Forget abstinence and denial; The Guilt-free Gourmet is here to show you that indulgent food can be good for you. Authors and siblings Jordan and Jessica Bourke are perfectly placed to suggest scrumptious but saintly dishes; Jordan is a chef and Jessica is a nutritional therapist, and together they have devised a tempting collection of recipes paired with nutritional information explaining the benefits of certain ingredients.They demystify the healthy alternatives to sugar, wheat and dairy so that you can familiarize yourself with what s available to buy in supermarkets and health food stores. There is a recipe here to suit every occasion, whether it s a family meal, a casual party or a quiet dinner for two. Chapters include Brunch; Sharing Plates; Light & Fresh; Foods from Afar; Comfort Food; Home Baking; and Sweet Treats. No matter what you try, you ll be amazed by how divine these sin-free recipes are. Choose from Pancakes with Fried Bananas; Sweet Potato, Cavolo Nero & Plum Tomato frittata; Polenta Pizza; Chicken Tagine; Massaman Curry; Lasagna; Wild mushroom & Leek Risotto; Lemon Tart; Chocolate Panna Cotta; Carrot Cake; and Cheesecake. Healthy eating needn t be about bland dishes and small portions. With the right information and some inspiring recipes, you too can enjoy cooking appealing and delicious plates of food that will make you feel good and transform you into a real Guilt-free Gourmet.
Jordan and Jessica are a brother and sister team from Dublin, Ireland. Jordan has been based in London for almost 10 years where he lives with his wife Jina. After cooking for some of Jessica's London based nutritional clients, he went back to Ireland and trained at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork. Directly afterwards he went onto work under the Michelin star chef Skye Gyngell at Petersham Nurseries Restaurant in London. He also cooks for private clients, specializing in cooking for health, weight loss and nutrition.
Jessica is based in Dublin, where she works as a nutritional therapist and natural fertility specialist. She is also a wife and mother to two very energetic kids, so she is well acquainted with the demands of juggling motherhood and work and the challenges involved in providing healthy meals for her family.
She is a regular contributor to the Irish media on issues of health, nutrition and fertility. Together Jessica and Jordan have a wealth of experience helping people to achieve optimal health through food and nutrition.
The Guilt Free Gourmet
Over the last few years, Jordan and Jessica have regularly been asked by friends, family and clients, what the secret is to their healthy, yet indulgent tasting recipes. 'The Guilt Free Gourmet' is a result of all those requests and will hopefully make it easier for anyone who wants to create comforting and decadent, 'good for you food'.
Jordan and Jessica are determined to dispel the myth that healthy food always has to be saintly and taste bland, and to show people that they really can, have their cake and eat it too!
All of their recipes offer natural, healthy alternatives to sugar, wheat and dairy, the ingredients that are most commonly associated with weight gain, ill health and food allergies. With Jordan's experience as a chef at a Michelin star restaurant, he ensures that taste is never compromised, the result is a new way of cooking, bringing together indulgence and health.
Alongside each recipe Jessica brings you interesting nutritional facts, which will show you the power of natural, unprocessed food and the huge impact that it can have on our health. They believe that achieving health through food should be an enjoyable experience, not something that is based on denial.
The combination of these recipes and nutritional information will help you to lose weight, feel great and improve your energy!