After a long day of work, I want to make a quick, easy meal that tastes great. And one that’s light and healthy.
That’s a tall order, isn’t it? Those of us who have written and tested recipes know.
Just three cookbooks I’ve used in the last decade fit the bill. Until recently, I took these books for granted. I didn’t think about the author as a professional in our field. I was too busy cooking, grateful to be a home cook using good recipes that worked.
Earlier this year I went to Canada for a food blogging conference. I decided to find this cookbook author whose no-fail recipes I used for years. Her name is no secret to Canadians: Anne Lindsay. The weathered and stained cookbooks on my kitchen bookshelf — gifts from my sister in Vancouver — are
- Lighthearted Everyday Cooking (1991)
- Anne Lindsay’s Light Kitchen (1994)
- The Lighthearted Cookbook: Recipes for Healthy Heart Cooking (1998)
She wrote these cookbooks with health organization partners: The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The United Way of Canada, and the Canadian Heart Foundation. (You’ll learn in a minute why this was a brilliant