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The Happy Hormone Cookbook

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The Happy Hormone Cookbook by Emma Ellice-Flint with Jill Keyte is a collection of balanced and delicious whole food dishes. Emma and Jill show that by shifting the balance of food you eat daily, you can begin to bring about changes in your hormones and alleviate many of the symptoms you may be experiencing. Read the full review »

Scrumptious by Chelsea Winter

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Scrumptious is the latest instalment from New Zealand MasterChef winner Chelsea Winter. Read the full review »

Feed Your Brain

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Feed Your Brain: 7 Steps to a Lighter, Brighter You! is the ultimate guide about keeping your brain in tip-top shape.

Delia McCabe has spent over two decades researching what the brain needs to function at it highest potential. The result is her unique 7-step plan that will help modify your eating habits. This book is set out into two sections: one very in-depth write up of the brain and what it needs, the second section is full of easy to follow recipes.

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A Year in My Real Food Kitchen

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Emma Galloway of My Darling Lemon Thyme blog/book fame has returned with a new cookbook to inspire those who enjoy eating a vegetarian and gluten free diet. Full of sumptuous recipes that will inspire you to expand your cooking repertoire, this is a beautiful collection.

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The Ultimate Vegetarian Collection

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At 12 years old I declared my intention to become a vegetarian much to the horror of my mother who hailed from solid sheep farming stock. It was the early 1990s and vegetarianism wasn’t in vogue in South Canterbury. Alison Holst’s Meals without Meat was the only thing that stood between me and sever nutrient deficiencies. To me, the recipes in it were exotic and exciting. Fast forward 26 odd years and Alison and Simon Holst have compiled the best vegetarian recipes from Meals without Meat and their subsequent vegetarian publications into one mega book: The Ultimate Vegetarian Collection.

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Julia & Libby’s Wholefood Kitchen

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They say food should be our first medicine, and that’s the premise of Julia & Libby’s Wholefood Kitchen. If you want to transform your body from the inside out, these two sisters have tried and tested their method presented in this book. They turned their diets from being highly processed and sugar-laden to wholefoods that nourish and promote health.

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The Best of Alison Holst

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The Best of Alison Holst was first published in 1991. There is now a 2015 version of her famous “Big Red Book”. It contains vegetarian recipes, microwave recipes, meal plans, some traditional recipes (for example, banana cake or herbed tripe) and some newer ideas (hummus, tofu-fruit whip).

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Cook. Nourish. Glow.

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I haven’t read Amelia Freer’s first book, Eat. Nourish. Glow. However, apparently due to demand for recipes to accompany her first book, she has written this companion cook book – helping readers to cook themselves healthy. All about adapting eating habits to be healthier despite busy lifestyles, Amelia has written 120 recipes without sugar, mostly without refined carbs and with a lot of veges.

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Everyday Easy Eats

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If you were thinking school fundraising cookbooks were the variety that is spiral bound and a simple list of recipes in a basic typeset…. well it would appear those days are over. Or at very least, those others have been surpassed by Auckland’s Balmoral School. Everyday Easy Eats is a stunningly presented, hardcover cookbook that rivals any you’ll find in a bookstore.

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Simply Nigella – Feel Good Food

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Nigella Lawson is back – causing us to slow down, pause and enjoy feel good food. Sounds good, right? From bowlfood (soups and noodle dishes) to tasty sides and sticky sweets, this is quite an interesting cookbook.

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