MY BOOK OF THE MONTH
I shall be sharing my choice book each month:
books that I refer to often; that inspire me; that have lent knowledge and growth; and that are revolutionary in their scientific findings and progress.
River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook Hardcoverby Nikki Dufft (foreword by Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall) Nikki Duffy, like me, doesn’t believe that there should be sharp distinctions made between ‘baby food’, ‘children’s food’ and ‘grown-up food’. It’s a spectrum the whole family can be on; the food each person eats becoming a little more sophisticated and seasoned asContinue reading
The 4 Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep Your Way to a Longer, Healthier Life by Dr Rangan Chatterjee Read my recent interview with Dr Chatterjee here It is all too easy to be swept away by the maelstrom of detox and diet advice at this time of year and it’s onlyContinue reading
This book is best described as a warm embrace in written form. It is pure escapism and comfort, nestled deep amongst hearty suppers and beautiful festive bakes. Given the chaos and challenges our world is facing, opening the pages of this book each evening felt like a blessed pause on real life. I have alwaysContinue reading
Throughout my recent pregnancy, I found myself being particularly conscious of what products were on my bathrooms shelves – as I knew they weren’t only affecting me, but could be reaching my little one too. And so in a burst of nesting energy, I found myself wanting to ‘cook’ up some natural cosmetics for myself. NaturalContinue reading
Getting enough restorative sleep is incredibly important to our overall health and wellbeing (not to mention positively affecting our food choices). For some people, however, chronic insomnia can make this feel very difficult to achieve. The Sleep Book, written by Dr Guy Meadows (founder of the successful Sleep School in London) offers a radical, but veryContinue reading
This lovely book is both a warm embrace and friendly companion, gently guiding the new mother through the first forty days post-partum. As well as offering all sorts of helpful suggestions, tasty recipes and supportive words, I felt its overarching message is that of permission. Permission to step away from the treadmill and expectations ofContinue reading
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