Canadian Living Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less book cover

Canadian Living’s new cookbook Canadian Living: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less could not have arrived at my doorstep at a better time. Recently I’ve found that I am strapped for time pretty much 90% of the time. But isn’t everyone these days? Dinner is often the last thought on my mind until suddenly it’s 7pm and I’m starving. And there is no food in the house. Have you been there? It’s not much fun, is it. Well guess what, this cookbook will make those pre-dinner meltdowns non-existent.

I love putting a cookbook to the test before I review it, so I actually timed myself while making three of the recipes from this book. And they all took less than 30 minutes! Which gets an A+ in my mind. My food philosophy is pretty similar to that from this cookbook, flavourful recipes with minimal ingredients. This book has everything from vegetarian dishes to a quick stir-fry, or like this Mexican tortilla soup recipe I’m sharing here. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect weeknight dinner in here. Plus all the recipes come with the Canadian Living Tested-Till-Perfect guarantee! The chapters are divided by time, either 15, 20, 25 or 30 minutes, depending on how long it takes to make the recipes. This is very intuitive and makes browsing through the book so simple.

mexican tortilla soup

I’m really in love with this book and it’s wonderful recipes, it’s my new go-to cookbook and I’ve found that it’s helping me get back into my dinner groove. It’s great for a newbie cook or an experienced cook who is in need of a little dinner time inspiration. Not only is it packed with recipes, but there are gorgeous photographs and awesome quick-cooking tips. One of the recipes I’ve been making the past couple of weeks is this Mexican tortilla soup and I think you should add it to your meal plan for this week.

mexican  tortilla soup recipe


Disclaimer: Simon & Schuster provided me with a copy of Canadian Living: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links, thank you for supporting Living Lou!