Food for Thought

I recently purchased this cookbook by Hemsely & Hemsley (published by Edbury Press 2014). Not only does it have tasty and healthy recipes, it's such a beautiful book with great design and photography.

It has really handy sections like '10 Things To Do Today', which share my values in realistic healthy lifestyle options — the best thing is they're achievable and healthy without having to cut everything out of your diet (phew!).

Number four is a great example — "Cut Down On Coffee, and try have one less a day". Now this to me sounds doable, and when someone recommends no caffeine ever I switch off instantly, because I love my coffee. I try to limit it to one cup a day, and I make sure it is a good one. I enjoy the whole process, from grinding my own beans to brewing the coffee in my beautiful Chemex coffee maker. (A future blog post, maybe...?)

The book does feature meat and fish dishes, but also encourages you to aim for homegrown, local and naturally farmed foods wherever possible. It features lots of yummy vegan and vegetarian recipes too, which helps create a healthy and balanced diet. I always think, everything in moderation is a good way to live.

I can't wait to try their Malaysian Lentil and Squash Curry. I'll be sure to post how it goes on my social channels, so make sure you follow me if you don't already!