Obtained: Penguin Random House Canada
Publish date: January 19, 2016
I was able to attend Penguin Random House Canada’s #DigitalDetox event, at which Amelia Freer was a special guest. Event attendees were able to try some of the recipes in Freer’s book and speak with her about how to cook and eat in a way that would nourish rather than just satisfy. So it comes as no surprise that when I got a copy of this book at the event, I went home and pulled out the sticky tabs. This would be one to read with a highlighter.
But let’s take a step backwards for a second. For those who don’t know, Amelia Freer is a nutritional therapist to the stars, and her book Cook. Nourish. Glow is all about how to eat more healthily. Freer includes some of her favourite recipes, as well as pages explaining why certain foods will have a certain effect on your body, and why you should be careful of what you eat. These pages are adorned with beautiful food photography that looks good enough to eat, making the importance of eating healthy look colourful and delicious, rather than plain or unappealing.
As I mentioned earlier, I did read this book with my colourful sticky tabs, marking pages of the recipes I thought looked the most yummy and refreshing. The entire book is lined with rainbow markers now. I found a lot of the recipes were fairly accessible to people who may not be experienced in the kitchen (such as myself), and that even some of the recipes with ingredients that may be hard to find could easily be accomplished another way, so the recipe isn’t entirely intimidating.
I loved the fact that Freer’s book has so many types of recipes to try. If you’re a health-newbie, such as myself, you may want to try some of the more simple salads, dinners, or even some more desserty treats. But if you’ve been a health nut for a while and are comfortable making these creations yourself, Freer provides recipes to make your own dressings or stock pantry items.
I’m hoping to treat my body with a little more respect and stop eating so much junk, so I can’t wait to open up this book in the kitchen and try out some of the recipes! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive or tasteless, and Cook. Nourish. Glow is proof of all the ways you can eat healthy, delicious food that also improves your life.