A Month of Meals by Jamie Ussher is a simple, yet imformative read. I enjoyed learning about the benefits of maintaining healthy eating habits and her tips for saving money at the grocery store. The section I found most useful was how she made a list of staples that should be in your cupboard at all times. I always find myself running out to buy some ingredient that I should have already had. I also love the way the recipes are set up, with the ingredients listed on the left side, and the directions on the right side. It made things extremely clear and easy to read. The ready made shopping lists for each week are also very helpful. Each week, you use similar ingredients, saving you money at the store! As for the recipes themselves, they are pretty basic without the need for a lot of ingredients. Often, I'll find a recipe that sounds good but requires many ingredients, and by the time I hunt them all down I'm confused and end up ruining the recipe. The recipes included here are easy to make and delicious on their own. You can always add more spice if you crave more flavor.
The menu offers a nice variety of different foods. Some examples of the meals are tortilla soup, eggplant parmesan, baked fish and vegetable beef stew. I learned a great deal from reading this book and am looking forward to eating my month of meals! Order and read it for yourself here.