Life in Balance

Life in Balance

A Fresher Approach to Eating

Book - 2015
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Australia's most trusted home cook is celebrating a fresher approach to eating. These days we're bombarded with so many messages about what to eat more of and what to eat less of and what to give up altogether, it can all get a little confusing and, let's face it, overwhelming. When there are so many passing fads and extreme diets out there, it's a relief to turn to a voice of reason, Australia's bestselling and most trusted cook, Donna Hay, for a realistic, sustainable and more balanced approach to fresher, healthier eating. Donna says: 'If there's one thing I've learned about myself, it's that I'm happiest when life is balanced. It rings true in all areas- work and play, friends and family, and, for me especially, food. Diets have never been my thing, I don't like the idea of anyone being on one! But I do love the way food can make me feel, uplifting me with energy, nourishing me with cosy goodness, or treating me with a little sweetness. LIFE IN BALANCE is about embracing food and all its benefits. Each chapter, from breakfast to baking, has simple recipes enriched with nature's superfoods - think leafy greens, bright fresh berries, creamy nuts and nourishing grains. Plus, I've profiled all my power pantry staples for you, like chia seeds, coconut sugar and raw cacao. Let this book help you find your own perfect balance, while enjoying every bite.' In a gorgeous new user-friendly square paperback format, featuring tactile paper stock and stunning photography, Donna packs in a wealth of ideas and information that you can trust, and flavours and tastes that will inspire you. From new ideas for power dinners to tempting grills, from super-charged breakfasts to low-carb options, LIFE IN BALANCE is full of super-satisfying recipes - nourishing, virtuous and delicious. And because we all need the occasional treat, there's also a few yummy better-for-you sweets. The only kind of diet that works, after all, is the balanced diet - the one you can sustain long term. And when your life is in balance, you feel great and it shows - from the inside out.
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : Fourth Estate, c2015
ISBN: 9781460750322
Branch Call Number: 641.563 Hay
Characteristics: 237 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm


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TechLibrarian May 13, 2017

A lovely cookbook with plenty of pictures and a focus on vegetables. I have several Donna Hay cookbooks but this is my new fave.

Jan 21, 2017

Pretty pictures, but not useful as a cookbook.

Jan 09, 2017

This is a beautifully photographed but completely useless cookbook. Contrary to what Harper Collins says in their review, this is NOT a user friendly book. It's true ; the book is large, printed in a 10 x 10 format. However, the printing is miniscule. The font used for the recipes might be a 6 but for recipes with fractions, the nominators and denominators are probably printed using a font size of 2 or a 4 at best. There are often two recipes per page but they are printed using only a very small portion of the page and often with print and background colours which, combined with the miserly font size, make them almost illegible. There is not even the slightest possibility that you could prop this book up in your kitchen and actually cook something out of it. Perhaps when this book was being designed, there should have been more care taken to balance the pretty pictures with a printed way to turn them into reality in someone's home kitchen. This is a great book if you want to just look at lovely pictures of food and it probably contains some great recipes but who can tell?


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