So this is a new type of blog post for me! I love reading and I have a bit of an obsession with collecting cookbooks. I have actually run out of room to keep them! My lovely fiance has taken to building me shelves to store them all! Soon I think we will need a bigger house… I am a self-taught cook, and I love how each of the books I own, has taught me different things.
So, every Monday I am going to share with you some fantastic cookery books that inspire me on my culinary adventures! I am doing it in the hope that you will go away, read them and be inspired!
Book title: Get the Glow
Author: Madeleine Shaw
Where I bought it: Sainsbury’s
How much was it? £10.99
Summary: I won’t give too much away, but the book is split into two parts. The first part details how to eat clean. This includes Madeleine’s back story and lots of inspiring ways to overhaul your diet and change the way you see food. The second part are a plethora of amazing recipes, designed by Madeleine.
Favourite Recipes: I’m torn as there are lots of great recipes! I love the raw, energy balls. Her photos are beautiful. Light, clean and a riot of colours. The Raw Lemon Cheesecake looks AMAZING. As does the Green Goddess Salad. It is impossible to choose…
Key points: Madeleine is a Nutritional Health Coach, so she really knows her stuff. You can tell this from her knowledge about the ingredients she uses. Her book is about cutting out things like sugar – a popular concept nowadays. It is refreshing to hear someone bringing things like buckwheat groats, chia seeds, quinoa and cacao to people. She is quoted on her website as saying:
Food is the most powerful drug; it informs not just how we look but how we feel and think too. My philosophy stems from my desire to educate people about this – and to show how healthy food can be delicious, nutritious, affordable and simple to make. Madeleine Shaw
I love this and can really relate to this way of thinking. I think teaching people to get over the stereotypical (and incorrect) thought of health food being this sterile, gross, bland food is amazing. Healthy food is delicious, vibrant and nutritious. It can be found in raw chocolate, stews, soups, salads, stir fries and snack bars – as shown in this book!
Why buy it? I would say buy this book because…it will educate you. It will inspire you. Even if you didn’t follow the plan, just eating one meal a week from this book will make a difference to your body. I also love that this book doesn’t feel preachy – like so many ‘healthy’ cook books can. She doesn’t come across as patronising, she just comes across as happy – and this makes you, the reader want to be happy – everyone wants to be happy right? It will also make you want to drink a green smoothie. And eat lots of quinoa. And put down the chocolate bar – I often need help with this one!
Have you read this book? If so, let me know in the comments below! Happy reading everyone!
**Disclaimer – All thoughts/words/babble in Monday’s Book Nook are my own. I am not paid in anyway by anyone to review books. I also never review books that I haven’t read cover to cover, and then back again! Just so y’all know…