What's on your cookbook shelf?

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So many cookbooks so little time…


I get asked which are my go to cookbooks and where are my favourite places to source recipes on the Internet.  The Internet is a great way to collect recipes.  It’s easy to goggle search a number of different ones for one dish.  Plus you can get lots of great tips from all the comments.  Did it work?  Does it need a little more of some ingredient or less of another ingredient?

This is a great way to search a recipe when you know what you want to cook.  Sometimes we need to flip through a few cookbooks for inspiration.

Still it’s hard to beat sitting down with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and cruise a few cookbooks for inspiration on your weekly meal plan.



I’ve pulled my go to favourites to share with you:

  • The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebobitz… This book is as much story as recipes. You can also check out his blog at https://www.davidlebovitz.com/
  • Gather by Gill Meller … this is a new addition with lovely photos and inspirational recipes that come from the local landscape. Is website is http://www.gillmeller.com/
  • Rebar by Audrey Alsterberg and Wanda Urbanowicz… This book is filled with amazing Vegetarian Recipes.  Their website is http://rebarmodernfood.com/
  • Wanda’s Pie in the Sky…. The name says it, as this is a dessert book.  Now out of print buy can be picked up at second hand bookstores.   Their website is http://wandaspieinthesky.com/
  • Oh She Glows Everyday by Angela Liddon… Plant-Based Recipes that are quick and simply to put together.  The website is: http://ohsheglows.com/
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat… This book is a must as it teaches you to understand the use of Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat in cooking.
  • White Water Cooks by Shelley Adams.  She has just published the 5th cookbook in this series.    Every one of her cookbooks provides recipes that will inspire you to cook.  Yes … her books are my go to cookbooks.  Her website is: https://whitewatercooks.com/
  • Jerusalem A Cookbook by Yotam Ottonlenghi and Sami Tamini.   A book that is full of recipes and beautiful photos.  I like to keep it on my coffee table so people can enjoy the photos.

If you are looking to add a cookbook or two to your collection here are few tips:

  1. Order a copy from the library to see if you like the recipes.
  2. Ask a friend if they have a copy you can borrow. If you like the book and feel it’s a good investment.
  3. Check around the second hand bookstores for a copy, as it will cheaper.

With Plant-Based eating we can use any cookbook we just look more to the side dishes then to the mains. Or we can look at how we can make a main (meat dish) with a plant option.

Cooking is a creative process… Enjoy

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