If you are considering becoming vegetarian or just looking for some really innovative ways to use fruits and vegetables at home then this cookbook is a must. Yotam Ottolenghi is a very successful chef and restaurant owner from London England. Plenty more is the follow-up to Yotam's very successful book Plenty (also worth a look). The recipes are vibrant, full of flavour and combine some ingredients together you may have never thought to combine. The only real downfall to this cookbook is that some of the ingredients in certain recipes might be difficult to track down. Some recipes are also a little heavy on the oils and butters, but I found you could substitute quite a bit out in most and still get a great product!
This is one of the few cook books I own where I keep going back again and again. The recipes promote using local Canadian based ingredients, they are very easy to follow, they offer great substitution ideas and even give you the nutrition breakdown along the side. A couple of particularly great recipes inside: Black Bean Brownies or the Asian Lettuce Wraps.
Homemade- Yvette VanBoven
Yvette's cookbook is just fun. Ever wanted to learn to make your own bitters for cocktails? Ever wondered if you could make cheese at home? Want to make delicious cookies that are pet friendly? Yvette's cookbook not only holds a variety of delicious recipes for making dessert and meals but it truly does teach you how to make almost anything from scratch. The photography done by her husband inside the book is also gorgeous. It makes a great addition to the books on your coffee table.
These sisters are great. Their cookbooks focus on using better carbohydrate choices, higher fiber options, lower salt choices, better fat choices while still keeping all of the flavor. If you like recipes with cute names and having the nutrition information broken down along the side then this is a collection you should consider. I was pleasantly surprised by their butter chicken recipe. It's not a dead match but it's a lot healthier and still very tasty.