National Winner for Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017 - Family Books
Winner of the 2018 Taste Canada Awards - General Cookbooks, Silver
Delicious, wholesome family-friendly recipes from the creator of the award-winning Simple Bites blog
Toasty warm in the winter and cool in the summer, Aimée’s comfortable kitchen is a place where the family gathers, cooks together, and celebrates everyday life. In The Simple Bites Kitchen, she brings her love of whole foods to the table and shares heart-warming kitchen stories and recipes that are nutritious, fairly simple to make, and utterly delicious. Aimée knows the challenges that come with feeding a family and tackles them head on by providing lunchbox inspiration, supper solutions and healthy snack options.
Aimée’s collection of 100 wholesome recipes draws on her experience as a mom and a seasoned cook and is brimming with fresh ingredients and simple instructions so that you can cook with confidence knowing you’re providing your family with healthy and great-tasting meals. You and your family will enjoy recipes from Overnight Spiced Stollen Swirl Buns and Maple-Roasted Pears with Granola for breakfast, Tequila-Lime Barbecue Chicken and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for a fresh air feast, garden-inspired recipes like Harvest Corn Chowder and Lentil Cottage Pie with Rutabaga Mash, and family dinner favourites like Roast Chicken with Bay Leaf and Barley and Cranberry-Glazed Turkey Meatloaf with Baked Sweet Potatoes.
Filled with beautiful photography, The Simple Bites Kitchen also includes recipes to keep your preserves pantry well-stocked all year, tips, simple tutorials and inspiration and ideas for homespun hospitality.
About the author
AIMÉE WIMBUSH-BOURQUE is the bestselling author of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars. A former chef turned modern homesteader, Aimée is also the creator of the Saveur award–winning blog Simple Bites, devoted to healthy family-focused food. She has contributed to JamieOliver.com, Parents magazine and Better Homes and Gardens, among many other publications. She lives with her husband and three children in Montreal, Quebec.
Part of Chatelaine’s 20 Favourite Cookbooks of 2017
“And in her second cookbook, the Simple Bites Kitchen, Wimbush-Bourque helps readers tackle hearty breakfasts, supper solutions and all the snacks in between.” --Chatelaine
"Aimée Wimbush-Bourque has the remarkable ability to capture the vital, bustling energy of her home into every recipe she writes. In The Simple Bites Kitchen, she conveys such hospitality through dishes that are homespun and inspired."--Tara O'Brady, author of Seven Spoons
"The Simple Bites Kitchen is truly a gem that will live in my kitchen for a very long time. Through Aimée's expert guidance cooking wholesome food for my family is not only doable, but a joy."--Ashley Rodriguez, author of Date Night In
“Aimée’s passion for healthy eating, good stewardship and guiding others is evident on every page. The recipes are simple yet elegant, and each page turn feels like a personal invitation to take a seat at her family table, where there is always room for everyone.”--Sarah Kieffer, author of The Vanilla Bean Baking Book
“This book is a must own! The Simple Bites Kitchen is a collection of stunningly delicious recipes that are guaranteed to earn a permanent home on your weekly meal plan. Aimée’s recipes will inspire your culinary adventures in the kitchen and draw your family closer as you cook together.”--Dennis Prescott, author of Eat Delicious
“Aimée captures that special connection between cooking and family life so beautifully. Her recipes and food philosophy are endlessly inspiring, and her writing makes me feel like I have an encouraging friend by my side in the kitchen.”--Jenna Helwig, food editor at Parents magazine and author of Real Baby Food