Sticking to practicing what I preach from my recent Friday Fitness Files, I have invested in a few cookbooks but only the three above made the top runner list. After thorough research, these three have had rave reviews from all their readers, and I am pretty sure why now. From Jamie’s eat-all cuisine, to The Green Kitchens vegetarian option to Ella Woodward’s vegan friendly, there is definitely something here to satisfy all palettes. Here are my reviews:
Jamie Oliver is known for his approach on food. He advocates a healthy eating lifestyle without eliminating any particular food group. This one is by far his best as it is thoroughly thought out in terms of recipes that are not only tasty but are great for you too! Aiming to highlight the ‘superfoods’ of this world, he introduces them in recipes from breakfast to lunches to dinners and even snacks, desserts and juices. This is an all rounder and a great one for families and people who will eat everything.
FAVOURTIE RECIPE: CUCUMBER STICKS STUFFED WITH CREAM CHEESE, TAHINI, SESAME AND SPRING ONIONS.
Possibly my favorite out of the bunch this book is based on the romantic adventure of wife and husband Luise and David. They highlight how both of them, coming from different food backgrounds compromise and combine their tastes into one and eventually become exclusively vegetarian. Along with their daughter, they introduce recipes which are kid-friendly and vegetarian with plenty of dairy (with the option of dairy free alternatives). Trying to eat a vegetarian diet as much as possible, this book is much more feasable to me than an entirely vegan cuisine as I can not live without eggs and cheese.
FAVOURITE RECIPE: SICILIAN PARMAGIANA DI ZUCCHINE- A VEGETARIAN LASAGNE USING AUBERGINE AND ZUCCHINI LAYERS, TOMATO AND MOZERELLA AND BASIL. YUM.
This one is beautifully published with recipes to die for. Although vegan and gluten-free, this book is packed with flavourful recipes that will pleasantly surprise you. Her breakfast options are the best out of the bunch, light and healthy yet filling at the same time and I have been using her breakfast recipes everyday since I received this book in the mail. Her snacks and desserts I have yet to try but coming from a self proclaimed sweet tooth, Ella explains in her book how she went from eating all the wrong foods in the world to become a clean vegan in a matter of a couple of years.
FAVOURTIE RECIPE: QUINOA TABBOULEH: Not that traditional tabbouleh was unhealthy at all, her twist on it makes it the perfect light lunch which honestly kept me full all day.