by Glenice Lilje
The Joy of Cooking
One of the hardest things for me is coming home after a long workday and staring at the fridge in hopes that the measly ingredients in there will inspire me to make something magical. I was never one to plan out weekly’s meals as I find that my moods change throughout the week and whatever it is I had planned just isn’t appealing to me anymore. I don’t know how my mom got dinner on the table each night.
As I fight the urge to utilize yet another food delivery service, I have to admit that I do eat better when I eat at home. Another positive is evading the walk of shame of not having to carry a pile of pizza boxes past my neighbours to the recycling room. Although it has been a couple of months since returning to campus and getting back into a regular routine, there are still some days where I find myself staring into my fridge awaiting inspiration. Old habits die hard, I suppose.
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Sheet Pan Everything: Deliciously Simple One-Pan Recipes by Ricardo Larrivee
Ricardo and his team has created easy and fuss-free recipes. Nothing is harder than getting dinner on the table after a long workday. This cookbook takes the stress out of cooking and clean up by using one, simple sheet pan. From Cheesesteak Subs to Parmesan-crusted Pork Chops and even dessert such as Giant Ice Cream Sandwiches! Inside are 75 easy-to-follow recipes that will turn anyone into a hero of your every meal.
Mandy’s Gourmet Salads: Recipes for Lettuce and Life by Mandy Wolfe
Simpsons’ fans will argue that “You don’t win friends with salad”. Chef Mandy is here to contradict that with her collection of gourmet salads. Co-founders Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe team up with food and travel writer, Meredith Erickson to introduce readers to a wide array of recipes. Not just rabbit food, Chef Mandy shares recipes of her homemade dressings and shows the reader how to combine flavours and textures to take your salad game up a notch. Starting to get sick of salads? Try changing it up with other recipes for smoothies, grain bowls and even desserts such as salted pecan shortbread squares!
World Travel: An Irreverant Guide by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever
Not a cookbook, but cooking adjacent. This lovely homage to Anthony Bourdain was curated by his associate, Laurie Woolever. Included are Bourdain’s previous writings as well as an hour-long interview that was conducted shortly before his passing. Readers will be taken back to some of his favourite places, how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and in some cases, what to avoid. Many admirers and colleagues have also contributed essays and anecdotes of special moments they shared with Bourdain.
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