Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Canadian Living Affordable Feasts Collection

Affordable Feasts Collection
Budget-Friendly Family Meals
by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Trade Paperback, 256 pages

I love the Canadian Living Collections. They are well researched, well-tested and well loved. This season brings us a much needed Affordable Feasts Collection to help us recoup from holiday spending and generally help stretch the household budget without sacrificing fun and flavour.

The book is in their signature easy to follow format, peppered with many full-page colour photos of beautiful meal ideas from traditional to exotic but always affordable.

Chapters Include:
Red Meat
White Meat
Eggs, Beans & Tofu
Pasta, Noodles & Rice
Hearty Vegetables

They feature the most affordable cuts of meat and produce and how to make the most of your shopping and cooking.

And - my favourite part of the book - it has ideas for how to repurpose your leftovers into another exciting and delicious dish! Leftover pot roast from page 48 can be used for beef perogies on page 49! I love that.

This is a great book for households on a budget (and really, who isn't these days?) who still want great taste, fun, and variety at the table. 

THE CANADIAN LIVING TEST KITCHEN creates and tests thousands of recipes every year to ensure that they turn out as perfectly in your home as they do in our kitchen. We develop each recipe with you in mind by using everyday ingredients and only the most common cooking equipment found in households across Canada. This makes cooking easier on you, leaving you more time to share good food with family and friends.