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A balanced approach to more Peace, Love & Fibre

What a great title for a cookbook. 

You know Marilyn Smith from her quirky humour, and quick healthy recipes on The Marilyn Denis Show. Peace, Love & Fibre is a collection of 1000 recipes to satisfy every mealtime. 

Recipes include home comfort favourites such as Split Pea Soup with Smoked Ham that serves 10 to 12 people, and the cornbread that serves 16. Personally, I find it's always hard for me to scale up to a family and friends size portions. So Marilyn Smith's collection takes half the guesswork out. These are especially great when you have company staying with you.

Tired of your everyday egg routine. Try Morning Eggs Mexican Style, with grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese, black beans, zucchini, green onion and for those a bit more adventurous, add some hot sauce. This one was a great variation on my regular omelettes where I use regular onions, coriander, tomatoes, and a dash of turmeric. 

Simple ingredients are the foundation of all the recipes. Marilyn Smith shares a few extra trips and tricks, such as how to remove pomegranate seeds, and making that parchment paper fit into any odd shaped pan. 

This isn't a book about razzle-dazzle, and if it's what you are expecting when you purchase the book, you don't know your chef. Marilyn Smith, is touted as a home economist, who has made it her personal mission to bring healthy living and flavourful, fibre-rich eating to the masses. If you go to the Marilyn Smith website, you'll be able to test out a few recipes from her book, such as Rhubarb Crumble with Strawberries & Ginger.

Love life. Add some fibre to your diet. Peace to all.