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The Art of Eating Well [Hardcover]

Jasmine Hemsley , Melissa Hemsley
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Book Description

19 Jun 2014

The Art of Eating Well is a revolutionary cookbook that will help anyone who wishes to feel better, lose weight or have more energy. London-based sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley teach their principles of life-long healthy eating with exciting and inventive recipes that are so delicious you forget the purpose is good health and nourishment.

Jasmine and Melissa's philosophy is simple: a healthy gut leads to a healthy body and mind, and a better, happier you; that changing the way you eat doesn't have to involve deprivation, but can be enjoyed everyday - whether you are home, work, with family or friends, or eating out.

This stunning book includes over 150 mouth-watering recipes - all of which are free from grain, gluten, refined sugar, high starch and are alkaline friendly.

The sisters' down-to-earth, encouraging and practical guidance will motivate you to try new foods and no longer crave high sugar and processed foods. They include comprehensive advice on ingredients, techniques, equipment, cooking in advance, meal plans, juicing, and packed lunches and snacks that fit busy lifestyles.

The Art of Eating Well is divided into clear categories - Kitchen and Store Cupboard Basics; Cooking in Advance; Breakfast; Soups; Salads; Sides and Snacks; Main Meals, including meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian; Baking and Desserts; Dips, Dressings and Sauces; Juices and Smoothies; Basics.

Beautifully photographed and designed, The Art of Eating Well is a kitchen bible that delivers maximum taste and maximum nutrition. A bold and beautiful cooking companion for food lovers that will change the way you eat leaving you energized, healthy, slimmer and strong.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (19 Jun 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0091958326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091958329
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 25.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It is a massive hit; probably the most popular cookbook all year so far" (Carolyn Hart Telegraph)

"I love everything these gorgeous sisters create" (Calgary Avansino, Vogue)

"Model looks and a food blog for Vogue have made Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley the go-to caterers for the fashion set. Now they have shared their we civilians can get in on their healthy eating ways" (The Times)

"This is the kind of book that will ease you gently into healthier ways of cooking and eating" (Eve O'Sullivan COOK, The Guardian)

"wholesome recipes aimed at keeping your gut healthy and your digestion efficient. It ticks all my boxes" (Sarah Stacey YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday)

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A definitive healthy eating bible. Over 150 nutritious, delicious recipes that are good for the body and mind, and will make you look and feel amazing.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is a first review for me, but after several conversations with friends and family asking me about this book I kept mentioning I thought I would share my experiences on Amazon

My wife and I had previously read some articles on the sisters and subsequently had seen them on Saturday Kitchen, we were at the time looking for a way of changing our habits and diet and this seemed to fit what we were looking for. Having young children we were also aware, particularly when attending several parties a month, that sugar and processed food is pretty much the standard and only options available. Yes, we do still let them eat some party food on occasion.

Substituting ingredients has not been overly challenging, certainly less than we initially thought e.g we would normally eat cous cous or rice, so changing this to Quinoa is not a great stretch and taste wise is for us (as non food specialists) really no different.

My wife now bakes with coconut flour and ground almonds which we found online easily enough but since the kids get more than enough opportunities to eat the sweet stuff we've been concentrating on more the savoury stuff like broccoli fritters (which they like with the addition of ketchup still - halfway there!) and eating more stews. The stews took a bit of coaxing with the kids, but we are pleased they are into them as they don't seem to mind eating vegetables as much in this format. Added benefit with the stews, is making use of our slow cooker more and the fact we can normally get a couple of meals out of them, which saves us time and money. So with eating in the week we tend to cook every other day now and just eat the same meal twice in a row which is actually refreshing and means a night off from planning mealtimes.
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215 of 244 people found the following review helpful
By Hugh
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Ok, so I don't write reviews. But the effusive, exclamatory and multiple-asterisked reviews kinda annoyed me.

Firstly, there's a definite philosophy which is sound; and from which I am totally sure that people (including myself) would benefit. So I'm not in any way questioning the intro (yes - I've read it) or the ingredient lists regarding their health benefits (yes - I have read, cooked and eaten the recipes... unlike many of the other reviews).

However, if you were to attempt to adopt overnight the advice and recipes in this book, you would be an impoverished and depressing soul long, long, loooong before you became the promised creature sizzling with energy, rising with the sun and tip toeing gracefully to your chlorine-filtered shower (with pre-shower skin brushing) .

I am a keen cook, and would argue that the many review comments saying this is perfect for the novice are .... well, .... er, ..... wrong. (No offence). Novices don't boil bones for 12 to 24 hours. And they don't have a store cupboard with sumac, stevia, amaranth, tamari, seaweed, cacao nibs, butter and powder, etc etc etc. And they don't go trying to source these things – not an easy or inexpensive job. I only had one of the examples I’ve picked out there - the sumac. (And I don’t even have a chlorine filter on my shower. Bad home cook, bad.)

As for the recipes, I picked the ones which combined ingredients I liked, but which I personally would not have paired. While I won't go so far as to those favourite ingredients are now dead to me, it was a close call a few times. I think I might need to adapt the recipes in the future while staying true to the philosophy (e.g. garlic and almond won't be going together again anytime soon). Having said that, who the hell am I to say that?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Jenko14
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Despite the five stars I think those who have rated two or three stars make fair points.
This book is packed with recipes that, although not labour intensive or particularly skilful, do take a bit of prep (slow cook, pre cook, pre marinade etc) and in the sort term, as you build up your store cupboard, the cost can definitely begin to add up.
So not quick and not immediately cheap but the gorgeous recipes are bloody brilliant. In no way am I religiously following their book for every meal but whenever I do cook their recipes I have much more energy and feel much healthier. And all so tasty and filling it stopped me reaching for chocolate or pudding once I had eaten (and I love my chocolate and my puddings)
Stand out dishes so far, the slow cooked lamb (one of the best roast dinners I've ever eaten and I even didn't miss having lovely crunchy roasties - okay perhaps I did but only a tiny bit), the shredded chicken with sesame seeds (awesome use of left over chicken) and the courgetti ragu (hello? I'm voluntarily eating liver!)
Brilliant, brilliant cook book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 13 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an excellent book and handy to have around as many of the recipes are not too difficult to make and have lovely new and fresh ideas.

Whatever you are looking for you're likely to find it in here. From breakfasts to soups to pudding to mains to smoothies. Everything is healthy.... But!..... Everything is also tasty. NOT bland.

This is an excellent book if you like good food but also want to eat healthily.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I have made a couple of recipes so far and they were all delicious and...
This is without a doubt THE cookbook to get this year. The Hemsley sisters take a sensible approach to nutrition by bringing back old kitchen staples(butter, eggs, bone marrow,... Read more
Published 1 day ago by M. Heher
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, went out and bought a magimix and through ...
Fantastic, went out and bought a magimix and through myself totally into this book. Have done it for four weeks now and feel amazing, have got over cravings, little niggles like... Read more
Published 1 day ago by jilly greig
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
great cook book. very interesting ideas.
Published 2 days ago by R.E.Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book with lots of lovely recipes
This is a lovely book with a lot of ideas and easy to follow recipes. I would have given it 5 stars except that since buying the book I keep coming across their recipes on websites... Read more
Published 7 days ago by cheshire lass
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Only read the first couple of pages so far - very interesting.
Published 14 days ago by Kath
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good
Published 15 days ago by Cj Cooper Watson
5.0 out of 5 stars The art of eating
Really good book enjoyed it
Published 15 days ago by psychicdeb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Love this book made lots of meals and losing weight. Win win
Published 15 days ago by christine bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Lovely book. First section is really useful as gives background to eating well and makes practical recommendations on making changes to your store cupboard etc to make healthy... Read more
Published 16 days ago by stuart smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just such a great book
Published 18 days ago by adele pringle
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