I love food and for the last 25 years that I’ve had to cook for myself and others I’ve always gravitated to the Canadian Living cookbooks because their recipes are tried, true and easy. Their latest cookbook for my kitchen shelf is The International Collection. It’s a celebration of the rich culinary heritage of Canada with nourishing dishes from across the globe. You may have noticed the expansion of the international section in your local grocery store so it’s no longer a chore to find exotic ingredients. Now that the weather is cooler I choose to make Pozole, a Mexican broth-based soup with chicken and hominy. This dish traditionally takes many hours but Canadian Living‘s version was much quicker and easier and oh so good! I was tempted by it because it’s the cover image of the book.
Another cover recipe I love is one I make every other week from Canadian Living‘s The Vegetarian Collection. Black Bean Quesadillas are nutritious, delicious and quick to make for a Meatless Monday dinner… my teenage son also loves these cold in his lunch for the next day.
My third favourite Canadian Living cookbook is The Slow Cooker Collection and I have probably now made about 75% of the recipes in it. My favourite is the Old-Fashioned Creamy Macaroni & Cheese. Why? Because my son loves it. I love it because I can freeze portions to use for his lunch over the course of a couple of weeks. Saves me time and money. Plus it’s so yummy!
There you have it. A trio of cooking suggestions to keep you warm for the coming cold winter months.
This is a guest review by Janet Joy Wilson- Imprint Sales Director, Random House of Canada