March 23, 2022

Devin Connell’s Cookbook Delivers On The Promise Of Helping You Make Spontaneous Meals, Fast!

Devin Connell’s cookbook, Conveniently Delicious, delivers on the promise of helping you make spontaneous meals, fast. Her mantra? Cook what you crave, and not what you think you should be eating. “It makes the whole process much more fun, which is one of the reasons why I don’t meal plan,” says Devin, the Toronto cookbook author, Food Network Canada personality and entrepreneur. “If you’re prescriptive in your cooking, you can get resentful and it can be boring. If you stock your fridge and pantry with the right essentials, you can cook things you want in that moment.”

Devin’s first cookbook in 2009, Two Dishes, was co-authored with her mom, Ace Bakery co-founder Linda Haynes. Since then, Devin has had two kids, opened (and shuttered) her gourmet takeout business, Delica Kitchen, and developed a successful food website, Crumb. She’s a busy person who still wants to cook and host, so throwing a meal together quickly is her superpower. “We need food, fast. But we also want something that is wholesome, delicious, easy to prepare, appealing to the whole family and, as much as possible, can be made in 30 minutes or less. Too big an ask? Heck NO!”

We asked Devin to share a few of her favorite recipes from her new book. Scroll down!

Author: Alice Lawlor

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Recipes excerpted from Conveniently Delicious by Devin Connell. ©2021 Devin Connell. Photography ©Louisa Nicolaou. Published by Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved