A Year of Beautiful Eating - Madeleine Shaw

A Year of Beautiful Eating: Eat Fresh. Eat Seasonal. Glow with Health, All Year Round by Madeleine Shaw, bestselling nutritional health coach, guides you in the right direction to eat for health all year round.

With over 100 nutritious and wholesome recipes packed with flavour and medicinal benefits, Madeleine focuses on the importance of eating in tune with nature and supercharging your plate with what your body needs to look and feel beautiful season by season.

Not only are these recipes good for you but they are definitely tempting as well - a Cashew Loaf that contains no flour but looks as delicious as any regular loaf of bread which I am anxious to try due to some gluten issues in our home. Steak Fajitas with Roasted Peppers and Corn, Chicken Breast with Spiced Carrots and Cauliflower Tabbouleh, and Sweetcorn Fritters with Tomato Salsa and Avocado are other examples of totally crave-worthy meals that you will find here. And don't forget sweet treats - Madeleine has plenty of those in store for us such as Raw Chocolate and Coconut Bars, Plum and Almond Cake, and Upside-Down Banana Cake. 

A Year of Beautiful Eating is packed with gorgeous photographs of scrumptious food. Special thanks to the publisher and author for sharing a delicious potato salad that you can try at your next outdoor (or indoor) party. Head over to our contest page to enter our giveaway for one of three copies of this title - open worldwide.

Oregano-Infused Potato Salad with Fennel and Leeks

Potatoes have had a bad rep over the years. Sure, they are a bit carby, but cold potatoes are rather spectacular. You see, cold potatoes contain lots of starch . . . which is amazing for your gut. And a healthy gut means clear skin, so let's get munching on those spuds - yum!

Serves 4

2 leeks, trimmed
1 tbsp avocado oil or butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
400g Jersey Royals
50ml veggie or chicken stock, just boiled
sprig of fresh oregano, leaves picked and chopped
100g rocket
1 fennel bulb
2 spring onions
30g walnuts, roughly chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp olive oil

Finely chop the leeks into thin slivers. Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté the leeks with a pinch of salt and pepper for 20 minutes, until golden and caramelised.

While the leeks are cooking, boil the potatoes in a pot of simmering salted water for 20-25 minutes until tender. Drain them and slice in half, then put back into the same pot you cooked them in. Pour over the hot stock and add the oregano and a pinch of salt. Leave while you prep the rest of the salad.

Place the rocket in a bowl. Thinly slice the fennel with a mandolin into fine ribbons and add to the rocket, then tip in the cooked leeks and potatoes. Finely chop the spring onions and throw them over the salad, along with the nuts, parsley, a big pinch of salt and the olive oil. Toss and serve.
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27 Comments

  • Siegal  on  5/30/2017 at 9:59 PM

    I'm always pretty proud of myself when I eat raw broccoli

  • fiarose  on  5/31/2017 at 8:47 AM

    any and all vegetables make me feel good about how i eat--especially when they're prepared in a simple, fresh way, like a good roast or grill or stirfry or salad.

  • sgump  on  5/31/2017 at 10:29 AM

    What foods make me feel good about what I put in my body? Organic produce and whole grains!

  • Lem9579  on  5/31/2017 at 7:16 PM

    Crunchy vegetables like radishes and carrots. There is something about the crunching that makes me feel like I am getting an injection of good stuff.

  • Lem9579  on  5/31/2017 at 7:27 PM

    Finding ways to have veggies for breakfast has helped a lot. Veggies on toast, grilled veggies as a side if I am having eggs.

  • lhudson  on  6/1/2017 at 7:06 AM

    Charred Corn and Tomato Pesto Paste

  • FireRunner2379  on  6/1/2017 at 5:13 PM

    Sweet potatoes make me feel good about my nutrition.

  • PennyG  on  6/3/2017 at 10:43 AM

    Whole grains.

  • lgroom  on  6/5/2017 at 9:19 AM

    I eat brown rice with a vat of veggies a couple times a week and I always have an interesting salad with supper.

  • JenJoLa  on  6/8/2017 at 9:51 AM

    Any time I eat a variety of vegetables, I feel good about that.

  • kitchenclimbers  on  6/8/2017 at 1:48 PM

    salads

  • lebarron2001  on  6/8/2017 at 2:32 PM

    Salmon with sweet potatoes and fresh steamed veggies

  • IngridO  on  6/9/2017 at 6:31 AM

    I have to say that eating a beautiful salad of any kind is the best feeling I get from the food I eat

  • Nasus  on  6/9/2017 at 6:28 PM

    Orange-infused potato salad sounds interesting.

  • kbennall  on  6/9/2017 at 11:21 PM

    Any dinner that consists of fish and vegetables, I always feel full but not gross after.

  • t.t  on  6/10/2017 at 12:16 AM

    vegetables and fruits; whole grains

  • Trace21  on  6/11/2017 at 2:55 PM

    Any kind of fish meal makes me feel invigorated & healthy.

  • GregH  on  6/12/2017 at 9:44 PM

    good number of wholesome reciepes

  • sharifah  on  6/14/2017 at 10:39 AM

    fish and grains

  • tarae1204  on  6/16/2017 at 1:47 PM

    Plain yogurt, making your own nut milks, and trying to eat salad with dinner.

  • orchidlady01  on  6/17/2017 at 1:07 AM

    Any time I make a salad of mixed greens with different veggies, I feel good about what I'm eating

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  6/20/2017 at 3:15 PM

    I feel pretty virtuous when I make myself eat beets.

  • danielis  on  6/21/2017 at 6:32 PM

    I love foods that make me feel refreshed but satisfied. Beetroot, leafy green, avo and seafood. yum!

  • cocecitycook  on  6/23/2017 at 6:24 AM

    Raw vegetables. A salad or just a bowl full of cut up vegetables to munch on.

  • abihamm  on  6/27/2017 at 4:31 PM

    Spinach always makes me feel great.

  • readingwishes  on  6/30/2017 at 3:25 AM

    I love eating lots of veg and healthy fats. Look forward to reading this cookbook!

  • Mrs.Soule  on  7/1/2017 at 9:48 AM

    Brown rice and leafy green veggies.

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