I’ve been cooking up a weather disturbance lately and churning out recipes from my fav healthy cookbooks. I try to keep my cooking on the healthier side so when I dine out, I don’t feel guilty about going all out! What can I say? I prefer my carbs served in a wheelbarrow as opposed to a tiny plate. So here’s a lil’ list of my favourite healthy recipes which I’ve been loving recently.
Winter means soup by the boatload and I’m totes into this Butternut and Coconut soup in Madeleine Shaw’s first cookbook Get the Glow. The sweetness from the butternut pairs so well with the heat from the chilli flakes. A simple dish for a cold winter’s day!
I really didn’t think it was possible to make a tasty and healthy lasagne but it appears ol’ Jamie has proven me wrong! This Super Squash Lasagne with spinach, cottage cheese and seeds is dynamite. Fat-free cottage cheese is a bloody great alternative to a full fat cheese and the sunflower seeds add that satisfying crunch.
I’m fairly inexperienced when it comes to cooking pork but I was so impressed by how this dish came out. Pork and nutmeg go together better than fake tan and Donald Trump and the addition of sage leaves made me want to savour e’rrrey bite. The carrots were finished off in the frypan with orange juice cooked down to a mouth-watering citrus glaze. Gourmet as hell!
When we head round to one of the girls places for dinner, we all like to bring something whether it be a bottle of wine, a side salad or a batch of sticky brownies. Last girls gathering this Superfood Crispy Broccolini Salad was a total crowd pleaser and another killer recipe from the Get the Glow cookbook. Broccolini is the bomb-dig and tastes even better when it’s served up with coconut oil, chili and goji berries. YUMMO!
When I banged together this spicy pepita, kale and buckwheat salad from Lola Berry’s The Happy Cookbook I had never tried buckwheat before. I’m officially down. The unexpected chew you get from the dried apricots match perfectly with the crunch of the buckwheat. No complaints here!
I also want to give a special mention to Ella Woodward’s cookbook Deliciously Ella which has plenty of simple salads and dips that really pack a flavour punch!
I’d love to hear what your favourite healthy cookbooks are. Any Justin Bieber books that seem to churn out hit after hit?
Until next time…That’s what she said.