Simply Great Food

Everyone wants healthy, delicious, home-cooked meals. But faced with the demands of a busy day it’s hard to resist the convenience of takeout or commercially prepared foods. The Dietitians of Canada would really like us to return to the simple pleasures of cooking and to the gathering of family around the table. Their new cookbook, Simply Great Food will help us to achieve this goal by providing recipes for irresistible and easy-to-prepare dishes.

The recipes in Simply Great Food have been contributed by Eileen Campbell an award winning chef as well as dietitians and people from across Canada. The book is part of a month filled with nutrition-related events and activities and is the fourth cookbook from Dietitians of Canada. It features 250 outstanding recipes all of which contain a nutritional analysis as well as tasty ideas for breakfasts, snacks, lunches and delicious dinners.

Imagine beginning your day with a Strawberry Orange Flax Smoothie. Whip it up in a couple of minutes and then add an Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffin for a quick and satisfying breakfast for those days when time is of the essence.

With Simply Great Food, you’ll get loads of lunchtime ideas from the delectable Vegetarian Couscous Salad or Mango Chicken Sandwich to the incredibly satisfying Minestrone with Turkey Sausage that can kept hot in a thermos until lunch hour.

Dinner becomes a wonderful adventure with meals that the whole family will enjoy from Cranberry Chicken Bake and Baked Pork Chops with Vegetable Rice, to Slow Cooker Chili Brisket Pot Roast or Teriyaki Rice Noodles with Veggies and Beans (Pad Thai). To make meal preparation even easier and convenient, Freezer Friendly and Slow Cooker Friendly‚meals are all clearly noted and many recipes offer creative variations as well as planned leftovers and ideas.

You’ll be inspired to create a wonderful array of meals from vegetarian delights like Oven Baked Mushroom Risotto and Spinach Tortilla Pie to meals that have international flavors like Thai Turkey and Bok Choy Stir Fry to Tandoori Halibut or African Beef Stew.

And who could pass up desserts like Fruit Gazpacho with Mango Sorbet, Indian Style Rice Puddings or Raspberry Cheesecake Bars knowing that not only are they decadently delicious but a healthy way to complete a meal.

Simply Great Food is so much more than just a cookbook. Valuable information about the essentials of great nutrition is presented in a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand manner. Discover which food and which recipes will give you more fiber, less fat, and the required folic acid and minerals such as calcium and iron and why these nutrients are so important. Within its pages you’ll discover a wealth of information that not only provides a guide to eating well but a plethora of time-saving tips as well as suggestions for a well-stocked pantry. Information on how to make sense of food labels, what nutrition claims really mean, and how to prepare and store food safely is also included. It’s the next best thing to actually sitting down with a registered dietitian!

Receive an education in food preparation and healthy eating while satisfying your desire to create appetizing, home-cooked meals that are pure eating pleasure.

32 pages of full-colour photographs
$27.95 paperback / ISBN 0-7788-0155-1
Published by Robert Rose Inc.
Publication Date: March 1st, 2007