The Busy Mum’s Cookbook: Easy, quick and delicious recipes for families with hectic lives by Mary Gwynn

Stars: ★★★★☆ Simon and Schuster UK (2011) Summary: Provide food for breakfast, fill the children’s lunchboxes, stock the fridge with after-school snacks, cook everyone’s supper day in, day out… every week. Weekends mean more shopping, cooking, baking – and there are always teenagers, hungry partners and friends who might want a snack. Ready-meals, takeaways and… Read More »

The World In Your Lunch Box by Claire Eamer

The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History & Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire Eamer Stars: ★★★★☆ Annick Press (2012) Science/Food Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Explore a week of lunches—from apples to pizza—by taking a romp… Read More »

Easy Entertaining for Beginners by Patricia Mendez

Stars: **** Maple Heights Press (2008) 172 pages Cooking/Entertaining Summary: Handy guide to hosting your own parties and get-togethers complete with menus, step by step instructions, practical advice and party etiquette, ideas for music, activities, drinks and full colour photographs of some of the foods. I don’t really host parties at my house very often.… Read More »

Good Food to Go: Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Love (and actually eat!)

I selected this post to be featured on Book Review Blogs. Please visit the site and vote for my blog! Stars: ***** Random House Canada (2011) Nonfiction: Food and Recipes 192 pages Summary: Good Food to Go is the ultimate guide to packing healthy lunch boxes with food that kids will enjoy and parents can… Read More »

For the Love of Salad by Jeanelle Mitchell

Stars: ****1/2 Whitecap Books (2010) 176 pages Nonfiction – Cooking Summary: For the Love of Salad is a comprehensive guide to a dish we eat (or should!) almost every day. From leafy greens to pasta salads, this book addresses them all—and them all, with flavorful dressings that will take all your salad creations to a… Read More »

The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook by Jillian Michaels

Stars: **** Crown Publishing (2010) Adult Nonfiction – Cookbook 276 pages Summary: Jillian Michaels compiled more than seventeen years of research into the Master Your Metabolism plan in order to expose how the secrets of hormonal balance through proper nutrition accelerate weight loss, boost immunity, and reverse aging. Now she makes the process of revving… Read More »

The Complete Licence to Grill by Chris Knight

Stars: **** Summary: By the star of the Licence to Grill show on Food Network Canada is this cookbook. Recipes and grilling tips and techniques. Okay so I know December isn’t really the prime grilling time but I had the pleasure of getting this book in the summer so I was able to try out… Read More »