This is our kind of beach read. 

Your summer reading list shouldinclude a few new cookbooks for those days when it’s not too hot to turn on theoven—here are a few new Canadian titles worth looking out for.

Eat More Plants: Over 100 Anti-inflammatory, Plant-based Recipes For Vibrant Living

By Desiree Nielsen, Penguin Canada, $32

Your mom was right—even the newlyrevamped Canada Food Guide recommends eating more fruit and veg, whether you’recommitted to them exclusively or not. In Eat More Plants, dietitianDesiree Nielsen offers over 100 gluten-free plant-based recipes for the vegan,vegetarian, flexitarian or carnivore. With advice on setting up a kitchen, mealprep basics, helpful pantry descriptors, cooking charts and a 21-day meal plan—there’s no excuse for not eating more plants.

Everyone’s Welcome: The Art of Living and Eating Allergen Free

By Amanda Orlando, TouchWood, $40

For those navigating dietaryrestrictions ranging from food sensitivities to anaphylactic allergies, AmandaOrlando’s new cookbook, Everyone’s Welcome, addresses how to cookand bake without the “big eight”: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs,soy, wheat, fish and shellfish—and other common allergens. Most of the recipesare free from all eight, with the rest offering alternatives, accommodatingthose who are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.

The 3-ingredient Baking Book: 101 Simple, Sweet And Stress-free Recipes

By Charmian Christie, Robert Rose, $24.99

Anyone new to or intimidated bythe baking process, will appreciate Charmian Christie’s collection ofstress-free sweets, each made with only three ingredients. Think shortbread,quick chocolate mousse, icebox parfaits and fruit-filled puffed pastries, withuseful shortcuts and advice about how to avoid the most common baking mistakes.

Prairie Table

by Karlynn Johnston, Appetite by Random House, $32

Prairie food is food is forgathering—around the kitchen table, out in the field at harvest time, or spreadout picnic-style in the wide-open spaces. Edmonton food blogger Karlynn Johnstonbrings her own style of nostalgic recipes to the table for your next prairiesocial.