I have just added a whole lot of recipes I would like to try thanks to Rose Reisman’s Meal Revolution, a cookbook inspired by Canada’s new Food Guide.

The 275-page cookbook contains recipes for everyone – vegans, vegetarians and the meat eaters, those who are dairy- and gluten-free as well as those who use the Instant Pot, like sheet pan meals and bowls. And what is great about Reisman’s recipes is that she offers a lot of substitutes and tips. Don’t like the grain, change it up. Put dressing at the last if using spinach, tomatoes or cucumbers. And while there are a lot of recipes, they don’t use crazy ingredients that most people can’t afford (even though we know they are better for you) or find.

The recipes sound delicious, look delicious and more importantly are likely ones I will actually make because they aren’t going to take dozens of steps, gadgets I don’t own and time I don’t have.

The recipes are easy to follow and offer such a variety from Miso, Ginger, Soba Bowl With Grilled Shrimp to Chicken Shawarma with Cucumbers and Tomato Salad over Pita with Tahini Dressing.

I received this cookbook Friday and I have already made the Japanese Spinach Salad with Ginger Dressing, Edamame and Orange (delicious, although my son was laughing as I was actually crying. The dressing had a bit of a kick to it); Beef, Lentil and Vegetable Soup (good, no crying here and it did only take 30 minutes to make); Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Energy Balls (I disagree with Reisman though, it doesn’t help my sweet tooth, too much peanut butter, not enough chocolate. I would also smash the chocolate chips as I was afraid of tooth breakage) and the Chocolate Chia Pudding, which was a fail, but on my part for ingredients (nut milk and cows milk, in this case, are not interchangeable) and the fact that chia seeds when soaked in liquid is not my texture. Bleck.

There are a number of recipes under the categories of Breakfast, Soups, Salads, Grains, Bowls, Vegetables and Vegetarian; Poultry; Meat; Fish and Seafood; Instant Pot; Sheet Pan; and my favourite, Desserts and Snacks.

While I usually prefer a photo for every recipe, and this book doesn’t have that, it doesn’t seem to bother me as much with this one. I think it’s because there are just so many recipes inside and they aren’t complicated. My son and I are going to sit down and pick out a few recipes to try each week. Let the delicious eating begin.

Meal Revolution is $33.37. Learn more by visiting Reisman’s website.

From March 16 to April 25, people can receive a 10 per cent discount on Meal Revolution with the promo code Rosesave10. On April 21 at 8:30 p.m., the nutritionist is hosting a free cooking class in celebration of her new book. Click here to register and enter for a chance to winning one of five signed copies of Reisman’s latest book.

Read my Q&A with Reisman here.

A copy of this book was provided
by Reisman for an honest review. The opinions are my own.