No Time to Cook


My fascination with good cook books continues. I discovered this treasure in the home of my sister in law, busy mother of two small people. Laura Herring’s The No Time to Cook Book has a great range of up to the minute recipes and ideas for putting healthy food on the table for your family, three times a day, seven days a week. What I loved about Herring’s book is the fun illustrations and the easy to follow instructions.

 Much like these how to overnight oats, her recipes use a build your own concept for making and creating delicious food. Basic recipe plus extras. Imagine not one but several different ways to create a salad for a on the go lunch at work, pizzas a la DIY, soups, dips, smoothies, sweet treats and  more.

This would make a great gift for a young person learning how to cook and survive in the wilderness of apartment living. A Christmas gift addition perhaps? Be inspired with this little book. If you are like me there are always many mouths to feed so here is some inspiration and food that is fast. 

The Breakfast Project

I love breakfast. Oats are a staple. Eggs are great too. But the fact is that I get bored and busy so breakfast seems like hard work. Especially on a large scale each day. The question is how to provide healthy, low GI food for the family to start the day. We have purged the pantry of old school cereals and we are trying to quit the sugar thing, albeit with moderate success. So I am super excited about this new e-book from the girls Charmaine Dennis and Milly Dabrwoski from Fertile Ground Health. Phoenix in the Box is a project that encourages us to be passionate and intentional about the food choices we make to start our day. Today is exciting as it is the official launch day this Monday. You can buy an e-book for a very little investment. If you want to try the OMG Tasty Corn Bread check this  link out for a free recipe.

How to do Healthy?

We do eat well in our family…..and enjoy preparing all sorts of food together. But sometimes it is hard to get the basics right. Take the fruit bowl for example.

This is our fruit bowl. One child came home, saw the fruit bowl and said,
“Did you make that bowl? You know I don’t eat bananas and I hate Grannys Smiths and those red apples are disgusting.”

Hard to know where to go from there!