Simply Great Food: 250 Quick, Easy and Delicious Recipes by Patricia ChueySimply Great Food: 250 Quick, Easy and Delicious Recipes by Patricia Chuey

Simply Great Food: 250 Quick, Easy and Delicious Recipes

byPatricia Chuey, Eileen Campbell, Mary Waisman

Paperback | March 16, 2007

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Recipes for Canadians, by Canadians

Everyone wants healthy, delicious, home-cooked meals. But faced with the demands of a busy day, it's hard to resist the convenience of takeout or commercially prepared foods. The Dietitians of Canada would like us to return to the pleasures of cooking and to family gathering around the table, so they have given us a cookbook that will help us achieve these goals.

Here are just a few of the tempting recipes:

  • Big-Batch Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Strawberry Orange Flax Smoothie
  • Asian Stir-fried Noodles with Shrimp
  • Minestrone with Turkey Sausage
  • Best-Ever Chocolate Cookies

Simply Great Food features 250 outstanding recipes and an abundance of nutrition-related information written by practicing dietitians. You'll enjoy breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners that taste wonderful, yet can be prepared in surprisingly little time. You'll receive an education in food preparation and healthy eating while satisfying your desire to create appetizing meals for every occasion. As you'd expect from the Dietitians of Canada, these recipes are nutritionally balanced, but never at the expense of great taste and pure eating pleasure.

Patricia Chuey, MSc, RD, is a nutrition consultant, author and award-winner for excellence in nutrition communication. Eileen Campbell is a culinary consultant and award-winning recipe developer with over 20 years of experience in the food industry. Mary Sue Waisman, MSc, RD, is an accomplished educator, consumer writer and m...
Title:Simply Great Food: 250 Quick, Easy and Delicious RecipesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 7 × 1 inPublished:March 16, 2007Publisher:Robert RoseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0778801551

ISBN - 13:9780778801559

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book Excellent Cook book. Great tips for healthy eating, filled with freezer friendly, kid friendly recipes. Has diabetic exchanges. The recipe on the cover is our family favorite! Highly recommend this cook book.
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! The recipes are tasty and easy to follow. I especially liked the Butter Chicken recipe from the cover.
Date published: 2008-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book! This cook book has so many tasty , nutritious and simple recipes. There are suggestions for every member of the family. It has lots of kid-friendly and pick-eater friendly meals. I really like that each recipes gives a nutritional breakdown. There are lots of useful tips and information on nutrition and balanced eating. My husband is a very plain eater. The recipes I have tried so far, he has loved - and they have pleased me - I love flavour!! There are also recipes that you could choose from for entertaining. I am planning to make a lot of the recipes in this book. I am so happy to find a cookbook that I will actually use on a regular basis. My cookbook collection has way to many books that I only refer to occassionally...
Date published: 2007-10-09

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Introduction Pause for a moment and imagine this scenario. You arrive home after a busy day at work or running around with the kids, or both. Everyone is hungry, including you. You want to put a delicious, wholesome meal on the table, and you need to do it fast! A smile comes to your face as you open your well-organized fridge. You did some preparation last night, and a container of washed and sliced carrots, red and yellow peppers and cucumbers is ready. You pop the top off a great-tasting, nutritious dip and pour refreshing fruit spritzers, and everyone enjoys an energizing nibble. The snack boosts your family's energy and buys you time while, like the finest chef in town, you work your magic to quickly throw together a dinner such as Sticky Mango Chicken Salad (page 156) or Tasty Fish Cakes (page 205), just two of the recipes in this book that can be completed in short order. The kids help, everyone loves the meal, and it fits into your partner's cholesterol-lowering diet. It's not a dream. It's possible. Simply Great Food can help make it happen by providing you with the tools you need to create meals and snacks your family will love, in time frames that fit your busy schedule. In Simply Great Food, we give you a quick review of the basics of healthy eating, then show you simple solutions for turning this knowledge into action. The book is divided into the following sections: Let's Eat! which provides nutrition advice from registered dietitians and reviews the basic principles for eating well. Easy Food Solutions, which shows you how to plan meals and organize your kitchen so you can prepare delicious recipes at a moment's notice. You'll also find grocery shopping know-how and information on keeping food safe, as well as tips to make cooking an enjoyable experience. 250 delicious, user-friendly recipes, with accompanying nutrient information. Boxed information, which answers frequently asked questions about nutrition and food, as well as tips for overcoming barriers to healthy eating, are highlighted throughout the book. In addition, all the recipes have been analyzed according to the "Beyond the Basics: Meal Planning for Healthy Eating, Diabetes Prevention and Management" system. If you have diabetes, refer to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) Food Choice Values listed with each recipe to see how it fits with your menu plan. The best part is, all of the recipes have been chef- and family-tested, so we're confident that you will enjoy them!

Table of Contents

About Dietitians of Canada
Nutrition Month® Encourages Canadians to Eat Well, Live Well!

Lets Eat!

(A 21 page overview of sensible eating and nutrition including guidelines and web resources)

Easy Food Solutions

(A 15 page section with 5 easy steps to putting sensible eating into action)

Breakfast and Brunch

  • Overview and Ideas
  • 19 recipes

Lunches and Snacks

  • Overview and Ideas
  • 14 recipes


  • Ideas
  • 9 recipes

Appetizers, Dips and Sauces

  • Ideas
  • 18 recipes


  • Ideas
  • 18 recipes


  • Ideas
  • 26 recipes

Chicken and Turkey

  • Ideas
  • 15 recipes

Beef, Pork and Lamb

  • Ideas
  • 16 recipes

Fish and Seafood

  • Ideas
  • 10 recipes

Vegetarian Main Courses

  • Ideas
  • 16 recipes

Pasta and Pizza

  • Ideas
  • 20 recipes

Vegetables and Sides

  • Ideas
  • 22 recipes

Breads and Muffins

  • Ideas
  • 13 recipes


  • Ideas
  • 30 recipes

About the Nutrient Analysis

Editorial Reviews

Satisfyingly tasty, budget-conscious, and Canadianly 'multiculti,' the recipes in Simply Great Food exemplify how most of us want to eat.