I have been looking through the books I have, trying to decide which one will be my cooking guide this summer.
I couldn’t choose…I just couldn’t do it!
I choose a range of my favourite things and some that I know will be good for me…and I want to learn about.
So here they are…up close! The cook books that will guide my summer and help me become a better cook.
- Celebrate by Sheila Lukins: This cookbook has themed meals with appetizers to desserts. So I won’t have to mix and match my own dishes together…it’s done for me. And…I have already tried the Christmas and Academy Awards…WOW!
- Recipes for Self Healing (from England) by Daverick Leggett. This book was recommended by an acupuncturist and is filled with some healthy wisdom that I could benefit from. In my blog, I will share what I glean as I go along. This is the book I am most looking forward to because it uses more ‘whole foods’..more vegan…and I can target certain aspects of my health I want to work on through the foods I eat.
- Tea Time at the Inn by Gail Greco: Foods from over 40 different inns..it’s just heavenly to look through and one of those books I find myself ‘dreaming’ about. I hope to introduce tea time for my family.
- Sarah’s Garden Recipes from an English Country Garden by Henrietta Green for Wedgewood: I was given this cook book in England and parts look lovely but tricky. I’m just intrigued.
- Pret A Manger by Pret A Manger: From England…probably my FAVOURITE ‘fast food’ in England. From Oxford to London…the healthy, fresh foods were a delight so I bought the cook book just before we left and haven’t really had a chance to make anything. This book includes sandwiches, soups, deserts…and fresh sauces.
- Sweet and Sugarfree by Karen Barkie: I have had this book for so long and used it when my children were little. It’s time to bring it back.
- Welsh TeaTime Recipes from Wales : There are some FAB scones and teacakes just calling my name. A lot of fishy food…but I’m up for it. Wales was one of my favourite places to visit. Very peaceful…one of those places that stay with you and leave a lasting impression. I can’t wait to share some of the recipes I make from here.
- Deceptively Delicous by Jessica Seinfield: I did a whole unit with my students on Food Wars about this topic…improving the health of food by adding food puree. I have made a couple of things from here so I’m excited to try more.
- The Italian Diet by Gino D’Acampo: Ok..not shown…and I don’t know what I was thinking because I LOVE this cook book and even when I tried to cook for a few weeks last fall, somehow we were eating pasta but feeling healthier than ever!
- The Teen’s Vegetarian Cookbook by Judy Krizmanic: It’s been a while..but there was a time I really wanted to return to vegan…but with a family, I just struggled. I want to revisit this book with hopes of improving the food I feed my family.
- Food Glorious Food by the Macmillian Cancer Support Agency UK: I bought this cook book because some of the recipes caught my eye back in England but I haven’t opened it since. I wonder what I will find…
I look forward to sharing and look forward to any ideas and insights…