2021 Spring Cookbook Round-Up

I‘ve always been the type of person to look for the silver lining in every situation. And the upside of spending a rainy spring in full lockdown is this: more time to read cookbooks.

There’s been an absolute landslide of incredible culinary publications recently. I’m relieved that the current global ‘situation’ has not harmed, but rather nurtured the rise of cookbooks. And they seem to be better than ever.

Come join me for a spring cookbook round-up. We’ll travel to the Arab world through The Arabesque Table and to a remote Inn on the edge of Prince Edward Island. You’ll be inspired keep a more sustainable kitchen and put those sheet pans to good use.

I think we could all use a little extra help in the kitchen these days. Sometimes all it takes is a new cookbook to spark fresh interest in cooking and baking. I wonder which title below will be that book for you?

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Iced Haskap Green Tea

A vibrant, naturally-sweetened iced haskap green tea recipe. Superfruity and refreshing.

My haskap culinary journey began like the best food adventures: at my local farmers market in peak summer.

The bright berry displayed in the booth captured my attention and the facts sheet on this superfruit was astonishing to read. Did you know that the haskap has more antioxidants than blueberries and more vitamin C than oranges?

Since that market stall encounter, haskap berries have remained on my radar. I keep a jar of haskap preserves in the fridge for stirring into yogurt or spreading on scones. My own superfruit stash.

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Simple Recipes Kids Can Make (for mom)

A fun round up of simple recipes kids can make for upcoming Mother’s Day.

Kids, dads, partners, if there’s one calendar date when you should give mom a break from the kitchen, it’s Mother’s Day. And it’s coming up in less than two weeks!

Since we’re celebrating in lockdown…and restaurants are closed across much of the country, I suggest you make plans to tie on an apron and whip up something delicious.

For your ease, I’ve rounded up six simple recipes kids can make. They work for either brunch or lunch, and only require a few minutes of active time.

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Spiced Taco Beef with Beans and Quinoa

My simple and easily customizable recipe for stretching spiced taco beef with nourishing pantry staples.

This post could alternatively be titled: How to Feed a Family with One Pound of Ground Beef. Over the years, my spiced taco beef has evolved to include black beans and golden quinoa. It’s a quick and easy recipe that comes fully endorsed by two teens and a tween.

So, we’re a family of flexitarians who use the planetary health diet as a guide. What does that mean? We have a repertoire of plant-based meals and most nights sit down to a vegetarian dinner. However, we also consume animal products in moderation, as long as they are ethically sourced.

My kids love to chow down on beef tacos as much as the next person. This recipe for spiced taco beef with beans and quinoa as my flexitarian compromise.

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The Best Asparagus Recipes

A helpful round-up of the best asparagus recipes to make this season.

Spring has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited.

I’m soaking in the sunshine and eagerly awaiting the first garden produce to finally make its appearance. My chives are up, in a deep green bouquet, and the peas and spinach shouldn’t be far behind.

Bundles of asparagus bring a much anticipated burst of green after a long winter. It’s delicious at its simplest: lightly steamed, grilled or roasted with a squeeze of lemon.

Asparagus is also a very versatile vegetable that adds a lot of nutrition to galettes, quiche, pizzas, and more! Today’s round-up of the best asparagus recipes includes plenty of inspiration for the whole spring season.

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