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COOKBOOK: Eat Right for Your Shape!

COOKBOOK:  Eat Right for Your Shape!

Cookbooks, like men, come in and out of your life.  Some excite you at first, but leave you totally underwhelmed within minutes.  Some, those special few, can quite simply change your life.

The new cookbook by Lee Holmes, Eat Right for Your Shape , is just one such book.

This book takes a fresh look at the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda.  A holistic approach to feeling well, balanced and living in harmony with yourself and your surroundings.  A union of the mind, body, senses and soul to help achieve balance and good health.

Listening !

Listening !

 

Full fat organic dairy milk.  Such a simple thing, yet one I found hard to find during my recent holiday in New York.  Just one choice in one market sitting amongst hundreds of varieties of skim, 0% fat, 2% fat, low-fat and long-life.

At first I was a little horrified, then it got me thinking about diets.  About how we've been brought up my our parents and what the experts taught us back then, and even today.  It got me thinking how no one person is the same, and no one body is the same, which then leads to the inevitable conclusion that no diet or way of eating should be the same for everyone.

IN SEASON: Celeriac

IN SEASON:  Celeriac

Celeriac.  Have you ever seen a more ugly vegetable?  By golly it's delicious though!  Probably one of the least used and most under-rated root vegetables, which is such a shame as it has some serious health benefits.  It’s high in fiber, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6, which help our bodies absorb nutrients, expel waste, improve immunity and maintain our blood sugar levels.  

And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

IN SEASON: Sweet Potato!

IN SEASON:  Sweet Potato!

Yes the lovely orange root vegetable may have oodles more vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber than its white cousin - the regular potato, but did you know that sweet potatoes are outstanding for your digestion?

Their high starch content can be easily broken down which is so soothing for our stomach and intestines - ideal for those of us suffering tummy issues (like the horrible bloating I'm currently enjoying due to my hypothyroidism).

SRC | Green Pea + Ham

SRC | Green Pea + Ham

Say hello to Avril!

Avril lives in New England, USA where she works as an elderly care provider, where she's the mother of two little girls and where she cooks and bakes like crazy for her blog Baking and Creating with Avril .

 Avril's blog is filled to the brim with wonderful family friendly recipes made with love, igniting her dream of one day potentially opening up her very own bakery.  How exciting Avril.  Although the thought of bakers hours leaves me in a cold sweat!

Baking and Creating with Avril also happens to be my Secret Recipe Club blog for the month of August.