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Life in Balance: A Fresher Approach to Eating by Donna Hay

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  • Roasted cabbage and Brussels sprouts with crispy herbs and tahini dressing

    • Frogcake on May 27, 2017

      I thought this salad had interesting tastes -cabbage and brussel sprouts roasted in a honey lemon drizzle, tossed with what I consider to be fairly strong herbs (sage, marjoram, and oregano all crisped), then served with a yogurt tahini dressing. Really, this salad has two dressings that work well together, in my view. Although they are related, I would have never thought to serve cabbage and brussel sprouts together. I think the key here is the type of cabbage you choose, which she doesn't specify. I used Napa, which is sweeter and more pleasant roasted than the generic cabbage heads she may be referring to in the recipe.

  • Smoky pumpkin, spelt, pomegranate and feta salad

    • dinnermints on January 25, 2017

      Excellent! Love this mix of flavors. I decreased the olive oil some in the squash and the spelt.

  • Chicken, zucchini and feta meatballs

    • MADCH82 on May 25, 2017

      Love the flavours, but balls tend to fall apart, even when adding an egg. Any tips?

  • Pumpkin, chickpea and brown rice balls with labne and roasted carrots

    • MADCH82 on May 25, 2017

      bit bland, chili hit gives it umph! My balls fall apart.... even when adding an egg... any tips?

  • Moroccan chicken and carrot salad with whole-wheat couscous

    • MADCH82 on May 25, 2017

      Packed with flavor. Absolutely delicious and super easy! Leftovers perfect for lunch. Has been a dinner party succes twice!

  • Kale and cashew dip

    • Frogcake on May 10, 2017

      Delicious. Really easy and quick. Soaking the cashews is the only time-consuming step. I've also used Swiss chard in place of kale. Really yummy with the seeded crackers and a great spread on sandwiches in place of butter and mayo.

  • Seeded crackers

    • Frogcake on May 10, 2017

      We loved these crackers -delicious and nutritious. Perfect with anything but very much enjoyed with the kale cashew dip. Not sure why I waited so long to make home-made crackers. Next time I will roll them thinner and bake for a full 25 minutes for extra crispness. I found the dough came together very easily -I rolled it between parchment paper and wax paper on top, then slid it onto a baking sheet.

  • Chilli caramel popcorn clusters

    • IvyManning on September 18, 2018

      These don't stick together at all. Perhaps there should be a note on the temperature needed to get the honey to before pouring over the popcorn?

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  • ISBN 10 1443452203
  • ISBN 13 9781443452205
  • Published Oct 18 2016
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 240
  • Language English
  • Countries Canada
  • Publisher HarperCollins Canada

Publishers Text

Australia’s most trusted home cook is celebrating a fresher approach to eating.

These days we’re bombarded with so many messages about what to eat more of and what to eat less of and what to give up altogether, it can all get a little confusing and, let’s face it, overwhelming. When there are so many passing fads and extreme diets out there, it’s a relief to turn to a voice of reason, Australia’s bestselling and most trusted cook, Donna Hay, for a realistic, sustainable and more balanced approach to fresher, healthier eating.

Donna says: ‘If there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself, it’s that I’m happiest when life is balanced. It rings true in all areas- work and play, friends and family, and, for me especially, food. Diets have never been my thing, I don’t like the idea of anyone being on one! But I do love the way food can make me feel, uplifting me with energy, nourishing me with cozy goodness, or treating me with a little sweetness. Life in Balance is about embracing food and all its benefits. Each chapter, from breakfast to baking, has simple recipes enriched with nature’s superfoods - think leafy greens, bright fresh berries, creamy nuts and nourishing grains. Plus, I’ve profiled all my power pantry staples for you, like chia seeds, coconut sugar and raw cacao. Let this book help you find your own perfect balance, while enjoying every bite.’

In a gorgeous new user-friendly square paperback format, featuring tactile paper stock and stunning photography, Donna packs in a wealth of ideas and information that you can trust, and flavours and tastes that will inspire you. From new ideas for power dinners to tempting grills, from super-charged breakfasts to low-carb options, Life in Balance is full of super-satisfying recipes - nourishing, virtuous and delicious. And because we all need the occasional treat, there’s also a few yummy better-for-you sweets. The only kind of diet that works, after all, is the balanced diet - the one you can sustain long term. And when your life is in balance, you feel great and it shows - from the inside out.

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