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The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day [Hardcover]

Dale Pinnock
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Book Description

16 Jan 2014

The new book from the bestselling Medicinal Chef, Dale Pinnock, provides 80 new recipes to eat healthily day-in day-out.

Dale acknowledges that breakfast is, for many people, the first hurdle in a healthy diet as time pressures force us to make unhealthy choices. Here Dale provides ideas from eggs royale, chilli chocamocha breakfast bomb, to an indulgent brunch of beetroot and smoked mackerel frittata. Throughout the day, snack on choc & nut oat bars or sesame chocolate fudge. Lunchbox ideas include Roast root and rocket salad with honey mustard dressing, Cheeky chicken & lettuce roll-ups and Miso mushroom noodle soup. The need to get food on the table quickly in the evening is answered with family-friendly dishes such as pad thai, green curry salmon burgers, cholesterol-busting chicken curry or one-pot Moroccan vegetable tagine.

This new book also includes several healthy meat-based recipes such as a Chicken & pink grapefruit powerhouse salad or a healthy kebab to lure you away from the takeaway.

Short explanations alongside every recipe highlight the incredible nutritional benefits of a wide range of ingredients we all know and love, and easy-to-use symbols show which bodily systems and conditions each recipe can help with.

A special index lists recipes by the area of health they aid, including:

  • Skin
  • Joints and Bones
  • Respiratory system
  • Immune system
  • Metabolic system
  • Heart and circulation
  • Digestive system
  • Reproductive & urinary systems

Dale feels passionately that making a long-term change to the way you eat is a far better path to good health than short-lived, difficult-to-follow diets. Simple, tasty, good for you — now it's never been easier to be healthy every day.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (16 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849493669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849493666
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 19 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dale Pinnock is creating something of a stir in the UK media. He is regularly sought after for his indepth knowledge of the fields of nutrition, and phytonutrients, and his bold passion for showing what works, and what is just wishful thinking. He is recently getting a great deal of media attention due to his unique work in the area of prescriptive "medicinal cookery" based upon tailoring menu's to meet individuals specific health needs.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Dale is now pursuing his post graduate career, undertaking a Masters Degree qualification, in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey - one of the most highly respected, evidence based Nutrition post graduate courses available. Whilst studying he also worked as a wholefoods chef. This combined experience has led to him working in the way that he does. He wears many hats at once, and delivers the full spectrum of his expertise, in order to guide the public towards a healthier life, and more informed choices.

Dale has no belief in the idea of 'alternatives' to conventional treatment at all. His approach is in no way meant to be a replacement for the treatment that individuals would get from their doctor, and he works directly with many GP's, specialists, and academics in the healthcare field. We now know enough about food and nutrition, and its effects upon the body in both health and disease, to know that it can be a very valid tool in the healthcare picture, and in the prevention of disease. Dale's work aims to give individuals tools and information that they can easily and safely implement into their daily regime, no matter what type of treatment they are undergoing. The food we eat is one part of the healthcare picture, and thankfully one that we have ultimate control over.

Dale is very much of the belief that diet and lifestyle offers some fantastic opportunities for individuals to take elements of their own healthcare into their own hands. At the same time, he is acutely aware that there is a lot of quackery and fairytales in this field. It is his mission to be vocal and passionate about what works, and why, and to weed out that which is nothing more than science fiction, to give you, the people who need this information the most, the real picture.

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'TV nutritional expert Dale Pinnock knows time pressures often force us to make unhealthy choices, but he's whipped up 80 easy ideas to stop you heading to the takeaway. There are health boost alerts on every page - morning matcha smoothie is good for your heart, while wasabi salmon skewers are the ultimate cold buster.' --Top Sante Health & Beauty, February 2014

'Medicinal Chef Dale Pinnock specialses in recipes that boost your health, and we can't get enough of his Healthy Every Day cookbook. We'll be serving the beetroot and mackerel frittata at our next supper club.' --Zest, January 2014

'After weeks of festive indulgence you might be craving something a little more wholesome - luckily these tasty dishes from TV star and nutrition expert Dale Pinnock are big on flavour and super healthy to boot!' --Great British Food Magazine, January 2014

'These gorgeous health-boosting meals from medicinal chef Dale Pinnock will help you detox in style without compromising on taste.' --Natural Health & Beauty, February 2014

'Delicious, wholesome food made easy.' --The Times, 25th January 2014

'After experiencing the positive effects of a nutritious diet on his own ailments, Dale decided to bust the myth that healthy food is void of flavour and excitement once and for all, sharing his expert kitchen secrets in his book, The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day.' --Women's Fitness,March 2014

'For his latest book The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day, TV chef Dale Pinnock has brought together 80 delicious recipes, each bursting with nutritious ingredients. From jumping jewelled quinoa salad to chicken and lettuce roll-ups, this book offers practical meal solutions that will help you to eat well and boost your overall health.' --Irish Tatler, February 2014

'Making and tasting [Dale's] food is a complete pleasure, and all the better when you consider the wonderful things it's doing for your body. This isn't about cuttings things out, so much as adding nutritious extras into your everyday recipes. So tuck in and treat your body to a little TLC.' --Psychologies, March 2014

'Our copy of new book The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day by nutrition expert Dale Pinnock is already looking dog-eared. That's because it contains 80 tempting recipes to keep you bright-eyed and bushy tailed. For example, to help with eczema, skin health and gut flora, Pinnock suggests his sweet potato pie, or for high blood pressure and digestive health, sample the supersonic soba salad.' --The Scotsman, 1st February 2014

'How often have you heard the notion 'we are what we eat'? The popular TV nutritionist here provides eighty new recipes that have either specific or general health benefits. Symbols at the top of each page allow you to see at a glance what each recipe is good for: skin, joints and bones, respiratory, immune, or nervous systems, and so on. Organised from breakfast to bedtime, there are some fabulously tasty (and simple) recipes in here: wasabi salmon skewers for coughs and colds. Sicilian cod with spinach for heart health, chicken and feta for healthy bones, coconut panna cotta for high cholesterol, and delicious Mediterranean houmous for the immune and digestive systems, which is also great for insomnia sufferers.' --Good Book Guide, March 2014

'Our copy of new book The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day by nutrition expert Dale Pinnock is already looking dog-eared. That's because it contains 80 tempting recipes to keep you bright-eyed and bushy tailed. For example, to help with eczema, skin health and gut flora, Pinnock suggests his sweet potato pie, or for high blood pressure and digestive health, sample the supersonic soba salad.' --The Scotsman, 1st February 2014

About the Author

Author of the highly successful The Medicinal Chef: Eat Your Way to Better Health, leading nutritionist and chef Dale Pinnock is a vocal, passionate and down-to-earth champion of the beneficial effects food can have on our health. His enthusiasm and delicious recipes have proved irresistible during his many TV and radio appearances including The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Dale has a Masters Degree in Nutritional Medicine, and runs a successful website at www.dalepinnock.com. He is the author of three books and is committed to raising awareness and discovering the incredible health-boosting potential of the nutrients in our food.

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
By TJBATH
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it will change your life. Since eating the Pinnock Way, I feel better and friends have noticed my skin and hair looking, as they say, amazing.

If you think healthy eating is boring and tasteless, then this is the proof that it is not.

Dale Pinnock's books never leave the kitchen, I use them to write my shopping list and plan my menu every week.

I am vegetarian and although this book is not just for veggies, there are many recipes for us and loads that can be adapted.
I have cooked some of the non veggie recipes for friends and they have loved them.

The details on each recipe telling you what the health benefits are is brilliant and the product detail is priceless when planning other meals that you wish to have an added benefit.

I have lost weight since using his recipes too, because these recipes fill me up and I am not picking between meals as I feel satisfied. It's all about eating a balanced healthy diet, so look at Mr P's book as being a great way to lay the foundations of a healthy you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully simple yet informative 14 Feb 2014
By red0209 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Every recipe in this book is extremely simple to make, probably more so than any other cook book I've come across. No intricate techniques are needed. The book uses nine symbols (Skin, Joints & bones, Respiratory system, Immune system, Metabolic system, Mental health & nervous system, Heart & circulation, Digestive system, Reproductive & urinary systems) to categorize the recipes. The symbols are printed in the top left of each recipe, and a full list for each is contained in the back of the book. Each chapter and recipe contains a good explanation, while there is also a star ingredient or clever combination at the bottom of each recipe which details the science behind using certain ingredients. A more detailed description of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fat, fatty acids and phytonutrients is at the end of the book.

Perhaps the book could have added nutritional information (calories, fat, sugar/carbohydrates, protein and so on) for each recipe given it is a healthy recipe book, and not all recipes have accompanying photographs, but I don't think this detracts from the overall effectiveness of the book, which is very good.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book 24 Jan 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I had ordered this book and The Medicinal Chef. This arrived first and is fabulous!
I have a lot of diet cookery books but this one is fascinating with the nutritional information that I did not know.
I cooked Moroccan Vegetable Tagine and really enjoyed it.
Also, I made apple crisps wonderful as a snack, and Chocolate Sesame Fudge.
I will be working my way through the recipes and can't wait for the other book to arrive!
Dale's sense of humour and enthusiasm shines through this book and I believe he knows his stuff
and wants to share this in a practical way.
Ingredients are mostly easily available and I had most of them in my cupboards and fridge.
I will be using this as my go to cook book and feel very strongly that this information would be
invaluable in the school curriculum for youngsters on healthy eating!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I feel compelled to write a review because it's rare that books like this are actually any good. I don't even own the book but I read through almost all of it in a coffee break as it was for sale by the Book People.

This chap clearly knows his stuff nutritionally; in an easy-to-read glossary and information section at the back he talks about different fats, talking not just about omega 3 but EPA and DHA! But in a very concise, accessible and friendly way. This really impressed me, as did his clear understanding that although fat is relatively high in calories, it is not to always be avoided and there are some very healthy fats out there. Makes a refreshing change from the usual rubbish advising a low-fat diet. He is also one of the few mainstream chefs/authors who recognises the need to limit inflammatory omega 6 fats. He doesn't put anxiety-inducing calorie values on his recipes (or any "nutritional information" actually, beyond the beneficial nutrients present) which is brilliant - if people eat the right food there is little reason to because neurotic about quantities.

He has recipes that specifically contribute to healthy gut flora, and are almost all lower in carbohydrates and/or low GI. The food is attractive, fresh, simple and natural, with quite a hands-off approach - very little in the way of lengthy preparation (which often reduces the nutritional value) and allows ingredients to speak for themselves. Nevertheless, some of his flavour combinations are quite novel/interesting; I count myself a fairly experienced home cook but I certainly picked up a few ideas leafing through.

For those who read a lot about nutritional health, I think it's fair to say that Dale is fairly close to a "paleo" style position on healthy eating.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Most useful cookbook in my collection.
Superb book - use it most weeks to cook easy, healthy family dinners and snacks. Also useful for gluten free cooking as with a few changes most of the recipes work well.
Published 6 days ago by Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars looks great. Arrived very quickly
From what I've read do far, looks great. Arrived very quickly.
Published 8 days ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars I am very very pleased with this book
I am very very pleased with this book. It is so clearly written, the recipes are delicious, and I love the layout of this book
Published 14 days ago by Denyse Weiser
5.0 out of 5 stars Really loved this book
Really loved this book, I bought it on recommendation + the other reviews, and was not dissapointed. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Mrs. J. P. Chase
4.0 out of 5 stars good buy
I tried out a few recipes, and found them very good. there's a few different foods I have never tried, like quinoa, but looking forward to trying them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by crawford
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy ans Delicious Recipes
This book just goes to show that healthy eating needn't be dull and boring. The food is delicious. The recipes are easy to follow and mostly I was able to prepare them from my... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs R A Sherlock
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Dale Pinnock obviously loves to eat! Great recipes and very tasty. Good food that leaves you satisfied. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A.I
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for easing you into healthy eating
This is my second Dale Pinnock book and I am delighted by it. As someone who is making the transition from dieting to healthy eating I have found the recipies simple, inspiring... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Miss S. M. Summers
2.0 out of 5 stars great book but......
Very let down by the kindle version. There is no bookmarking or highlighting ability which is very disappointing and frustrating in a recipe book.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastically presented
A very clear and informative cook book, full of great meal ideas that are good for you too with good explanations
Published 2 months ago by mary lowings
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