“My strategy is simple: I don't meal plan. I eat what I want to eat, when I want to eat it. Spontaneity is possible, and you can do this. I’ll show you how.”
Devin Connell, chef and creator of This Is Crumb, knows that real people with busy lives want simple, delicious meals that are easy to prepare and impossible to resist. But she also knows that planning Thursday’s dinner on Monday morning doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Because what happens when you see a picture of a roast chicken thigh on Instagram, and now you just need roast chicken? When it comes to her own kitchen, Devin wants to be free of a plan and cook what she craves.
But if the thought of this non-plan plan has you breaking out in a sweat, take a deep breath and dive in to Conveniently Delicious. You’ll soon learn that spontaneity is possible, whether you’re cooking for yourself, for your partner, or for a casual gathering with friends. If you’ve got a kitchen that is stocked with the right basics, a combination of fresh produce and shelf-stable items, the opportunities for mixing and matching are endless. Bold, punchy flavors, bright colors, and meals for any day of the week—it’s all within your reach.
Think of easy nibbles such as Labneh with Bursted Tomatoes & Dill; gorgeous salads like Nectarine, Baby Gem, Fried Almond & Feta; hearty vegetables such as Roasted Acorn Squash with Hazelnut & Fried Rosemary; and effortlessly impressive mains, like 10-Minute Pasta with Italian Tuna, Olives & Lemon or Salt & Pepper Flank Steak with Quick Tomato Shallot Kimchi. And, obviously, always dessert—an Upside Down Skillet Apple Crumble or a Lemon Pudding with Salted Graham Crumb is the perfect way to end a meal.
Written with Devin’s sharp humor and straightforward style, and full of absolutely stunning, sumptuous photography, Conveniently Delicious is a collection of recipes that you’ll come back to again and again. As Devin says, this cookbook is guaranteed to make you feel lighter about mealtimes than when you started, even if, most of the time, she’s talking about how to make you feel full.
About the Author
DEVIN CONNELL is the founder of the popular website Crumb, as well as a cookbook author, recipe developer and Food Network Canada personality. She also founded Delica Kitchen, a catering company and small group of restaurants in Toronto. A wife and mother of two boys, she's no stranger to a messy kitchen.
PRAISE FOR CONVENIENTLY DELICIOUS
“In this winning debut, Devin proves not only be an engaging writer and cook, but she also introduces an energizing, intuitive approach to feeding a modern family." —TARA O’BRADY, author of Seven Spoons
“Devin has nailed the way we all want to eat every day. These are sexy weeknight dishes that are colorful and seasonal, and will make this book one that you reach for year-round.” —EDEN GRINSHPAN, TV host of Top Chef Canada and author of Eating Out Loud
“Grab this book. Keep it open. Cook from it messily, happily, for yourself, or for people you love. Never has there been a better time to let good, wholesome, memory-making food be our adventure.” —DAPHNE OZ, author, podcaster, and TV host of The Dish on Oz
“Fresh, fun and full of joy, Conveniently Delicious is a cookbook you’ll want to keep within arm’s reach. Devin’s take on family recipes and her modern, easy-going style draw you in and inspire you to cook with abandon!” —GAIL SIMMONS, TV host and author of Bringing It Home
“It’s for home cooks who have a stocked pantry and don’t do meal planning, and a perfect expression of her high-low philosophy on food and life.” —Toronto Star