Wanting to cook with more whole foods but need a little inspiration? Here are four cook books I have been loving.. The perfect Christmas gift for someone wanting to spend more time cooking delicious and healthy meals at home.
WHOLE BY NATURAL HARRY
This is a great cook book for people who want to eat more plants but aren’t too sure where to start. Super simple recipes that use vegan, whole food ingredients. Her recipes also require very little fancy equipment, showing how even in the most basic kitchens you can create magic.
THE YOGIC KITCHEN BY JODY VASSALLO
This book is so much more than a cook book. Using an Ayurvedic approach to food as a form of medicine. The book starts off by summarising the principles of Ayurveda and then breaks it down into three parts. Giving recipes for each dosha – Vata, Pitta and Kapha (everybody’s unique constitution according to Ayurveda). The book is mainly plant based with a few animal product recipes for doshas that work well with them. Even if you’re not interested in Ayurveda this book is still packed with awesome recipes that will nourish your body and soul.
SIMPLE BY OTTOLENGHI
I am in love with Ottolenghi and every cook book he puts out. His style has definitely inspired us over the years. He celebrates beautiful produce, creates surprising flavour combinations and his dishes are always bursting with colour. Many of his recipes can be filled with cream and butter. I often create them with substitutes like nutritional yeast for cheese, buckwheat flour for flour, coconut sugar for regular sugar. Even though I don’t believe those ingredients are ‘bad’, if your body doesn’t work with them it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this book.
TULUM BY COSKUN UYSAL