They say you can tell a lot about person from their bookshelf and the fact that mine is pretty much full of recipe books would suggest that they are correct! When I first started eating healthier, I was obsessed with recipe books; they really opened my eyes to the fact that there really is no restrictions when it comes to healthy eating. I loved recreating recipes and it helped get my confidence up in the kitchen. I now consider myself a pretty good cook even though my boyfriend still doesn’t like my healthy flapjacks. As we move into Spring and the layers start coming off, we really should be thinking about making fresh food from scratch not just for weight management but to get that glow from the inside out!
Of course the internet is full of amazing healthy food blogs and zillions of recipes including my FOOD section hehe but nothing beats a good cookbook! Here’s 5 that I am loving at the moment plus my favourite hummus recipe from the Nourish book…
1. NOURISH – mind, body and soul
Amber Rose, Sadie Frost and Holly Davidson
2. HEALING FOODS
Neal’s Yard Remedies
3. LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN COOKBOOK
Alain Coumont and Jean- Pierre Gabriel
4. CLEAN & LEAN DIET COOKBOOK
5. Deliciously Ella
I’ve been making a batch of this homemade hummus from the Nourish book every week since I got it for my birthday and it’s so simple and delicious!
Serves 6 (definitely eat the whole batch myself in 2 days)
400g pre-cooked chickpeas drained
4 tablespoons (or more) lemon juice
4 garlic cloves (I sometimes leave these out if I’m teaching lots of Pilates as don’t want garlicky breath)
2 teaspoons cumin
salt to taste
8 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus a little extra for drizzling
2 teaspoons paprika
Place everything in a blender except paprika and blend until smooth. Once the mixture is creamy spoon into a bowl and sprinkle paprika and maybe some fresh parsley on top with a drizzle of olive oil.
What are you’re favourite healthy cookbooks? Let me know in the comments below.
Love, Lottie x