RECIPES OF THE WEEK

Here's your weekly dose of healthy recipe inspiration which celebrates some of the new exciting things going on in the healthy blogosphere this week! 

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1. OUR BRAND NEW LONDON JUICE GUIDE

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

We’re so excited to say we’ve finally got the first of our healthy London “List” guides up! The juices and smoothies guide (which you can find here) celebrates our favourite cold-pressed juice spots wherever you are in the capital. Look out for our other guides to eating out, grocery shopping, beauty and fitness coming soon!

To celebrate we’re bringing you two great smoothie recipes - one old faithful, Deliciously Ella’s Favourite Green Smoothie and this
 newbie, Blue Morning Smoothie Bowl from Nutrition Stripped (green smoothies are so last year darling!). Ready, set, blend! 


2. PLENTY MORE FROM OTTOLENGHI

Image: Theguardian.com

Image: Theguardian.com

We’re so excited for the launch of Ottonlenghi’s second vegetarian cookbook Plenty More and can’t wait to get our hands on a copy. Get a taste of things to come with this recipe selection from the new book over at The Guardian.


3. GREEN KITCHEN STORIES’ RIBOLLITA

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

Our favourite Scandi health foodies Green Kitchen Stories have also launched a new cookbook this week called Green Kitchen Travels. If this Ribollita (rustic Italian bean soup) recipe is anything to go by we’ll be just as addicted to this new book as the last one!


4. HONESTLY HEALTHY’S TAHINI SWEET POTATO MASH

Image: Honestlyhealthyfood.com

Image: Honestlyhealthyfood.com

The perfect side for a weeknight supper this is a creamy and indulgent tasting mash without any guilt! We predict this is going to become a firm favourite in our household!


5. JESSICA SEPEL’S VEGETABLE BREAD

Image: Jessicasepel.com

Image: Jessicasepel.com

We’re always on the lookout for tasty unprocessed gluten free bread options and this veggie bread from gorgeous Aussie blogger Jessica Sepel fits the bill perfectly. We're already toying with the idea of experimenting with our leftover veggie juice pulp in the recipe!


Recipes of the Week

This week's round-up of the scrummiest healthy plant-based recipes from across the web!


1. BUMPER BREAKFASTS FROM DELICIOUSLY ELLA AND MORE

Image: Deliciouslyella.com

Image: Deliciouslyella.com

Are you looking for some new recipes to shake up your mornings? Check out this delicious Buckwheat and Blueberry porridge from Deliciously Ella and these eight delicious breakfast puddings curated by Well + Good, we’ve got our eyes on This Rawsome Vegan Life’s Orange Lavender Pudding with Cashews, almost enough to convert us into becoming a morning person.


2. YUP IT’S VEGAN’S BAKED KALE FALAFEL

Image: Yupitsvegan.com

Image: Yupitsvegan.com

We’ve been huge fans of baked falafels since Green Kitchen Stories’ Herb and Pistachio Falafel recipe so are definitely intrigued to try this Kale version! The bonus is this yummy recipe would also make a delicious leftover lunch the next day too!


3. JESSICA SEPEL’S CHOCOLATE PROTEIN TRUFFLES

Image: Jessicasepel.com

Image: Jessicasepel.com

We’ll be reaching for these indulgent tasting healthy beauties when the 4pm slump hits! With a mere 5 minute prep time there's no excuse not to whip up a batch this weekend!


4. GREEN KITCHEN STORIES’ GINGER AND TURMERIC HONEY BOMB

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

We’ve been laid up with the horrible flu bug doing the rounds (so apologies for the lack of posting!) so we've been dosing up with this super-immune boosting recipe from GKS as well as their yummy Turmeric Lassito get back on our feet.


5. MY NEW ROOTS’ LATE SUMMER ABUNDANCE BOWL

Image: Mynewroots.com

Image: Mynewroots.com

As we’ve written many times before, we’re huge fans of easy throw-together weeknight suppers and abundance bowls are the perfect healthy weeknight option. Cook a big batch of the delicious sounding Coconut Curry Sorghum in this recipe in advance and then throw the rest together in mere minutes for a flavourful nutrient packed supper.


Image: Food52.com

Image: Food52.com

Another nutrient rich easy weeknight supper from Food 52. As per their suggestion, if you can't get hold of giant white beans, sub them for whatever you have on hand.


Recipes of the Week

This week’s recipe round-up is focused on sweet treats with a healthy twist.

We're all about a healthy 80% : 20% approach to health here at The Holist, and we love that committing to a healthy whole-foods lifestyle doesn't have to mean deprivation. That said, you should note that while sweet treats like those below are infinitely better for you than processed junk, 'natural' sugars are still sugars and should only be enjoyed in moderation! Just because a recipe calls for dates instead of caster sugar it doesn't mean you can eat as much as you want! Provided your diet is generally low in sugar (ideally max. 5tsp a day!) then go ahead and indulge in these delicious treats every now and then without any guilt or remorse!


1. MADELINE SHAW’S CINNAMON & CHOCOLATE KALE CHIPS

Image: Madeleineshaw.com

Image: Madeleineshaw.com

In case you haven’t got on board with the Kale chip revolution yet, you need to check out this delicious recipe for these healthy snacks immediately from homegrown health warrior Madeleine Shaw.


Image: Ohsheglows.com

Image: Ohsheglows.com

Cinnamon rich oatmeal and raisin cookies are one of our favourite things here at The Holist and we’ve long been on the hunt for a healthy alternative so are definitely intrigued by these delicious bars. Personally we’d sub the chocolate chips for raisins but you can play around as you see fit!


3. THIS RAWSOME VEGAN LIFE’S OAT & PECAN CAKE WITH VANILLA GINGER FROSTING

Image: Thisrawsomeveganlife.com

Image: Thisrawsomeveganlife.com

A delicious, simple whole food cake from the fabulous vegan blogger Emily Von Euw. Hands up who’s got a September birthday?


4. FOOD 52’s TURKISH DELIGHT

Image: Food52.com

Image: Food52.com

Ok, so this one isn’t really ‘healthy’ in any official sense, but Turkish Delight is one of our all time favourite indulgences and as you’ll know by now we preach an 80/20 approach to life so we felt it would be rude not to pass this beauty from Real Simple Food on! This is the perfect example of a once in a while treat for a special occasion and by making it yourself you know exactly what is in it and that it’s free of nasties! 


Recipes of the Week

What are you having for supper tonight? Need some inspiration? Look no further than this week's round-up of scrummy wholesome recipes.


Image: Thefirstmess.com

Image: Thefirstmess.com

A great healthy, quick weeknight supper bursting with tropical flavours from the Yummy Supper’s new cookbook. We’re already dreaming of sunny Indonesian shores. 


2. 101 COOKBOOK’S MUHAMMARA

Image: 101cookbooks.com

Image: 101cookbooks.com

We’ve been become a little dip obsessed recently, they’re so quick to whip up and provide the perfect snack for when you get home and are so starving you can’t think straight. They work hastily smeared on some homemade crackers or crisp breads (this is one of our fave recipes) or piled on top of some crudités. We love the flavour and colour of this beauty, although make sure to sub the breadcrumbs if you’re avoiding gluten.


3. COOKIE + KATE’S COCONUT BACON

Image: Cookieandkate.com

Image: Cookieandkate.com

Bacon seems to hold an almost mythical position in the British consciousness. In case you missed last week’s Horizon programme on meat (it’s on iPlayer - catch it here while you can!) bacon is pretty much as bad as it gets - in fact the programme claims if you ate two rashers of bacon daily for 40 years it would take an hour a day off your life. So you need to say bye-bye to the beloved bacon. I was initially sceptical about vegan replacements, take Nutritional Yeast - everything about it used to freak us out but now we’re total converts and use it all the time! The first time we came across Coconut Bacon was on our recent trip to Bali - intrigued we tried some and have to confess it wasn’t bad! It’s obviously never going to replace a proper hungover bacon butty, but as an everyday alternative to add to dishes it’s a pretty good option. Set your scepticism aside and give it a go this weekend.


Image: Ohsheglows.com

Image: Ohsheglows.com

It doesn’t matter how old we get, as the end of August looms, we still get that ‘back to school’ feeling, like it’s time to really buckle down and get back to reality! Apparently we’re not the only ones! The fabulous Anglea Liddon has rounded-up 21 of her best snack recipes for the back to school season so you’ve got no excuses for reaching for that Dairy Milk when 4pm rolls around.


Image: Theguardian.com

Image: Theguardian.com

Ok so while we know it’s actually still technically summer here - it certainly feels like winter at the moment. We don’t know about you but our bodies really crave different foods depending on the weather so this is perfect and bursting with super greens - in case you hadn’t noticed yet, Brussels are totally the new Kale. 


Recipes of the Week

It’s that time of the week again - delicious, nourishing recipe inspo to see you through the rest of the week. We came across so many great recipes this week we couldn’t choose between them so this week we have a bumper list for you!


1. GREEN KITCHEN STORIES’ BLACK RICE, KALE & AUBERGINE PILAF

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

We’d forgotten all about this beautiful recipe until one of our other favourite bloggers, darling of the Aussie health scene, Jessica Sepel posted it as her Meatless Monday recipe this week. The perfect leftovers lunch too, no excuses not to!


Image: Rivka at Food52.com

Image: Rivka at Food52.com

We came across this traditional arab comfort food stale of rice, lentils and caramelised onions while browsing the Food 52 archives this week and immediately added it to our “must-cook” list. Sub in some some wholegrain or brown rice for extra nutrition points!  We’d serve with a generous heap of roasted veggies and a big hearty kale salad.


3. OH SHE GLOWS’ CRISY QUINOA CAKES

Image: Ohsheglows.com

Image: Ohsheglows.com

The perfect combo of comfort food and superfoods. These bad boys will satisfy your cravings while also sneaking in a host of super-nutritious ingredients. Also the perfect healthy veggie (and vegan!) option to bring to those 'last glimpse of summer' barbeques this bank holiday weekend!


Image: Cookrepublic.com

Image: Cookrepublic.com

The perfect garnish to a veggie packed main or salad or a tasty afternoon snack with a superfood punch - either way we are making these bad boys immediately!


Image: Nutritionstripped.com

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

We try to mix-up the bloggers we feature in this post each week to keep things interesting but NS seems to make the cut every week as we just can’t get enough of her gorgeous, balanced recipes. This woman can literally do no wrong in our eyes! #sorrynotsorry!


6. HONESTLY HEALTHY’S ALKALINE GAZPACHOS

Image: Honestlyhealthyfood.com

Image: Honestlyhealthyfood.com

Seize the last of summer with these simple but flavour-packed alkaline gazpachos - choose from summer greens or strawberry. Perfect for an easy, healthy packed lunch.


Image: Localmilkblog.com

Image: Localmilkblog.com

We just loved the unusual combination of flavours going on here and lemon balm is one of our favourite herbs, great for the digestive system as well as a natural stress-buster. Galettes, a type of French savoury crepe are traditionally made with buckwheat so are naturally gluten-free, so while the recipe doesn’t specify what type of flour, buckwheat would be our go to!


8. THE FIRST MESS’ WHIPPED COCONUT CREAM

Image: Thefirstmess.com

Image: Thefirstmess.com

The perfect, foolproof non-dairy whipped cream hack - YUM!


Recipes of the Week

Your weekly dose of beautiful, nourishing recipe inspiration from our favourite health bloggers. As you’ll all be well aware by now, we are constantly on the look out recipes ideal simple mid-week suppers which still pack a nutritional punch. We think the recipes below fit the bill perfectly (along with a sweet treat thrown in for good measure) and would make great left-over lunches too!


1. COOK REPUBLIC’S CHARRED BROCCOLI MEXICAN SALAD

Image: Cookrepublic.com

Image: Cookrepublic.com

A wonderful “throw together” supper bursting with beautiful flavours and healthy veggies. We’d serve it with a big dollop of this inspired Stone Fruit Guacamole from Edible Perspective on the side.


2. LOVE + OLIVE OIL’S ROCKET + PEACH CAPRESE SALAD

Image: Loveandoliveoil.com

Image: Loveandoliveoil.com

A beautiful fresh summer take on the traditional Caprese salad - we’d never have thought to sub-in peaches in place of tomatoes but it’s the perfect way to make the most of the UK’s juicy peach season, so stock up at the market this weekend!


3. NUTRITION STRIPPED’S DECONSTRUCTED SUSHI BOWL

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

We’re all about making our meals an event rather than treating food as fuel to be mindlessly shovelled down in front of the TV. We think this recipe would make for a fun dinner party main and we love that you can just swap in whatever veggies or ingredients you prefer or have to hand!


4. THE BODY BOOK’S THAI CRUNCH SALAD

Image: Ourbodybook.com

Image: Ourbodybook.com

Aside from the delicious sounding recipe, Ashley Rae’s story is a pretty inspiring reminder of just how powerful  our bodies can be if they’re given the fuel it requires. We’ve been obsessed with crunchy chickpeas ever since we came across Oh She Glow’s Thai-Inspired Hydrating Cucumber Salad with Roasted Spiced Chickpeas, now a regular staple of The Holist kitchen so we’re keen to try this similar Thai inspired salad. In an ideal world we’d make our own red curry paste, but we appreciate that doesn’t quite fit with the ‘quick’ supper vibe so just make sure you buy good quality paste (our favourite is Biona’s Thai curry paste) and scan the label for nasties such as MSG, preservatives, artificial flavourings and colours etc.


5. THIS RAWSOME VEGAN LIFE’S THAI PEANUT TRUFFLES

Image: Thisrawsomeveganlife.com

Image: Thisrawsomeveganlife.com

While this one doesn’t really fit the “easy weeknight supper” box, it was too intriguing not to include! We are huge fans of South East Asian flavours and think that these goodies sound too good not to try!


Recipes of the Week

Here’s our weekly round-up of some of our favourite healthy and wholesome recipes from our favourite food bloggers this week!


1.  MY DARLING LEMON THYME’S HOMEMADE MILK KEFIR

Image: Mydarlinglemonthyme.com

Image: Mydarlinglemonthyme.com

If you're interested in the health world you'll have heard the term Kefir being banded around. Kefir is a fermented milk drink which tastes like a tangy yoghurt  drink and is literally bursting with good probiotics for your tummy. Despite being made with cows milk (it can also be made with non-dairy milks or even water or coconut water), the fermentation process breaks down the majority of the lactose in the milk so it can be tolerated even by people with dairy issues. As with most health products, it's normally better for you and cheaper to make your own than buy them. This recipe from My Darling Lemon Thyme demystifies the fermentation process and provides an idiot-proof guide on how to make your own.


2.  MY NEW ROOTS’ LIFE CHANGING CRACKERS

Image: Mynewroots.com

Image: Mynewroots.com

Anyone who hasn't tried My New Roots' Life Changing Loaf recipe must do so immediately! She's not kidding when she says life changing! Our only gripe with that recipe is that the bread is so dense it can be pretty filling, so we were overjoyed to see this sister recipe for life changing crackers. We'll definitely be whipping up a batch at the weekend!


Image: Naturallyella.com

Image: Naturallyella.com

We've made no secret of the fact that we love, love, love Indian flavours and this naanwich recipe which we think would make the perfect tasty yet wholesome lunch option!


Image: Cookieandkate.com

Image: Cookieandkate.com

With our beautiful summer threatening to break any day now, seize the moment and squeeze in as many beautiful seasonal summer salads as you can! We loved the flavour combos in this gorgeous recipe from Cookie + Kate.


Image: Smittenkitchen.com

Image: Smittenkitchen.com

The perfect throw-together store cupboard dinner and leftovers lunch... need we say more!


Recipes of the Week

This week we're bringing you a collection of yummy sounding Asian and Mexican flavours that have got our mouths watering this week. We'd love to see your re-creations - follow us on Instagram @theholist and tag your creations #theholist.


Image: Andrew Scrivani at Cooking.nytimes.com 

Image: Andrew Scrivani at Cooking.nytimes.com 

We told you about the exiting new Cooking portal from the New York Times in this week’s Weekly Wellness post. This is one of the easy weeknight suppers that caught our eye from Martha Rose Schulman, the NYT’s healthy recipe guru. We’re constantly striving to eat a rainbow of foods and this dish is a great way to pack in lots of veggies, double points for lauric-acid rich coconut oil (make sure you use extra virgin!) and superfood black rice.


101 COOKBOOKS' LEMONGRASS MISO SOUP 

Image: 101cookbooks.com

Image: 101cookbooks.com

While we find plain Miso soup can be a bit boring, this take on the traditional broth jazzes things up with some tropical flavours. We think this basic recipe is a wonderful base to play around with, we’d chuck in lots of Asian veggies and a ton of fresh herbs to make it a bit more substantial!


Image: Coconutandquinoa.com

Image: Coconutandquinoa.com

Aubergines are one of our all time favourite veggies and we’re always looking for new ways to use them. Mostly we incorporate them in Mediterranean or Middle Eastern inspired dishes so we;re excited to try out this Asian-inspired salad. We think it'd be a great 'leftovers lunch' the next day too!


Image; Loveandoliveoil

Image; Loveandoliveoil

Having eaten some really delicious Mexican food here in Bali (slightly random but truly delicious - check out our upcoming Bali Healthy Travel Guide for details) this delicious sounding taco recipe from Love and Olive Oil caught our eye! They've even got a recipe for homemade tortillas, although we’d play around with gluten-free flour alternatives instead of normal flour! We feel like there’s something social about Mexican food and feel these would be a great addition to a Mexican-themed dinner party. We’d wager that these babies would convince even your most sceptical buddies that healthy veggie food can be delicious and bursting with flavour.


Image: Thefirstmess.com

Image: Thefirstmess.com

Another Mexican-inspired, simple supper idea from The First Mess. Improvise with whatever veggies you have on hand. We'd pimp things with a side of scrummy homemade salsa or guacamole!


Recipes of the Week

Our round-up of the most delicious new recipes that have caught our eye on the blogosphere this week.. Enjoy! 


COOK REPUBLIC'S HOMEMADE KIMCHI

Image: Cookrepublic.com

Image: Cookrepublic.com

You’ve probably noticed that Kimchi, delicious Korean spicy fermented cabbage (trust us it tastes waaaaay better than it sounds) is the hottest thing on the London food scene at the moment. But did you know that it also has major health benefits? Like other traditionally fermented foods, the process of Kimchi fermentation produces numerous beneficial enzymes and probiotics that are incredibly good for our digestive systems. This recipe from Aussie foodie blog, Cook Republic breaks the demystifies the fermentation process for even the most reluctant chef, so expand your repertoire and add a bit of a kick to your next dinner party.


NUTRITION STRIPPED'S CHERRY CARDAMOM BIRCHER MUSELI

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

If you follow many food blogs you’ll have noticed we’re in the middle of the short-lived cherry season and cherries are everywhere at the moment! This yummy sounding Bircher Muesli recipe from Nutrition Stripped was our pick of the crop and as a bonus ticks this is the perfect prepare in advance recipe to make your hectic life a little easier!


CHOOSING RAW'S COCONUT YOGHURT

Image: Choosingraw.com

Image: Choosingraw.com

Are you as obsessed by Coyo as we are? If so check out this easy ‘cheat’ version from Choosing Raw. Ensure you keep it clean and wholesome by making sure to purchase good quality Coconut Milk (we love Biona).


MOVE NOURISH BELIEVE'S SWEET POTATO + PEANUT BUTTER SOUP

Image: Movenourishbelieve.com

Image: Movenourishbelieve.com

We have a serious addiction to sweet potatoes (known as Kumara down-under) and are always on the lookout for exciting new ways to use our favourite root veggie. We were intrigued by the peanut butter in this recipe and it’s firmly on our ‘to cook’ list for next week. As always, the trick here is to use a good quality nut butter, as unprocessed as possible (we love Meridian and Biona).


Image: Naturallyella.com

Image: Naturallyella.com

Do you know your Quinoa from your Teff? If not, don’t panic, vegetarian blog, Naturally Ella (not to be confused with our beloved homegrown Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella) provides a wonderful introduction to all those scary sounding grains. If you haven’t come across Sorghum before it’s a wonderfully versatile, gluten-free, whole grain rich in dietary fibre. It has a hearty texture similar to wheat berries and is great in cold salads or pilafs. This fresh summer salad is the perfect way to try it out for the first time.


Recipes of the Week

Here's a few delicious sounding summer recipes that caught our eye this week. So you have no excuses when it comes to inspired healthy meal planning for next week. So get down to your local market this weekend and stock up!

Have you tried any of these recipes? What did you think? Let us know below or tag your creations on Instagram @theholist


1. HONESTLY HEALTHY'S CARROT + HALLOUMI PATTIES

Image: Honestlyhealthy.co.uk

Image: Honestlyhealthy.co.uk

A yummy, healthy veggie barbecue option from the amazing homegrown Honestly Healthy!


2. A COUPLE COOKS' BAKED FETA WITH TOMATOES

Image: Acouplecooks.com

Image: Acouplecooks.com

Such a simple idea but this was the first time we've come across baked Feta. We think this would make the perfect dinner party starter or throw-together mid-week supper!


3. COOK REPUBLIC'S KALE DAAL FRY

Image: Ourbodybook.com / 

Image: Ourbodybook.com / 

As we've said before we love to keep things interesting by exploring a range of cuisines! Indian is one of our favourite cuisines, bursting with delicious flavours and spices, but your average creamy takeaway curry is laden with nasties. We spied this yummy sounding Daal recipe from Sneh Roy of Aussie food blog Cook Republic over at the Body Book site. Although we were initially skeptical, this site, the online community for Cameron Diaz's recent health book, is surprisingly good so go have a dig around!


4. SMITTEN KITCHEN'S PASTA + FRIED ZUCCHINI SALAD

Image: Smittenkitchen.com

Image: Smittenkitchen.com

The amazing Ottolenghi can do no wrong in our eyes so when we saw Smitten Kitchen's take on this delicious fresh pasta dish we knew we had to add it to our recipes to make list! To make it super clean we'd make a couple of little tweaks - try using extra virgin coconut oil and roasting the courgettes (you can always pre-roast a big batch at the weekend and keep in the fridge if you're short on time). We'd also swap in some gluten-free pasta for the traditional kind. If you're new to the world of gluten-free pastas, The Vedge has a great guide here.


Image: Sportluxe.com

Image: Sportluxe.com

We all know it's obligatory to eat Strawberries and Cream while Wimbledon is in full swing so why not try this interesting twist on the traditional combo from one of our fave Aussie health sites, Sporteluxe. While it sounds weird, Strawberries and Balsamic are a match made in heaven and this dish is the perfect way to use up all those beautiful seasonal berries you bought but are on their way out!


Recipes of the Week - The Cookbook Edition

We’ve got a bit of a different take on our weekly recipe round-up this week, one of our favourite indulgences - cookbooks! We love nothing better than spending a lazy Sunday curled up with our cats and a stack of cookbooks, perusing the beautiful photos and looking for new inspiration.

 As the word gets out about all the amazing health food bloggers out there, for many of them publishing a cookbook is the next logical step. With two of our favourite wellness personalities publishing books in the past few weeks, we’ve done a round up of the new and forthcoming books we are lusting after at the moment. Not on the list below are  new cookbooks by Green Kitchen Stories and My New Roots which we are also really looking forward to getting our hands on!

If you’re inspired to bulk out your cookbook collection head over to our Book recommendations!

Have you bought any of these new books? What are your thoughts? What’s your all-time favourite healthy cookbook? Let us know in the comments below.


1.     HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY  – THE ART OF LIVING WELL (OUT NOW) 

Image: Hemsleyandhemsley.com

Image: Hemsleyandhemsley.com

Firm favourites here at The Holist HQ, we are so excited for the release of the H+H girls’ first cookbook, the Art of Eating well. As Vogue’s food bloggers in residence, these fashionable sisters are the ‘go-to’ nourishing food and detox service for celebs and the fash pack in London.

In the Art of Eating well the sisters outline their philosophy for living a mindful life nourishing yourself from within with quality food. Of course this is served alongside their practical nutrient packed recipes showcasing grain- and sugar-free, whole and unprocessed foods with the signature fashionable flair that we've come to love from them.


2. JESSICA SEPEL - THE CLEAN LIFE E-BOOK (OUT NOW) 

Image: Jessicasepel.com

Image: Jessicasepel.com

Aussie nutritionist and wellness coach bombshell Jess Sepel is another one of our favourite healthy bloggers as regular readers will be well aware.

In her e-book debut, The Clean Life, Jess offers her tips on “how to transform your body and live a cleaner, happier and healthier life”. A marriage of Jess’ wellness studies and her experiences on her personal wellbeing journey, the book is jam-packed full of her realistic principles for good health, meal planning advice and inspiration, hundreds of gluten-, sugar- and dairy-free recipes plus lots of paleo, vegan and vegetarian friendly options and interactive worksheets, food diaries and resources to help you track your progress.


FORTHCOMING.... 


3. YOTAM OTTOLENGHI - PLENTY MORE (SEPTEMBER 2014)

Image: Amazon.com

Image: Amazon.com

Ottolenghi is one of our favourite delis in London and we love Yotam’s middle-eastern inspired original take on flavours and food combinations. His last book, Plenty focused made vegetables centre stage and reinforced that vegetarian food can be interesting and packed full of flavour, even if you’re a carnivore!

The forthcoming Plenty More, is an extension of its predecessor with 120 mouth-watering new vegetable based recipes organised by cooking method. Whether grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, braised or raw, the book promises something for everyone.


4. ELLA WOODWARD - DELICIOUSLY ELLA (JANUARY 2015)

Image: Deliciouslyella.com

Image: Deliciouslyella.com

Given how often we rave about her, Ella Woodward should need little introduction! We are so excited to watch the star of this home grown talent just keep on rising. It's an understatement to say we can't wait till next year for Ella to unveil her new creations! 

It’s a testament to just how popular she is that her first proper cookbook is already on the Amazon best-seller list based on pre-orders alone! Keep your eyes peeled!


5. AMELIA FREER - THE FREER FOOD WAY (JANUARY 2015)

Image: Ameliafreer.com

Image: Ameliafreer.com

Another Brit championing the healthy cause is nutritional therapist Amelia Freer (credited with Boy George’s amazing weight loss!). You've likely seen her work before as she's regularly featured in the glossies and Sunday papers. We are love Amelia's blog over at her Freer Nutrition site. Amelia has been releasing a series of seasonal e-books this year to get us all warmed up for the release of her first full length book next January! Start your countdown now!


Recipes of the Week

It’s that time of the week again, a round-up of a couple of the yummy looking recipes that have caught our eye in the Blogosphere this week. Hopefully we've got something for every mood and palate! Have you made any of these recipes? If so, let us know what you think below!

 


Image: Ohsheglows.com

Image: Ohsheglows.com

 Even converts to clean eating have comfort food cravings. Here at The Holist, it’s a steaming big bowl of cheesy pasta that we dream about when we’re tired and stressed. But as we’ve said before, the beauty of subscribing to this lifestyle is that there is no deprivation involved! With a couple of clever tweaks you can transform even the worst junk foods into healthy alternatives! While this isn’t a new recipe, we came across it this week and knew we needed to make it immediately! While it’s never going to exactly match the cheese, cream and butter laden original, it was absolutely delicious and hit the craving spot, totally guilt free! Angela also has a few other alternatives on her blog and there are a multitude of other recipes out there, including this delicious sounding option from This Rawsome Vegan Life. We improvised a bit as to what we had on hand, so also used Carrot alongside the Butternut Squash and mixed some Peas and fresh Basil into the Rice Pasta. For the topping, instead of breadcrumbs we used some leftover almond meal (leftover from our weekly batch of almond milk) mixed in with some Nutritional Yeast, Italian Herbs, Himalayan Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper.


Image: Mynewroots.com

Image: Mynewroots.com

We meant it when we said there is a healthy take on pretty much any junk food you can think of, but even we were taken aback at the amazing Sara B’s creativity when it comes to these innovative take on the humble Bounty. We’ve said it before, but we find this site so inspirational for it's gorgeous food, stunning photography and sound nutrition advice and we are in awe of Sarah B, given that she’s just written a cookbook AND had a baby, a real life superwoman!


Image: Nutritionstripped.com

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

We love Moroccan flavours and spices and we were really intrigued by this take on the traditional Moroccan dish and think it could be a perfect dish to make the most of all the amazing summer veggies in season at the moment. Time to dig out that Tagine you bought on that Moroccan holiday years ago but relegated to the back of the cupboard!


Image: Cookieandkate.com

Image: Cookieandkate.com

Playing with different cuisines and flavours is so important to keep your meals interesting and inspiring. We are huge fans of Asian flavours and this scrummy meal looks like the perfect weeknight meal and the perfect excuse to sneak in lots of raw veggies!


Image: Mydarlinglemonthyme.com

Image: Mydarlinglemonthyme.com

 Having only recently really started to really appreciate Pumpkin in all its glory, we are definitely looking forward to trying this scrummy sounding breakfast recipe soon! Playing around with different gluten-free super grains in your porridge can be a great way to learn how to use them and fuel up for the day!

When you hear the word porridge you automatically think of a sweet breakfast dish right? Well in many parts of the world such as Asia and Africa, porridge is eaten as a savoury main course. Once you get your head around it (think of it like a heartier soup!), savoury porridge can be a great go-to option allowing you to pack some gluten-free super grains into your diet. We also think that with a couple of tweaks this gorgeous recipe could also be a great savoury porridge! 


Recipes of the Week

This week we are bringing you a couple of recipes which showcase two of our favourite things both in season now - Rhubarb and Asparagus. Then, because it's England, we've also included a scrummy warming lentil soup for when the rain inevitably sets back in next week!


NUTRITION STRIPPED'S ULTIMATE SPRING SALAD

Nutrition Stripped is a great whole foods, plant-based gluten and dairy free nutrition blog run by Nashville-based qualified dietician and health coach McKell Hill and is one of our go to sites for new recipe inspiration. We love, love, love Asparagus and this delicate salad seemed the perfect way to showcase this delicious green while it is in season!

Check out the full recipe here.

Image: Nutrtionstripped.com

Image: Nutrtionstripped.com

GREEN KITCHEN STORIES' RHUBARB + STRAWBERRY QUINOA CRUMBLE

Another one from GKS ... we know, we are a little obsessed, but we couldn't help but be enticed by this healthy take on one of our favourite comfort puds ever. Given the abundance of beautiful British rhubarb available at the moment, you have a duty to support our farmers (and feed this deliciousness to your tummy!).

Check out the full recipe here.

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

RENEE NATURALLY'S FRAGRANT VEGAN MOROCCAN LENTIL SOUP

Ok so this technically isn't a recipe from this week, but we only came across this site this week (via this interview on Jess Ainscough's Wellness Warrior site) so we are still counting it! Hailing from Australia, Renee is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist, writer and presenter and we were excited to come across her blog which provides credible and realistic health and wellbeing lifestyle advice and delicious sounding recipes! The delectable array of spices in this recipe caught our eye immediately, and we think it would be the perfect soup to whip up a big batch of on a Sunday to keep you powered through the week. We can't wait to try it! 

Check out the full recipe here.

Image: reneenaturally.com

Image: reneenaturally.com

Recipes of the Week

We love getting creative in the kitchen and whizzing up delicious new healthy recipes from scratch and are looking forward to starting to share these with you all soon. In the meantime we're going to leave it to the professionals and share a couple of the yummy recipes that caught our eye out there in the blogosphere this week! As we're mid-way through May now and the sun is shining, we've chosen the below with an eye to summer and think they'd all be great for a healthy edge at a barbecue! Happy cooking!


HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY'S CHILLED LETTUCE SOUP

Image: Nick Hopper via Vogue.co.uk

Image: Nick Hopper via Vogue.co.uk

Lettuce has a bad rep and for some reason lettuce soup seems to conjure up images of a pathetic, soggy green mush. No more! We love the makeover the brilliant Hemsley sisters have given to this dish for their weekly Vogue UK blog. As we can start to dream of summer we think this lovely chilled soup will be the perfect dish for chilled out summer barbecues. Check out the full recipe here.


OH SHE GLOWS' MOROCCAN YAM VEGGIE BURGERS WITH CORIANDER LIME TAHINI SAUCE

Image: Ohsheglows.com

Image: Ohsheglows.com

Social situations can be a bit stressful when your buddies don't subscribe to a similar lifestyle and the humble British barbecue is no different! Instead of politely taking a processed hamburger / hot dog whatever simply because you don't want to offend your hosts, why not whip up a batch of these yummy veggie burgers and bring them along with you? You never know you might even convert a couple of people! While the recipe uses yam, as sweet potato addicts we'll probably substitute them instead. Check out the full recipe over at Angela Liddon's great vegan blog here.


NEW YORK TIMES' INDIAN SPICED POTATO + PEA PATTIES

Image: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times (Nytimes.com)

Image: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times (Nytimes.com)

More sweet potatoes and peas - two of our favourite things! This scrummy sounding recipe which Martha Rose Schulman adapted from Suvir Saran, also uses red potatoes in addition to the sweet ones so if you're struggling to find them or want a less starchy alternative have a play around with using just sweet or some other alternatives (there are tons of healthy fritter recipes out there!). Again, we think these could be a great summer barbecue addition! Check out the full recipe here.