Simple omelette is a quick dinner with sprouts, cheese and pesto
Eggs are the trusty assistant, often forgotten, when the harried meal provider runs out of planned menus, frozen meals or order-in money.
Toronto cookbook author Christine Tizzard suggests making an omelette into a satisfying meal by filling it with fresh, crunchy greenery, cheese and pesto.
Her book, called Honest to Goodness: Everyday Recipes for the Home Cook (Whitecap, $29.95), is a comprehensive guide for making nutritious family meals.
This recipe, one of more than 120 in the book, is gluten- and nut-free and low-sugar. Many dishes are vegan, but the soup-to-dessert collection has plenty of meat recipes, too.
The chapter Bake Sale Recipes to Get You Through the Year is a winner. Other standout chapters are Soups and Salads, and Packed Lunches.
Tizzard is a TV cook, a specialist in having recipe components at the ready. Her recipes are clearly written and offer tips about how to streamline meals.