Post Script: Good + Simple – Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

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Good + Simple

Jasmine Hemsley, Melissa Hemsley

Penguin Random House Australia

Ebury Press

ISBN: 9781785031601

RRP A$49.99

 

 

Description:

 

GOOD FOOD, GOOD MOOD, GOOD DIGESTION, GOOD HEALTH!

 

Good + Simple celebrates the pleasure of delicious food that is simple to make, a joy to share and just so happens to be good for you. Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley’s principles of healthy home cooking built around gut health, whole foods and affordable ingredients show how tasty and achievable eating well can be.

 

The sisters have created 140 nutritious and exciting recipes – reworked classics, prepare ahead dishes, fast suppers with leftovers for packed lunches, energising breakfasts and snacks, satisfying breads, desserts and bakes. Infused with Jasmine and Melissa’s love of cooking and eating, Good + Simple includes plenty of practical tips and down-to-earth advice to help you gain confidence in the kitchen, plan for the coming week and cook for you and your family with ease. Enjoy real food. Look and feel amazing every day.

 

 

My View:

A great cook book with a simple philosophy – food should be good for you, it should be delicious and nutritious, and it should be simple and sustainable. (p.7)  I couldn’t agree more!

 

H +H (Hemsley and Hemsley) have 15 principles for eating well – let me share them with you:

  1. Gut Instinct
  2. Boil Your bones
  3. Forget Calories, Think Nutrients
  4. Meat and two veg
  5. Going Against the grain
  6. Fat is Your Friend
  7. Sweet Enough
  8. Drink to think
  9. The Real Deal
  10. Know your onions
  11. Prepare, Chew and Combine
  12. Be mindful
  13. Stress Less
  14. Tune In
  15. The “better than” rule.

 

This book got me at point 1 Gut Instinct. Gut health has something I have been very mindful of lately, you will have noticed I have reviewed a few Gut Health type books, and the more I read the more I am convinced that a healthy gut equals a healthy body. I am pleased that this cook book shares this philosophy too.

 

Bone broth – frugal, nourishing and tasty, bone broth is the age-old superfood at the heart of the H + H philosophy. (p.10)  I am in agreement.

 

I could go on…but I won’t. Pick up the book, watch the upcoming TV series on Foxtel; Hemsley & Hemsley: Healthy & Delicious, on Mondays at 8.30pm on LifeStyle FOOD and discover for yourself the H & H philosophies for eating well .

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Post Script: Good + Simple – Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

  1. Oh, this does sound like a good addition to the kitchen library, Carol. What I like about it is that it sounds like a sensible way to look at cooking and eating, mindful of the way people really live their lives. Yet, at the same time, it sounds like a book with some wisdom.

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