where this most versatile of ingredients are transformed into luscious cakes, tarts, mousses iced desserts, drinks, biscuits and sweets. Here is the ultimate collection of tempting classics as well as a selection of new and original creations. (more…)

Raspberry Swirl Meringues

Raspberry Swirl Meringues

Raspberry Swirl Meringues, Pastry Love: A Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes by Joanne Chang, Photography by Kristin Teig.

When I received this book, I hugged it. I owe an extraordinary debt of gratitude to Joanne Chang. Her books have guided me through multiple baking exploits.

Joanne Chang Pastry LoveTo uninformed first-timers, she is a James Beard award-winning baker best known for her eight acclaimed Flour bakeries in Boston. Chang has published two books based on the offerings at Flour, such as her famous sticky buns, but Pastry Love is her most personal and comprehensive book yet.

It includes 125 dessert recipes for many things she could never serve in the setting of a bakery—for example, items that are best served warm or with whipped cream on top. Nothing makes Chang happier than baking and sharing treats with others, and that passion comes through in every recipe, such as Strawberry Slab Pie, Mocha Chip Cookies, and Malted Chocolate Cake. The recipes start off easy such as Lemon Sugar Cookies and build up to showstoppers like Passion Fruit Crepe Cake.

Joanne Chang is a gifted raconteuse. She revels in the details. Her books are disciplined and have a necessary efficiency. She is unashamed in her pursuit of baking excellence.

Pastry Love includes master lessons and essential techniques for making pastry cream, lemon curd, puff pastry, and more, all of which make this book a must-have for beginners and expert home bakers alike. (more…)

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread, The New Way to Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi, Photography by Holly Wulff Petersen.

Unlock a whole new world of flavour with Benjamina Ebuehi’s signature cakes. Inspired by her journey to The Great British Bake Off and beyond, Benjamina’s groundbreaking recipes put flavour at the forefront by letting the star ingredients—toasted nuts, fragrant spices, bold herbs and ripe fruit—do all the work. Creations like Plum & Black Pepper Cake, Masala-Chai Carrot Cake and Peanut Butter Banana Bread are as impressive as they are simple. Beautiful, minimal finishing touches make a big impact, highlighting the exciting ingredients within.

These irresistible treats will amaze your friends and family as easily as they will spice up your week. Full of beautiful, of-the-moment cakes with unforgettable flavours, The New Way to Cake brings out the best baker in everyone.

The New Way to Cake: Simple Recipes with Exceptional Flavor is available at Amazon.com and Indigo. (more…)

Chipotle-sweet potato chili

Chipotle-sweet potato chili

Chipotle-sweet potato chili, Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook, Photography by Colin Price.

Two Peas & Their Pod celebrates a family, friends, and community-oriented lifestyle that has huge and growing appeal. Maria the genuine, fun, relaxed mom next door who’s got the secret sauce: that special knack Two Peas & Their Pod effortlessly creating tantalizing and wholesome (and budget-friendly) meals with ease. From a Loaded Nacho Bar bash for 200 guests to quick-and-easy healthy weeknight dinners like never-fail favourites like One-Skillet Sausage Pasta or Chipotle-sweet potato chilli (always followed by a fab dessert!), author Maria Lichty shares her best lifestyle tips and home cook smarts.

An essential resource for parents looking to update their healthy, inexpensive, time-saving, kid-friendly meal roster; aspiring home cooks who want to eat-in delicious food more than they eat out; as well as anyone looking to share their love of food and the giving spirit with their neighbours, Two Peas & Their Pod will help readers bring home that (achievable!) slice of Americana, where families come together to enjoy fresh and nutritious meals and there’s always a batch of still-warm cookies waiting on the counter.

Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen is available at Amazon.com and Indigo. (more…)