Post Script: Deliciously Ella – Ella Woodward

“Feel incredible and nurture and love your body with simple, easy to follow recipes for healthy, plant based dishes using the most natural ingredients. “

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Deliciously Ella

Ella Woodward

Hachette Australia

Yellow Kite Books

ISBN: 9781444795011

Description:

From sumptuous desserts, to food on the go, delicious dips, raw treats and rainbow bowls of awesome veggies, Ella’s philosophy is all about embracing the natural foods that your body loves and creating fresh, simple dishes which are easy to make and taste amazing. Featuring more than 100 new sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes to excite your taste buds, this collection will inspire you to eat for better health, glowing skin and boundless energy.

A reformed sugar monster herself, Ella knows just how daunting the idea of changing your diet can be. Her must-read blog, DELICIOUSLY ELLA, which gets two million visitors a month from all over the world, was inspired by her own health adventure and everything she has learned by healing herself simply through diet. It’s truly amazing to see what you can do with these simple ingredients and how you can so easily create a deliciously healthy version of your favourite dishes.

More than anything, Ella wants to show that this way of eating is absolutely not about deprivation and starvation, but instead is about embracing a positive, healthy way of life.

 

 

My View:

This book is easy to read and enjoy. If you are wanting to change your diet and eat a little healthier the advice given is simple – “Start making small changes first, just adding in one new serving of fruit or veg a day is an amazing way to start. For example some sweet potato wedges or guacamole make a delicious addition to any meal and they are so easy to make. Whizzing up a smoothie in the morning is incredible too as it always starts you off on the right track for a positive day, while giving you an abundance of goodness and making you glow on the inside.” (p10) Ella Woodward hasn’t written this book to try to convert you to veganism – the book is “meant to be flexible and adaptable, it’s just about showing you how amazingly easy and delicious plants can be so we can all start enjoying more of them.”(p10) And that is exactly what I want to do.

 

Ella Woodward provides a useful introduction that provides a list of pantry staples that are versatile and quick to cook and easy to find in you local supermarket. This book is all about making cooking plant based meals at home quick and easy and if you have these basic ingredients in your pantry there will never be an excuse not to cook a nutritious healthy meal again. Beans, pulses, herbs and seasonings, grains, dates and so on…nothing gourmet, nothing that is hard to access…simple ingredients that when you add fresh fruit or vegetables to, complete a meal. I will be embracing some of the ideas and recipes here and encouraging my busy, time poor, vegetarian adult daughter to do the same. This is a great resource.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Post Script: Deliciously Ella – Ella Woodward

  1. Glad you thought this a good read, Carol. I think the key to our diets for the better is one step at a time. Little changes can make big differences, and it’s good to hear she embraces that view too.

    • A very motivating book Margot – I am already – adding extra serves of vegetables to our meals, and we are having the occasional vegetarian meal. I like that she has a list of food staples for her pantry – ingredients that can easily be turned into quick meals. Variety is the key I think.
      ( and a bit more exercise) 🙂

  2. Pingback: Vegetarian Meals Made With Love | Reading, Writing and Riesling

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