- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP (1 Jun. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906417814
- ISBN-13: 978-1906417819
- Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 2.5 x 23.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (481 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Honestly Healthy: Eat with your body in mind, the alkaline way Hardcover – 1 Jun 2012
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'...more than just a cookbook. It's a fully illustrated lifestyle guide that includes in-depth reports on the benefits of the diet as well as the foods that will either help or hinder your progress.'(BlackHair)
'Inventive, delicious recipes based on all the good things...that tantalise the taste buds and make you feel good'(Emma Forbes)
'More than just a cookbook - it is a fully illustrated guide using a revolutionary new alkaline lifestyle and promoting balanced and healthy living'(Kitchen Garden)
Forget Dukan and Atkins -- these days, the A-list way to a flat tummy is 'eating alkaline'(Daily Mail)
‘Full of feel-good recipes to nail at home’(Marie Claire)
‘Vicki and Tash’s inspiring new book, Honestly Healthy is packed with background info, handy tips and delicious Alkaline-friendly recipes.’(Woman and Home)
'Still on the Dukan? It's all about the Alkaline Diet now...check out the Alkalites new recipe bible Honestly Healthy'(Sunday Times Style)
'Dishes that keep your body and your scales well balanced'(Woman)
'Transform your daily routine from hectic and hurried to harmonious and holistic'(Sweet Freedom)
'Created with our bodies in mind...truly scrummy and, well, honestly healthy'(Positive Luxury)
About the Author
NATASHA CORRETT is a professional cook and trained at the age of 16 at her father’s French restaurant, Le Boudin Blanc, in London. Natasha works alongside leading Harley Street nutritionist Vicki Edgson.
VICKI EDGSON has six books to her name, developed Food and has also appeared on television programmes including Fat Nation and The Diet Doctors.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is just wonderful. There is a great introductory section on why an alkaline diet is healthy for you, and lists the good, the bad and the ugly in acidic terms.
The recipes, however, are why I have come here to write to you. I've had the book for 3 weeks, and most of our dinners and lunches have been made from the recipes here. They are probably the tastiest meals we've ever had. A couple of them I've made many times already as they are just so delicious (the HH sunday breakfast to name one!). The best bit.... My toddler loves them! They are very different to any other cookbook I've ever bought, the ingredients sound a bit strange to be mixing with each other, but each time I make a recipe I'm really surprise with just how good it tastes. I am a keen cook, and buy lots of recipe books - but usually I make one or two recipes and then the book gets shelved. Not so with HH - I am really looking forward to making even more of these lovely dishes.
Expect to be buying plenty of fresh vegetables, take a stab at making your own bread, some healthy baking ideas and enjoying fab cheeses. The book is vegetarian, but you can always add baked chicken or fish to some of them - which is what we do.
I disagree with the reviewers who say the ingredients are hard to come by and too expensive. Most of the items can be found at Sainsburys - including Agave Syrup (look in the sugar aisle). Other items like Himalyan Rose Pink Salt - comes in at £2.99 in Holland & Barratts... in the same size pot as rock salt would cost you £1 in Sainsburys. Now, I realise that's a high mark-up... But at the quantities you will use this item...Read more ›
Green and fruit smoothies - various flavours
Full English Breakfast
Starters and Soups:
Raw Summer Spring Rolls
Pak Choi Parcels
Patty Pan Canapes
Aubergine Pesto Rolls
A wide range of interesting soups and salads
Pizzas with various unusual toppings (e.g. roasted beetroot, garlic and feta)
Layered Vegetable Bake
Puy Lentil, Coconut and Goat's Cheese Bake
Quinoa and Cranberry Burgers
Noodles with Smoked Tofu
Sweetcorn and Broad Bean Fritters
Mint and Mango Courgette Spaghetti
Tomato and Mushroom Dhal
Butternut Squash Risotto
Red Rice and Beetroot Risotto
Chick Pea Stew
Aubergine with Cashew Pesto
Treats and Snacks:
Peanut Butter Cups
Sticky Seed Flapjacks
Cheesy Kale Crisps
Breads - a variety using interesting flavours and grains
Dips and Crackers
Chocolate Mousse (made with avocado!)
Sweet Potato Brownies
Poached Pears with Cashew Cream
Chocolate Superfood Ganache
Lemon and Poppyseed Almond Cake
Lychee, Mango and Basil Sorbet
Ice Creams - a range of tempting flavours, e.g. Strawberry and Coconut, Toffe Crunch
Hope you enjoy the book as much as I have.
All the recipes are very accessible - I had most of the ingredients in my kitchen already - you may have to invest in some specialist flours and consider where you may find some "goats cheddar" (I found mine in my local supermarket with much surprise!) - and I suggest you buy some raw cacao powder and make the chocolate mousse (with the strange green ingredient) because it is absolutely to die for - and 100% guilt free! The instructions are clear and easy to follow - if you have a small understanding of food prep you'll find them a doddle.
The authors have clearly thought this through - and not just jummped on a band wagon to bang a drum, the "pitch" is sensible and doesn't make sensationalist promises. I have a collection of healthy eating diet and cookery books to rival the stock here in Amazon and this is absolutely the best one I have found so far. It's practical as well as being beautifully presented and a book I will buy to give as a gift in future. If this is what the authors/producers were going for then they have hit the nail on the head! VERY well done! Thanks!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only tried a few of the recipes, it was ok but not as great as I hoped.Published 1 month ago by B Gilbert
Great recipes love the book, had the hard back.... needed the kindle version for easePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Okay book if you're in to expensive recipes with too many ingredientsPublished 3 months ago by Davies5
I would recommend anyone planning to buy this book to watch BBC clean eating a dirty secrets. The author was interviewed and refused to answer questions about how sound medically... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Some really lovely recipes within this book haven't tried them all but most of them so far have been much more taster than I thought they would be, its also introduced me to new... Read morePublished 3 months ago by kelly
Excellent book well worth having and recommending to others. Thank you.Published 4 months ago by E. Mccutcheon