Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 23, 2021
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Make Ahead Meals

For many, a new year brings a fresh resolve to eat healthier and cook from scratch. But life is busy and schedules can wreak havoc with even your best intentions. PEI-based chef Michael Smith wants to help with Make Ahead Meals, published by Penguin. The new 288-page cookbook features 100-plus recipes each with ideas on how to prepare meals ahead of time, and info on refrigerator and freezer storage. The book also includes plenty of practical tips on grocery shopping, stocking pantry shelves, and using the fridge and freezer to maximum advantage. Here are a few samples. On shopping: organize your list in a way that follows your path in the grocery store. For the pantry: buy anchovies. Smith tosses some into every dressing and says it gets him out of jams. For the fridge: refrigerate leftovers within an hour of cooking to preserve moisture and flavour. What follows are some recipes that you can start now and eat later, including a sweet treat to celebrate your efficiency.

From Make Ahead Meals © Michael Smith 2015. Reprinted by permission of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Photos by Ryan Szulc.

Recipes from the book