I’ve been a fan of Donna Hay for a long time. I like her fresh approach to food, her simple recipes and the gorgeous food styling and photography. Her new book ‘Life in Balance’ is a cook book that uses wholefood ingredients and aims to provide healthier recipe ideas from breakfast through to dinner, as well as a few sweet treats and desserts.
Donna Hay isn’t into food rules or diets, and I love that about her. She’s about balance and that shows through in her new book. There’s a wide range of dishes, from grains to greens and seafood to vegetarian – there’s no siloed approach here, just a range of nourishing foods from a range of food groups.
In typical Donna Hay style, this book is full of gorgeous photography and is very much a book to admire as well as to cook from. In between the recipes, there are sections which showcase ingredients from grains, greens and baking ingredients, and explains their uses and nutritional properties.
With healthy food recipes, sometimes it seems there is a lot of similarities or repeats, but this book is full of original ideas. Recipe wise, there is a lot of fresh, new inspiration and I have plenty of recipes bookmarked to try out. The book is divided into breakfasts, recipes made with greens, proteins, grain based foods, light meals, snacks and baking.
I’m really in love with this book and it’s one of my favourite ‘healthier’ recipe books I’ve seen this year. I can’t wait to start cooking from it!
Here’s some of the recipes I want to try:
You can buy the book online here, currently on sale for $40.99. Retail price is $49.99
Congratulations to the winner of the cookbook Kirsten Kane 🙂 Email me via my contact me page to arrange the prize.