Brunch recipes

A Tart for May

A Tart for May

A Tart for May, Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower: How to Cook with Vegetables and Other Plants by Gill Meller. Photography by Andrew Montgomery.

A Tart for May, Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower: How to Cook with Vegetables and Other Plants by Gill Meller.

Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower is a cookbook about plants—it’s about making the most of the land’s bounty in your everyday cooking.

Making small changes to the way we cook and eat can both lessen the impact we have on the environment and dramatically improve our health and wellbeing: good for us and for future generations to come. Making plants and vegetables the focus of your meals can improve your cooking exponentially—they provide a feast of flavours, colours and textures.

Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower is a true celebration of seasonal vegetables and fruit, packed with simple and surprisingly quick vegetarian recipes. With roots, we think of the crunch of carrots, celeriac, beetroot. From springtime stems like our beloved asparagus and rhubarb, through leaves of every hue (kale, radicchio, chard), when the blossoms become the fruits of autumn—apples, pears, plums—the food year is marked by growth, ripening and harvest.

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Shakshuka, Excerpted from SPICEBOX KITCHEN: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes by Linda Shiue. Photography by Michelle K. Min.

Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes Hardcover – March 16, 2021

In her first cookbook, chef and physician Linda Shiue puts the phrase “let food be thy medicine” to the test. With 175 vegetarian and pescatarian recipes curated from her own kitchen, Dr. Shiue takes you on a journey of vibrant, fresh flavours through a range of spices from amchar masala to za’atar. With a comprehensive “Healthy Cooking 101” chapter, lists of the healthiest ingredients out there, and tips for prevention, Spicebox Kitchen is a culinary wellness trip you can take in your own kitchen.

DR. LINDA SHIUE is the first Director of Culinary Medicine at a medical center in San Francisco, where she founded and directs a teaching kitchen for patients and fellow physicians. She graduated from San Francisco Cooking School and externed at the Michelin-starred restaurant Mourad. Her food writing has appeared in publications including the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times.

Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   (more…)

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros, Clodagh’s Weeknight Kitchen: Easy & exciting dishes to liven up your recipe repertoire by Clodagh McKenna. Photography by Dora Kazmierk.

Huevos Rancheros, Clodagh''s Weeknight Kitchen: Easy & exciting dishes to liven up your recipe

Clodagh McKenna‘s 100 interesting, simple recipes from meat-free meals to quick-fix dishes and storecupboard suppers offer the answers to all your weeknight dinner dilemmas. With her trademark twists, Clodagh’s inspirational but achievable dishes elevate the simple to something special. Including ideas for:

Quick Fixes – recipes on the table in less than 30 minutes—perfect for when you’ve been stuck in the office and need a quick fix.
One and Done – a variety of one-dish dinners, including roasting tin meals, one-pot stews and casseroles and one-pan recipes.
Meat-free – vegetarian dishes for meat-free Monday (or any other night of the week).
Storecupboard stand-bys – recipes based on basic storecupboard staples like pasta and tinned tomatoes, which don’t require a long list of ingredients.
Friday Night In – satisfying and substantial dishes that can feed 6-8 people for weeknight gatherings of friends and family. (more…)

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…)

Heritage Tomato Tart

Heritage Tomato Tart

Heritage Tomato Tart, Posh Tarts by Pip Spence. Photography by Faith Mason.

Posh Tarts

Liven up your cooking with a posh tart! Whether it’s a delicious savoury seafood quiche, a sticky fruit crostata, or a traditional tomato tart, tarts have the edge over pies any day.

Posh Tarts offers over 70 amazing recipes covering breakfast tarts (pasteis de nata, English breakfast), meat tarts (Spanish omelette quiche, Shredded smokey chicken and sweet corn, Bacon, leek and cheese), fish tarts (Pissaladière, Tuna tonnata, Smoked salmon and watercress), vegetable tarts (Baked camembert in filo with cranberry, Roasted ratatouille, Tomato Tart, Butternut squash tarte Tatin with chestnut and sage), and sweet tarts (Jam tarts, Tarte au citron, Dutch apple tart and Linzertorte).

Simple to prepare, you can make a meal in moments with store-bought filo, puff, or shortcrust pastry and a variety of topping ideas – or make your own pastry to be even more posh. With easy-to-follow instructions and a photo for every recipe, Posh Tarts is a cut above the rest.

Posh Tarts: Over 70 recipes, from Gorgeous Galettes to Perfect Pastries is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Warm Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze

Warm Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze

Warm Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze, The Secret Garden Cookbook by Amy Cotler. Photography by Alison Bickel.

The Secret Garden Cookbook

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s wonderful tale The Secret Garden celebrates its young heroine, Mary Lennox, as she brings an abandoned garden back to life. It also delights in good food, robust appetites, and the health and strength they can bring.

 

It describes a world where water, light, and loving care bring soil and plants back to life—and also one in which fresh milk, homemade currant buns, and hearty, simple fare renew and bring pleasure to the novel’s complex and fascinating characters.

 

Amy Cotler serves up in these pages 50 recipes, all updated for the modern kitchen, that are at once true to Mary’s world and completely appealing for today’s tastes.

You will find a bounty of baked things, including English Crumpets, Cozy Currant Buns, Warm Cranberry Scones, Jam Roly Poly, Dough Cakes with Cinnamon and Sugar, and The Best Sticky Gingerbread Parkin. (A parkin is a cake rich in molasses, honey, and sugar that often is served on Guy Fawkes Day.) There is the more-substantial and savoury fare for teatime and dinnertime, too, and for breakfast and brunch, along with drinks and snacks for the daily whirl—all guaranteed to keep the magic of this beloved tale alive for years to come. (more…)

Crazy-Fluffy Buttermilk Sheet Pan Pancakes

Crazy-Fluffy Buttermilk Sheet Pan Pancakes

Crazy-Fluffy Buttermilk Sheet Pan Pancakes, Southern Vegan by Lauren Hartmann. Photography by Julie Grace and Lauren Hartmann.

Southern Vegan

Eating vegan doesn’t mean sacrificing satisfying homestyle flavours with this impressive array of southern-inspired plant-based dishes. This is southern cooking for a new generation. Rediscover the region’s most beloved dishes and unearth new favourites with this collection of 60 plant-based recipes by vegan blogger Lauren Hartmann.

Whether you’re from the South or just long for its flavours, you’ll be reaching for seconds of dishes like:

· Blackened Tofu Coleslaw Sandwiches
· Nashville Hot Cauliflower
· Cajun Brussels Sprouts with Cheesy Grits
· Jalapeno Hushpuppies with Sweet Butter
· Mississippi Mud Cheesecake

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Berry Smoothie Bowl

Berry Smoothie Bowl

Berry Smoothie Bowl, The Brain-Boosting Diet: Feed Your Memory by Norene Gilletz and Edward Wein. Photography by Abraham Wornovitzky and Jasmine Deboer.

The Brain-Boosting Diet: Feed Your Memory

Packed with over 150 recipes provided by well-respected cookbook author Norene Gilletz, each of which receives a solid commentary from Dr. Edward Wein, The Brain-Boosting Diet provides both health and nutritional advice.

Our human hunter-gatherer ancestors of 10,000 years ago had better nutrition than our farming ancestors until a couple of hundred years ago. This was because the former ate a variety of foods they could find, rather than trying to exist on one or a few farmed crops which offered limited nutrition.

Of the thousands of substances involved in human metabolism, about 50 need to be supplied by diet. The other compounds can be supplied by the metabolic processes of the body.

The recipes in The Brain-Boosting Diet cookbook are delicious, ranging from appetizers to main courses, from soups, to fish, to desserts.

The Brain-Boosting Diet: Feed Your Memory is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Roasted Tomato and Chickpea Frittata 

Roasted Tomato and Chickpea Frittata

Roasted Tomato and Chickpea Frittata, Modern Flexitarian, Photography by © 2019 Dorling Kindersley.

If you’re concerned about the nutritional, ethical, or environmental issues surrounding livestock farming but struggling to give up meat and dairy entirely, a flexitarian diet might be right for you.

Featuring 100 vegan- or vegetarian-based recipes, every dish in Modern Flexitarian can be adapted to suit a variety of diets.

The plant-packed recipes in this collection provide plenty of options for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts, making it easy to increase your vegetable intake while still enjoying dairy, eggs, and meat now and then.

With tips on how to get started, advice on getting the right nutrients, and a sample weekly menu, Modern Flexitarian helps you make smart choices and embrace a mostly plant-based diet.

Modern Flexitarian: Plant-inspired Recipes You Can Flex to Add Fish, Meat, or Dairy is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Croissants

Croissants, Poilâne

Croissants, Poilâne, Photography by Philippe Vaurès Santamaria

To food lovers the world over, a trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to Poilâne. Ina Garten raves about the bread’s “extraordinary quality.” Martha Stewart says the P in Poilâne stands for “perfect.” For the first time, Poilâne provides detailed instructions so bakers can reproduce its unique “hug-sized” sourdough loaves at Poilânehome, as well as the bakery’s other much-loved breads and pastries. It tells the story of how Apollonia Poilâne, the third-generation baker and owner, took over the global business at eighteen and steered it into the future as a Harvard University freshman after her parents were killed in a helicopter crash.

Beyond bread, Apollonia includes recipes for pastries such as the bakery’s exquisite but unfussy tarts and butter cookies. In recipes that use bread as an ingredient, she shows how to make the most from a loaf, from crust to crumb. In still other dishes, she explores the world of grains: rice, corn, barley, oats, and millet. From sunup to sundown, Poilâne traces the hours in a baker’s day, blending narrative, recipes, and Apollonia’s philosophy of bread.

Pollonia Poilâne, the 35-year-old CEO of Poilâne, began life cradled in a crib made from a bread basket. She has expanded the business internationally, and Poilâne now ships to more than 5,000 loaves to forty countries. Poilâne has six bakehouses in Paris, London, and Antwerp.

Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery is available at Amazon.com and Indigo. (more…)