Over 80 simple, feel-good recipes and 20 essays that take you behind the blackout curtain of early motherhood, where Christine and Emma, the two perfect allies for any new parent, await.
How to Eat with One Hand was born of candid conversations between renowned chef Christine Flynn and Greenhouse beverage company co-founder Emma Knight when motherhood took them by surprise within a few months of one another. This unique collection offers over 80 simple, delicious recipes for every stage of new motherhood. Satisfy your cravings with must-haves like A Very Good Hamburger, Spicy Noods, and Chocolate Sheet Cake with Sour Cream Frosting; give your future sleep-deprived self a gift with satisfying make-ahead meals like White Beans and Greens, Fairy Godmother Minestrone, and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread; and later, please all the palates at the table with Spanish Tortilla, Molasses Brown Bread, and Chilaquiles. In addition, a handful of simple DIYs will help you keep your kids occupied, care for yourself, save money, and reduce your household waste.
So whether you're newly pregnant and nothing could be better than the thing you want to eat right. now. Or whether you need creative ideas to feed your growing family and their growing appetites, How to Eat with One Hand has you covered. In addition to recipes, Christine and Emma offer sustenance of another sort as they recount key moments of their lives as new mothers in 20 essays that are by turns laugh-out-loud funny and so heartwarming you may find yourself asking, "Is someone chopping onions in here?" Whether they get it right or get it wrong, they always get through it--and with How to Eat with One Hand on your shelf, you will too.
About the authors
CHRISTINE FLYNN is proprietor of The Good Earth Winery and a partner at The Good Earth Farm in Ontario, Canada. She is executive chef and partner at iQ Food Co., a restaurant group with multiple locations in Toronto. A celebrated writer, food stylist, and photographer, Christine's work has also appeared in The New York Times, Wired and Bon Appètit, among others. She is a chef partner with Zing Pantry Shortcuts. Christine lives in Niagara, Ontario with her family.
EMMA KNIGHT is Co-Founder and Head of Brand at Greenhouse, an award-winning Canadian organic beverage company. Emma is a co-author of The Greenhouse Cookbook (2017), a national bestseller. Her work has appeared in a number of Canadian and international publications. Emma lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.
“When it comes to cooking at home, simplicity is key, and that's true for new parents more than anyone. How to Eat with One Hand is bursting with a wide range of flavours that will nourish parents—and their families—at every stage. Loved this stylish book of standout recipes!”
—Lynn Crawford, bestselling author of Farm to Chef
“If you’re a parent and you’re tired or hungry—or both (we've all been there)—and need someone in your corner, you’ll find two great allies in this book. How to Eat with One Hand by Christine Flynn and Emma Knight is filled with simple recipes that you can cook for yourself and your family. Incredibly nourishing and all-around feel-good food. We all need help sometimes, and this book will be right by your side when you need it most.”
—Eden Grinshpan, host of Top Chef Canada and bestselling author of Eating Out Loud
“A stellar collection of recipes that are, simply put, food for the soul. They are vibrant, fun, and most importantly, they won't take hours to put together. With recipes ranging from comforting family meals and snacks to dishes you can freeze for a busy day, How to Eat with One Hand, is a gorgeous gem of a cookbook that's bound to become one of your favourites.”
—Diala Canelo, author of Diala’s Kitchen
“This cookbook is a culinary victory, straight out of the trenches of early motherhood, with simple delicious recipes and honest heartwarming storytelling. It provides the kind of comfort and nourishment that every new mom needs and deserves.”
—Nikita Stanley, co-founder of The Rebel Mama and bestselling co-author of The Rebel Mama's Handbook for (Cool) Moms
“A delightful and fresh new cookbook with easy-to-follow recipes and delicious artwork. The essays throughout the book are hilarious, honest and inspiring.”
—Connie DeSousa, Top Chef Canada finalist and co-owner and co-executive chef of Char Restaurant Group
“New parents, you’re not alone: two Toronto chefs created the ultimate cookbook with you (and your little ones) in mind. . . . [How to Eat with One Hand] contains recipes for all stages of new parenthood, from pregnancy and its various cravings (biscuits and gravy! cacio e pepe! chocolate sheet cake with sour-cream frosting!) to making delicious meals for picky little ones. The recipes are especially good for busy parents. . . . The book also has some fun DIY project ideas like make-at-home playdough and bath bombs to help keep kids busy.”