To borrow any of these great resources, contact IIQ staff at 705  749-3488   ext  217  or 218.

The Basic Shelf

All the recipes can be made from one list of low-cost, nutritious ingredients that make up what we call “the basic shelf”. Most of these ingredients can be kept for a long time in your cupboard without refrigeration

Better Homes and Gardens Juniour Cookbook

With pictures and easy recipes to use with children.

Child Care Cooks

Child Care Cooks, is a project of the Quality Child Care Initiative and was created by Guelph and Wellington County child care cooks, local restaurants and celebrity chefs.


275 recipes celebrate food from field to table. Published by the Dietitians of Canada.

Feeding Carl

More than 130 delicious recipes free from gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, nuts, fish, seafood, sesame and refined sugar by local author, Sylvia Davies.

Gluten Free Cookbook

Hold the Salt!

Here's help for anyone who wants easy-to-prepare recipes which are healthy, tasty and low in salt/sodium.  Preparation time for every dish is 20 minutes or less.

Hold That Hidden Salt

Whether it's breakfast cereal, ketchup, soup, soft drinks or muffins, food manufacturers pack way more salt than is healthy into the foods they make. Maureen Tilley offers easy, quick and tasty alternatives that make holding the salt a delicious and appealing idea. 


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