This is a guide to healthy eating rather than a diet or recipe books (though there are some recipes at the end). It takes a balanced view of eating and reminds us that it should be a pleasure rather than something punitive or guilt-inducing. Clarke looks at how to ensure we are well-nourished at different stages of our lives, and makes the point that good quality food in moderate portions is far healthier and more sustaining than lots of artificial 'diet' foods.
I like Clarke's approach and wish there were more recipes. The butternut squash and red lentil dahl, wild rice salad (perfect for packed lunches), and vegetable soup with lime and herbs are all easy and delicious. There are far more baking/cake recipes than I would ever use but that's personal preference. So a good book to balance out some of the more extreme eating regimes out there.
(This review is from an ARC courtesy of the publisher)