Alison Holst’s Weekday Meals in Minutes is exactly that: quick, easy and guaranteed to deliver a meal that will satisfy. It’s a clear-step-by-step collection of recipes that can be easily followed by just about anyone and boasts a range of flavours and tastes to suit any palate. From creamy chicken and spinach curry to bacon… Read More

Caralee Caldwell’s recipes are special. Not only because they are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free (and I’m allergic to dairy) but because every time I whip up one of her recipes everybody is utterly silent around the table as they chow down on some fabulously tasty home cooked kai. Sometimes it’s as simple as kumara… Read More

A cookbook that was made for New Zealanders.  Perfect.  I have to admit the reason it took me a while to get around to reviewing this cookbook because I was so busy trying out all the recipes. This particular cookbook also doubles as a health guide tracing its way from spice-based smoothies such as the… Read More

The Art of Mindful Origami. That’s right, the title promises therapeutic benefits and saddled on one side with my partner's sister  and a friend’s fifteen-year-old son on the other, there seemed to be no better time than a Friday evening to see what’s all the fuss about. Of course, we didn’t start with something simple… Read More

I adore Jamie Oliver. Even if he doesn’t always wash his veggies (or even his hands for that matter) his food is just so darn finger-licking good. If you’ve ever watched his TV shows, then you know that the charisma translates right onto the page - and if you’re preparing to cook for a horde… Read More

It sounds like a very ambitious title, but the reality is that Dr Adam Rutherford is simply claiming that we are all the same. We are all Homo sapiens and that hasn’t changed in a long time. The book is in essence all about a strand of evidence called DNA and Rutherford helps us to… Read More

Clean Bakery is French-born Claudepierre’s first cookbook, born out of her popular blog, When she developed pre-diabetes when pregnant with her daughter, she had to find a new way of creating her favourite baking creations. Clean Bakery features 80 recipes 79 are dairy-free, 66 gluten-free, 49 paleo friendly, 50 vegan, 23 raw and 34… Read More

John le Carré has something of a reputation for not liking to give interviews, so these “Stories from My Life” go some way to redressing the balance, providing an insight into both his life and his writing. This is an excellent book on lots of levels. It is very well written, with both compassion and… Read More

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