Looking at my bookshelf, I thought it quite funny - the contrast of the type of cookbooks I collected in my twenties (think cakes, pastries and all manor of sweet treats...) and the books I am now turning to in my thirties. Needless to say, all those refined sugar laden books will soon find their way to the local charity shop, for I am embarking on a new era of clean eating with the help of these lovely people...
Yep, I'm a self confessed sugar addict, but I am happy to say that this is changing :)
I discovered the wonderful power of juicing a few years ago, and it proved a wonderful catalyst to healthier eating (see my posts The Juice Revolution and Getting Juicy) and I tend to do a juicing programme a couple of times a year. It always kicks my snacking habit, helps ease my sweet tooth, and generally gets me back on track.
It was while doing a juicing programme earlier this year, I felt I needed to make bigger, more permanent changes to my diet. So I bought a few new books and excitedly read them cover to cover, being inspired to completely overhaul my eating habits, and looking forward to a new way of eating once the juicing programme was over.
Well, several of these books have had a lot of hype, so I'm thinking of sharing some reviews as I work my way through them... stay tuned :)
From left to right:
River Cottage Veg Everyday, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Wheat Belly Cookbook, Dr William Davis
The Art of Eating Well, Hemsley & Hemsley
Deliciously Ella, Ella Woodward
5 Weeks to Sugar-Free, Davina McCall
Get The Glow, Madeleine Shaw
The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day, Dale Pinnock